1″ x 15′ 3M 973 Flexible Micro-Prismatic Reflective Tapes are pliable and conformable microprismatic reflective tapes that can be applied to a great variety of surfaces.
They are ideal for banding the beaded bonnet edge of fire hydrants to color code them according to flow rate (rate table at right).
3M 973, when mounted horizontally, offers bright reflectivity even at incident light angles of over 50 degrees. This makes hydrants very conspicuous at night when they otherwise could be difficult to locate.
3M 973 has a distinctive diamond pattern and a highly agressive adhesive.
It can be placed around the 90-degree corners of square trail marking stakes or posts and adhere completely.
They are an excellent choice for bicycle, motorcycle, and flight helmets.
It is also great for creating exciting reflective hoops (see some on YouTube).
3M 973 is sold here in 15-foot lengths.
Approximate thickness is 13-mils (0.013″).