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      12-03-2011, 01:15 AM   #1
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Radar/Laser vs dull/matte paint

From what I understand if a car has some sort of shine on it(normal)or is a brighter color or front plate its easier to tell their speed rather than if the car is satin/matte black and no plate and it absorbs the radar. Is there any truth to this?

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From what I understand if a car has some sort of shine on it(normal)or is a brighter color or front plate its easier to tell their speed rather than if the car is satin/matte black and no plate and it absorbs the radar. Is there any truth to this?

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I have personally tested this and we found no difference between matte paint/vinyl or oem paints. Also, there was no difference we found between front plates or no front plates. Speeds were ranged between 25 to 65 mph.

Backround: Military police officer with access to different types of radar equipment, and plenty of friends with customized vehicles.

Take it for what it's worth, but hope it helps.
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Cool stuff, thanks for posting!
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