Iron-On Reflective Tape
Time needed: 15-30 minutes, depending on how much tape you're adding
Solution? Iron reflective tape onto the backs of the FirstGear legs!
Set up your ironing board and iron; you're all set to begin.
The iron-on stuff is very easy to use. There are three layers to the tape: a very thin and clear protective layer, the reflective fabric itself, and a thicker and opaque protective layer.
The instructions tell you to remove the opaque layer and iron over the thin clear layer; THE INSTRUCTIONS LIE. If you do this, you will wind up with clear plastic all over your iron. The instructions have it backwards.
So, cut the tape to your desired length and then remove that clear thin layer of plastic.
Set the tape down on your clothes and gently press down with the iron for about 25 seconds. We used a heat setting somewhere in between "nylon" and "wool".
Later, rinse, repeat until you've got the coverage you want.
Once you have all of the tape on and are confident that it won't peel off (give it another go with the iron if you're not sure), go back and remove the opaque layer of plastic from all of the pieces you ironed on.
Here are some side by side comparisons of before and after: