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Re: [Bob D'Amato: Re: License Plate]
On Fri, 17 Feb 1995, Chris Idleman wrote:
> on whether they actually work). One nifty trick I've seen here in NJ is
> to carefully mask out the characters on the plates, then airbrush the
> reflective background with flat automotive paint to match the original
> color and pattern (the NJ plates have a boring beige-to-white background
> so it's easy to simulate -- could be difficult on fancy "picture" plates).
> Peel off the masking tape when done and voila! Instant reduction in LIDAR
> lock-on range!
Thanks Bob, that sounds like it would be a neat trick for our Ohio plates
with the silvery/white background. BUT... I got nailed by LIDAR a few
months ago and didn't have a front plate installed. I had a "DEALER"
plate on from my father's shop, and a rear is not required. I have since
changed to a regular plate, and as I have two monster Hella driving
lights in the hoes for the front plate bracket I have no plate on the
front. Haven't been stopped for it yet, but I'm not holding my breath.
I also have a *very* dark tinted plate cover on the rear which I have
been using for quite some time without hassles from Ohio authorities.
Hope this didn't jinx me!!
---87 4000S, 1.8L