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I am using digital display material linked to all cameras. The opposing panel will show the camera’s footage. Mode engaged when speeding as to have a visual cloaking device.

What could go wrong if I cannot be seen?
Matte black at night. Now if I can just figure out how to shut the damned headlights off.
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Matte black at night. Now if I can just figure out how to shut the damned headlights off.
I fail to see the attraction to being nearly invisible on country roads especially when there may be lots of shadows from trees and terrain in the background. Myself I want to be lit up like a Christmas Tree in December and sparkly as all get out so the sucker that pulls out in front of me will see me as his last image bearing down on him and remember it and feel it and regret for the rest of his life, however long that may be. No surprises. Nope.

Besides that I am lazy, dark colors draw attention to dirt quicker that light colors.
 

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I doubt it actually fool drivers. I'm not even convinced it was all that effective on ships.
" ... not even convinced it was all that effective on ships."

You're right. Crew on warships were extended-period captives on moving targets. A major purpose of the paint job was to make them think their target would be hard for the enemy to see.
 

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I fail to see the attraction to being nearly invisible on country roads especially when there may be lots of shadows from trees and terrain in the background. Myself I want to be lit up like a Christmas Tree in December and sparkly as all get out so the sucker that pulls out in front of me will see me as his last image bearing down on him and remember it and feel it and regret for the rest of his life, however long that may be. No surprises. Nope.

Besides that I am lazy, dark colors draw attention to dirt quicker that light colors.
I don't ghost drive it was a poor attempt at humor.

I think I mentioned one of my big ideas about skins is to do a matte black bottom half and leave everything above the fold stainless. Giving the illusion at night of a flying saucer blazing 3 foot off the ground on a pillow of red and white light.
 

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I had a matte black car.

Cops sure liked to pull me over for BS. Somewhere over a dozen stops, two tickets, only one moving violation.

-Crissa
 


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I had a matte black car.

Cops sure liked to pull me over for BS. Somewhere over a dozen stops, two tickets, only one moving violation.

-Crissa
Here I was thinking black would be less likely to attract Johnny Law's attention.
 

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The moving violation was that I got cut-off by a school bus speeding in a convoy. So I got a ticket for 'following too close'.

-Crissa
 

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I am using digital display material linked to all cameras. The opposing panel will show the camera’s footage. Mode engaged when speeding as to have a visual cloaking device.

What could go wrong if I cannot be seen?
You'll finally know what it's like to ride a motorcycle? :cool:
 
 




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