Which Chapter 8 chevron kits are right for your fleet?

There are some things to consider before ordering Chapter 8 chevron kits for your vehicle or fleet which will ensure that you get the right product for its purpose. Here, we go through all of the options that are available to you when ordering from Fleet ID and give you the information you’ll need to make the right choice.

Choice #1 – Which material?

Orafol Chapter 8 kits from Fleet ID are available in Oralite 6900 R3B Prismatic, 5860 RA2 High Intensity, 5200 RapidAir and 5600 Engineering Grade Rapid Air. The one you choose depends on a number of factors, but the main thing to consider is what type of roads the vehicles will be used on – roads with speed limits of up to 40MPH, or speed limits above 40MPH. Only certain materials are designed for use on faster roads.

The diagram below shows which materials to choose for each type of road:

Choice #2 – What type of application would you like?

When it comes to the application of Chapter 8 kits, some of this comes down to personal choice and some comes down to necessity. Choose from Chapter 8 kits for quick application, temporary use and applications that give you complete control too.  Fleet ID offer four different kit types – planked, flooded separate, flooded applied and magnetic.

The Planked Chapter 8 Kit

Planked Chapter 8 kits have each fluorescent and reflective strip supplied so that they can be applied individually. Fleet ID supply these with sections of strips taped together, for ease of application.

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The Flooded Separate Chapter 8 Kit

Flooded separate kits are supplied to you as cut reflective strips with large full pieces of fluorescent for you to apply over the top of. So, you would apply a section of fluorescent yellow and then apply the appropriate strips of reflective over the top of that section.

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The Flooded Applied Chapter 8 Kit

Flooded applied kits are supplied as large sections of fluorescent panel with reflective red strips already applied. This is possibly the quickest type of kit to apply to a vehicle.

Quick and easy flooded applied kits

The Magnetic Chapter 8 Kit

For those who need a temporary solution, the magnetic kit is perfect. Supplied as large magnetic sections of the Chapter 8 kit, this can be applied and removed as and when needed.

Magnetic kits for your vehicle

Choice #3 – How much coverage would you like?

If you’re ordering Chapter 8 kits for vans, you also have the option of the amount of coverage you would like on the rear of the vehicles. There is no regulation or hard and fast rule on this, but it goes without saying that the most coverage you have, the more potential you have of being seen on the roads. Will you choose full rear, half rear, or full glazed?

The Full Rear Chapter 8 Kit

Full rear coverage refers to a Chapter 8 kit that covers the whole available area of the rear of your vehicle, including the windows if it is a van. This provides maximum visibility and can be especially useful for high roof vehicles.

The Half Rear Chapter 8 Kit

Half Rear coverage only covers the vehicle below the rear window. This is standard coverage for cars, but may also be required on vans too. This allows the rear windows to be free from livery, whilst still providing excellent reflective visibility to other road users.

The Full Glazed Chapter 8 Kit

Full glazed Chapter 8 kits allow for the rear window being free from livery, but add an extra bit of reflectivity around the edges and along the top of the rear of the vehicle. This can be useful for large vans.

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