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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    Default Black Car clarification

    I've read a couple of posts where the option was to get a laser jammer or black car.
    Can someone please enlighten me. I know black absorbs light, but is it really that effective giving clear coats and waxing?

    I already have a black car, convertible which is barely over my hip high, except for the windshield which has a very sharp angle.

    Honestly I've had RMR products which are pretty hammered up here, (I've got zero tickets, but could be just luck and listening to the detector when it went off) and based on the info here will be getting the LI or Blinder product very soon for my SRT8 since it is pretty blocky and honestly the demo was very impressive and proof for me it worked on a challenger.

    Does this also work for any dark colors?

    But anyway, since its has a low profile and nothing to really catch on the nose, is a LI system even needed?

    thank you

  2. #2
    Mobile Installer
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    East Coast (USA)

    Thumbs up Re: Black Car clarification

    go with a Li
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  3. #3
    Advanced Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    5680 Oakbrook Parkway Suite 149 Norcross, GA

    Default Re: Black Car clarification

    Color was more of a factor back in the days of LED jammers. I could own that car all day long off the headlights. Get a LI if you want protection.

  4. #4
    Yoda of Radar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Dallas, Texas

    Default Re: Black Car clarification

    Wow, I was never a big Camaro fan, but I like that one! Very sweet!

    The good news is, that profile should be relatively easy to protect. The bad news is that it looks like your placement options are severely limited. But the grille offers a good option there that won't require any cutting or hassle.

    As Won Hunglo said -- and as covered in the FAQ in my signature -- colour really isn't relevant if you have a competent jammer. And if you don't have a competent jammer, it wouldn't matter how black your car was. We can get a reading of the back of a jogger wearing a black sweatshirt at half a mile. Every little bit helps, of course. So you do want to consider colour, lights, chrome, etc... in the overall equation to maximise your stealth. But again, without a jammer, you're toast no matter what you drive.

    Good luck!

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  5. #5
    Rocket Driver
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Default Re: Black Car clarification

    Color helps a jammer, but does not replace a jammer. While black cars may be harder to get a lock on they are far from impossible to do so.

    There is another thread here about color in which Jimbonzzz tells it's not necessarily the color as much as the pigments. Even some black paints have IR reflecting pigments which make the lidar's job easy.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    somewhere over the rainbow

    Default Re: Black Car clarification

    If you had RMR products and never got a ticket with them, consider yourself very lucky.

    A black car will help a "little" when it comes to laser, but that is about it. I can get a distance reading from my Lidar gun off a wooden telephone pole, or a thin flag pole, even dirt. A dark car might assist a weak jammer, but just a plain black car with no other countermeasures = fail. Get a really good jammer (LI) and get your setup tested.

    And stay away from RMR... for your own good!

  7. #7
    Radar Fanatic
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Default Re: Black Car clarification

    Last edited by DrCoke; 09-20-2011 at 10:58 PM.



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