The debate about rights going on in this thread is all well and good (I stand on the side of the people), but I have a technical question.These things look for the reflective paint of your plates. If you can stop the reflection it stops the readers from even "seeing" your plate and there goes their $40 thousand dollar toy. If you spray the plates with Testor's Dullcoat or Krylon flat "crystal clear" spraypaint with a thick coat it will kill the reflecting property but the plate looks the same to the naked eye. Not advocating illegal driving but some people need to put food on the table lol!
Other posters have said the cops will pull you over if your license plate doesn't reflect light like a normal one would. Does this spray paint really prevent ambient light/headlight light from being reflected properly? If so, how do you solve this problem? If not, could you explain why not?
I live in an area with low population density, so it's a bit harder to rely on getting lost in traffic mass to try and avoid being targeted. Therefore, the above question is concerning to me. If the plate doesn't reflect light properly, can I still drive during daylight hours without it being obvious that I applied the spray paint?
Also, if the cops deliberately target your vehicle with a scanner and it can't read the plate, will they pull you over? Is it probable cause? If not, will they just make up a reason to pull you over?
What are the solutions to any potential problems with the spray paint method? And what are alternative methods we could use?
Thanks so much for putting this information out there. I'm just a guy trying to put food on the table. When I found this post, I regained a bit of hope. You're the best.