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Turbogus
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:21 pm    Post subject: Cross post from another site but what a "bright" i Reply with quote

This falls in the categoey of "why didn't I think of that"


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/simple-brake-light-upgrade-1022601/
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a good idea, but painting the inside white with a spray can would do the same thing and you wouldn't have to worry about the heat from the bulb starting a fire with the tape.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luckily the high temp. tape the author was mentioning is fire resistant being used in the HVAC industry.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've checked with Reflectix in with regard to their easily locally available product FT210 (a lower end tape) and they tell me it's safe to 260 degrees. There are some concerns posted by others from other sites that they're concerned with temperatures within the tail light housing. As for me, I run lights on during darkness and temperatures are cooler here in Oregon so potential danger may well be minimalized. Not to mention the brake and backup lights are used only momentarily. Going to find out what temperature they burn at.
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Okay, I ran lights on for over an hour (steady state) and the maximum temperature inside the tail lights with the lens on and sealed gets no higher than 150 degrees. Since this Reflectix tape is rated to 260 I think this'll work out fine. I picked this tape up at the local hardware store, and called the maker for its temp ratings.
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