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  1. JohnnyE

    Keeping cigarette lighter plug-powered accessories running when the car is shut off.

    I hope the RDF brain trust can point me to an easy, low-cost solution. My dash cam, scanner and a couple of other electronic doodads are powered by my car’s cigarette lighter plug. That’s great when the car is running. A problem arises when I shut the car off, killing power to the cigarette...
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    Anti-reflective coating for behind the grill hardware

    Many vehicles have a fair amount of reflective hardware behind the grill. I am curious what can be done to reduce the amount of IR that is reflected back to a laser gun from these shiny components. Since aesthetics don't matter, what is the best thing to coat/paint/do to this hardware to reduce...
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    OH Turnpike & IN Toll Road trips on to Milwaukee - How to prepare?

    Hi All, Soon I'll be taking several trips across the Ohio Turnpike and Indiana Toll Road, heading from PA to Milwaukee. I'm currently equipped with a Uniden R1 and an old Blinder M-27, though I hope to install an ALP system soon. I started making this journey 30 years ago. Across Ohio the last...
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    PA Turnpike trips - How to prepare?

    I'll be taking several trips on the PA pike to and from the Midwest soon. I'm currently equipped with a Uniden R1 and an old Blinder M-27, though I hope to install an ALP system soon. Over 30 years I've never encountered laser on the PA turnpike. Enforcement was strictly radar, thought I don't...
  5. JohnnyE

    2006 SLK ALP placement suggestions

    Hi Everyone, I’ve used the Blinder family of products on my cars for over a decade with nearly flawless performance. It's time to upgrade, and I will be buying and installing an ALP system. What types of heads and placements do you recommend? The car is a 2006 Mercedes Benz SLK. I drive in...
  6. JohnnyE

    New to RDF, but not new to this field.

    Hi all! Glad to be aboard. After over a decade of experience, starting with a then-new Blinder M-25, I found you and just had to get involved. My, the tech has changed, and I want to learn, and contribute, to build a stronger community. I'm happy to be here.
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