Originally Posted by willwren
Moshi, all wrong.
Not even close.
As far as your radar theory, there would be no need on this car (they're timed, not 'shot') and flat paint doesn't prevent a radar return. As far as laser, they never shoot the body of the car. They shoot the plates.
Haha, well they were only guesses anyhow. I know I'd heard before that some drivers would paint their hoods matte black to absorb sunlight and reduce glare. I didn't know, though, that the laser guns were only aimed at plates. I figured the radar return would be unaffected though, cause there'* several matted ricers driving around here who surely still get many speeding tickets.
Maybe it'* a powder coating that reacts with NaCl-rich environment in the flats to manipulate or remove the electrostatic energies on the body panels in order to reduce air friction? haha, it'* hard to tell. I've never set foot on a salt flat.