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Oralite (Reflexite) V42

Oralite (Reflexite) V42 Retro Fit Grade Microprismatic Conspicuity Tape [DOT-C2 3 yr.]

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    Alternating 11 in. Red 7 in. White / Film Logo Design
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    Purchased Most Frequently: 2 in. x 50 yds. (Alternating 11 in. Red 7 in. Whit… | See Pricing Table below for additional options.
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Product Description

Oralite V42 Retro Fit Grade Microprismatic Conspicuity Tape is a DOT-compliant prismatic conspicuity tape with 3-year durability used for commercial truck and trailer marking. Oralite is the Oracal Group's new brand name for Reflexite. It's an economical and effective alternative to the 5 and 10-year products when retrofitting equipment. The tape is a tough weather-and solvent resistant (including petrol and diesel) product designed for rugged outdoor use on the sides and rear of trucks, trailers, tankers, dump trucks, tow trucks, pick up beds, and other types of work trucks and mobile industrial equipment. Comes with the DOT-C2 certification mark as per NHTSA 49 CFR 571.108 and it is composed of cube corner (microprism) retroreflective elements integrally bonded to a flexible, smooth-surfaced, tough and weather-resistant UV stabilized polyester film. The prism surfaces are coated with a vacuum deposition of aluminum to provide a mirror surface to the prism facets. The resulting tape is not more than 0.008 inch thick and comes with an aggressive high-tack pressure sensitive adhesive that is designed for application to bare and painted metals, fiberglass, structural composite materials and more. It resists edge lift due to repeated mechanical and hand washing.

DOT-C2 Conspicuity Tape is manufactured by the Orafol Group and rolls are typically cut from 30-inch log rolls so will ship on a plain neutral core (or an ISC Racers Tape branded core). This comes in an alternating 11 inch red / 7 inch white film logo design pattern (please see Oralite V92 for the 6 inch red / 6 inch white triangle design or Oralite V52 for the diamond plate design). The tape is intended for application to medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles including towing and recovery vehicles and a great variety of vocational work trucks, including but not limited to construction vehicles, refuse haulers, step vans, utility trucks, tank trucks, auto carriers and more. V42 improves vehicle visibility from a variety of angles at night and in conditions of poor visibility, giving motorists increased reaction time. Because the product is thin and flexible, it can be easily applied to flat and curved surfaces. Also maintains reflectivity after impact. White lines in pattern give it maximum daytime visibility.

Photometric Performance

Coefficient of Retroreflection (candelas/lux/square meters)
Observation AngleEntrance AngleWhiteRed
Made in the U.S.

Warning: This product can expose you to chemicals including Benzene, which is [are] known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

* Multiple cases may be shipped per package in order to minimize the charge for shipping.


Technical Information

Oralite (Reflexite) V42 Retro Fit Grade Microprismatic Conspicuity Tape
  • Standards Met: DOT-C2; FMVSS 108; complies with European RoHS directive 2002/95/EC
  • Carrier/Backing: fully metalized, UV stabilized polyester film
  • Adhesive: acrylic   How are adhesives different?
  • Release Liner: paper
  • Thickness: 8 mils (carrier, adhesive) 2 mils (carrier)   What is mil thickness?
  • Application Temperature: 65°F (minimum)
  • Core: 3" diameter
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

Alert Roll Sizes/Widths

Please note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice-free. Tape rolls are typically cut to standard tape industry metric-cut sizes - or approx 5% narrower than the nominal size (i.e. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered).

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Download Datasheets

The following downloads are available for this product:

Download Heavy Duty Truck & Trailer Application RegulationsDownload V42 Technical Bulletin

V42 Standard sizes


2 in. x 15 ft. **15 foot length

Actual Size: 25mm wide

V42/ 21512

Single Roll (1-11 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (12-35 Rolls)

3 - 5 Cases (36-71 Rolls)

6+ Cases (>= 72 Rolls)


a 14% discount

a 15% discount

a 17% discount





2 in. x 150 ft.

Actual Size: 25mm wide

V42/ 215010

Single Roll (1-9 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (10-29 Rolls)

3 - 5 Cases (30-59 Rolls)

6+ Cases (>= 60 Rolls)


a 10% discount

a 12% discount

a 13% discount





Nominal Tape Widths vs Actual Widths

Nominal vs. Actual Widths Zoom In

Tape rolls are cut to standard tape industry metric widths of approx. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered. As a result ACTUAL tape widths are normally 5% narrower than the NOMINAL width shown in inches. Examples:

  • 1" Nominal width = 15/16" (24mm) Actual width
  • 2" Nominal width = 1-7/8" (48mm) Actual width
  • 3" Nominal width = 2-13/16" (72mm) Actual width

Note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice-free.

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User Reviews

Oralite (Reflexite) V42 Retro Fit Grade Microprismatic Conspicuity Tape [DOT-C2 3 yr.]
Made in the USA
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
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