Hello all. I just got an STI Driver as my first detector. So far I'm extremely pleased other than that I managed to put a scratch on one of the convex bands on the front plastic surface. It's a relatively small surface area and so far it doesn't seem to have made a difference but I'm worried more scratches like this would throw off the detection sensitivity. Is this a legitimate concern?
I also have these questions:
1) I saw a post where someone recommended mounting the unit to the left of the RWM. I put mine center underneath the mirror. As long as the unit is up high and has a clear shot out the back, does it really matter exactly where it goes?
2) I drive in VA. Is there anywhere I could read up on the types of radar bands I'd most likely encounter here?
3) I'm thinking of tinting my windows so that the unit is less visible in daylight. I noticed something about metallic tints lowering detection. What should I look out for in terms of the detector if I'm getting tints?