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    Default Questions about Laser Shield

    How does the laser shield license plate work? Any independent tests to confirm this? I would hate to spend my money on something that doesn't work.

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    Default Laser Shield

    I don't know of any independent tests but I can tell you how it works

    When you are shot with laser, they aim at either your front license plate or headlamp.

    If they aim at your front license plate, the Laser Shield will help absorb some of the light energy making it more difficult to get a reading. However if the officer is having a problem, then all he would have to do is re-aim at your headlamp

    Now the Veil has had independent testing done with it by Speed Labs and that covers not only your license plate, but also your headlamps. The Veil was 60% effective in reducing the target range
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    Well I guess what I mean is how does it absorb the light? I can see how Veil would work, darker things absorb more light on the spectrum, but not the laser shield.

    Also after looking at SML's testing of Viel, it made no difference on the "light colored Mustang" they tested it against at 1/4 of a mile. I have a red car, how much light the body of my car reflect back? So much using Viel is pointless like when it was used on the Mustang?

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    Default SML

    I wasn't there during the Mustang test, so cannot comment on that one

    The main factor is how much chrome and reflective area you have in the front of the car, what type of car do you have. How much of the front end is chromed?

    I don't bother with the covers and/or Veil at all, I use the jammers, 100% protection
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    Default Re: SML

    Quote Originally Posted by RadarRoy
    I don't bother with the covers and/or Veil at all, I use the jammers, 100% protection
    I wish I could afford a Blinder, but at almost 350, it would be more expensive than every detector (bar the V1) and I would probably have to replace the lense at some point I'm guessing. I'm just not sure if it is worth the hassle.

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    Default Blinder

    Well let me know when you are interested...
    As far as the lens, they are not all that expensive to replace
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    Default Mustang performance from SML test of '03

    I would like to add my two cents here, if I might.

    Our first appearance with SML testing took place in the summer of '03. At the time this was our first independent test showing.

    You are entirely correct that we didn't not perform as well with the silver 'stang.

    Since that time we have made improvements to the formulation which allowed us to show much better this time around in the SML '04 test.

    We tested with a dark (sebring) , medium (regal), and light coloured (cavalier) with much better results this time out.

    However, make no mistake about it, we can only do so much with physics.

    Even if all of the reflective surfaces of the vehicle are treated, and there are large areas of a vehicle that are perpendicular to the road (like the 'stang), and the color is white or metallic silver, then Veil's ultimate performance will diminish somewhat. In otherwords, we can't hide what we don't treat.

    Even so, VEIL has shown to reduce targeting, in many cases, of light coloured vehicles to well under 1000 feet and less than half that with medium to darker coloured vehicles.

    Personally, I'll take whatever I can get.

    We are currently working on an additional product to reduce the overall visual signature of light coloured vehicles even further. In the meantime, consider using a dark coloured bra on the front (if you can stand it). When used with Veil, you will make a serious dent in effective targeting distances!

    Finally, I have found that many red cars, in fact, can be difficult to target!

    I used to drive a bright red honda prelude that was extremely difficult to target with or without treatment. A lot probably had to do with the pointed shape of the vehicle, but we have found red to be surprisingly difficult to target with laser. Go figure...

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