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New paint system keeps you glowing down the road

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MILLS RIVER, NC -- Summertime means thousands of motorcycles on the roads and there is a new product aimed to help bikers have a safer ride.

Lumilor is a type of electroluminescent paint that turns your motorcycle into a light bulb, with the help of a little technology.

It is wired into the system of the motorcycle, so the flip of a switch allows the bike to glow in the dark.

T.D. Customs in Mills River is one of only four auto body shops in the country licensed to apply the special paint system.

Click here for more about how it works.

Owner Tim Donaghue says the paint comes in a variety of colors and lasts about 50,000 run hours, which means years of life.

Those who use it say they feel safer on the roads at night, because their bike stands out.

"People can't quite believe that it's an electrically-charged lit paint job. Especially on a gas tank. You know, nobody thinks run electricity to my gas tank is a good idea. But it's completely encapsulated, so it's not going to zap you or the vehicle or anything. It's just a really cool product right now," says Donaghue.

You can see the bike up-close this weekend at the Ag Center, as part of the Mountaineer Antique Auto Show. Click here for show information.

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