How much do you get?
A lot! - about 220 inches, end to end.
Each strip is 1/4 inch wide.
How to install
Lay them down with a soapy water solution to prevent sticking while you lay out your pattern. The soapy water will not affect bonding.
USE A SOAP SOLUTION TO INSTALL!
Use a solution of 1 cup water and 8-10 drops of Palmolive in a sprayer bottle. Spray both the object and the sticky side of the strip. LOOK AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR FOR INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS!
Interview By ED:
Official Decal QC inspector
ED:: Why are they called Sparkies?
BILL: Well, the guy that invented them was name Sparkey. He had some trouble at night with his wife so he drew these things up and asked me to make them for him.
ED: What kind of trouble was he having with his wife that needed reflective strips?
BILL Well you see Ed, Sparkey was getting old and couldn't see too well. These reflective strips were to be used so he could find his wife's ummm ... her.. mmm ... So he could find his way under the covers at night. With a flashlight. I thought, wow! I could use those myself, so I rush them right into production! I figured we'd have lines and lines of fellas like Ole Sparkey. But that didn't happen!
ED: I think I know why Bill, Tell me, did you do any marketing research first?
BILL: What's that? Is it like studying a Cliff Note?
ED:: I guess I know that answer. So.. Bill, you never did tell me why you decided to name them after Sparkey.
BILL: : Well, it's in memory of Sparkey.
ED: Oh my goodness, What happened to Sparkey, did he die in a spectacular motorcycle accident?
BILL: No, it was a head lock and a plugged in lamp!
ED: How does a man die with a head lock and a plugged in lamp?
BILL: Well, you need to meet Big Mama, Sparkies wife.... You see, Sparkey was all full of ideas but Bib Mama, she's a pretty big gal. One night, just as ole'Sparkey was marking a pathway to the play pen Big Mama woke up and boy oh boy, I heard she was furious with him! Bib Mama wrapped him up tight in a head lock and she took one of them pole lamps and she shoved that thing right up... ummm well, you know what I'm saying.
ED: Ouch.... So you mean.....
BILL: Yep, she plugged that lamp in, and that was the end of ole Sparkey. Yep, you could see Sparkey Sizzle for over 2 miles away. So we named these in honor and memory of ole'Sparkey. That Poor SOB! Sparkies Sizzle Strips... That sure did describe his situation.
ED: That's terrible, horrible. Unthinkable! So now, you only sell them as outdoor reflective safety tape?
BILL: That's right, No man in his right mind would should try what ole Sparkey tried to do. It's just not a smart thing! Besides, , Sparkey's widow would come right down here and throw me out of my own place if I ever sold them for any other purpose other than outdoor night safety.
So did you still want three packs of Blue Sizzle Strips?
ED: Nah.. you better give me 6, my wife a pretty big girl!