mounting blinder & front bra
:hmmmm: I received my m-25 blinder and i think the instructions really are not the best. I made copies of the blinder support pages and when u try to read the wiring diagram it is blurry. if u try to make it larger it just get blurrier.
Anyway i have been using the search tab to find out about 2 things: first is there any reason why on my Z06 C5 vette i have to use the brackets and drill the 8 holes in my air duct system when it seems [ if i have them level and distanced properly ] commercial VELCRO should work fine!! a 1 1/2 by
3 1/2'' piece is very tacky. Also i searched for front bra and found nothing! Would a front thick black CALGON bra with plastic license cover help in any way to resist a laser hit.:questionmark: My vehicle as u might know is fiberglass. it is glossy black and very streamlined. If anyone has any good info. on the velcro and bra please chime in! thanks much Greg O.:driver:
The C5 should be very nicely "stealth profiled," as long as you don't have your iceburg headlights up. :) You really shouldn't need a bra.
Certainly, a front plate would cause a tremendous PT concern, but I don't imagine that you have one?
If you are really concerned about things, go a step farther, and VEIL the exposed front-end lighting elements.
With the Blinder heads, 3M Automotive Trim/Molding tape will effectively hold them "permanently" (while still allowing for fully residue-free release, at a later date, if-desired, with no damage to the vehicle finish, provided that the vehicle finish in the mounted area and immediate surroundings were not damaged at or before the time of application, to begin with). Pay good attention to initial prep (cleaning the area, as well as with proper consideration for surface temperatures), and you'll be fine.
Shimming the heads can be achieved with any number of different methods, and is limited only by your imagination.
Remember to get the heads as level and square as you possibly can - obsession here really counts.
for the excellent advice.:top::top: If u or anyone have any info on the curved plastic plate cover please chime in, I'm a newbe and all ears:listen:
thanks again Greg O. [RADARB8]
Where I live in Metro-Cleveland, there are areas that tend to enforce our front-plate laws - given that one of my primary concerns is simply not to be stopped in the first place, I also have a front plate on my vehicle, where it's supposed to be.
But like you're planning, I also undertake passive measures, to beef-up defenses at this most vulnerable area.....
Look at djrams80, a fellow hobbyist/enthusiast and VEIL user, for the former example:
Veil Professionally Done - Radar Detector Jammer Forum
^ Look at how absolutely awesome his headlights and fogs came out. (For a comparison, look at his tail-lights, which were manually applied. Look at the difference in terms of "surface" finish smoothness.)
For the latter:
VEIL test on hayabusa - Radar Detector Jammer Forum
^ sbfuller, another fellow hobbyist/enthusiast and VEIL user, utilized the wet-sanding/airbrush technique on the headlight unit of his hyperbike. Note that this method also produces a smoother and overall "glossier" finish than with a manual brush-type application.
I would be hesitant to VEIL the plate in and of itself, as the two combined may make the plate too dark to properly visualize, and that might irk enforcers. Overall, I'd say that VEIL applied to the cover, alone, would make the most difference - that, plus perhaps the use of a non-retro-reflective plate (such as a replica plate made of a non-metallic substance; but here, be careful that the replica is of sufficiently approximate graphical design as the state issue), or, alternatively, lightly scruffing the surface of the plate to make it less retro-reflective.
And honestly, no need to thank me - I'm just glad to help. :)
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