I just finished putting Veil on my 350Z and thought I'd share my take on the product.
First off, the 350Z has unusual headlight lens covers. They are about 8 to 9 inches wide and slope vertically towards the front of the car about 20 inches. This makes long horizontal brush strokes impossible. Applying with vertical strokes is easier but you lose the benefit of gravity helping to level out the coating.
Do not use masking tape to mask the paint around the lens. When the Veil soaks into the tape, it dissolves the adhesive and starts to raise the paint. Fortunately, I saw this almost immediately as the tape lifted off the paint and was in the way of my brush strokes. I stopped everything and removed the rest of the tape, Veil, cleaned the car and started again. I was able to buff out the effected paint area.
Veil looks like dirty paint thinner when it goes on (or diluted ink if any of you are artists and familiar with using pen and ink). It has about the same viscosity as well (maybe a little thicker but not much). I shook the bottle for several minutes and let it stand for just over 5 minutes before using.
I used half the bottle as it took me 4 attempts to get it on looking anywhere close to acceptable. I used the same poly brush from Lowe's Home Improvement mentioned in another thread. The Lowe's brush has a much denser poly foam which is why it works so much better than those supplied with the kit (it's also wider). It did make a difference but there are still some visible streaks. To be fair, part of why I used so much Veil is because I tried experimenting with a mini-paint roller with a short nap to see how that would do with the application (it goes on with a mottled appearance instead of streaks).
Given that this stuff is so hard to apply, I think the manufacturer should be more generous with how much they supply for the price. I can't imagine anyone putting it on in the first two attempts with complete success, so it would be more fair to give enough for a couple practice runs (no pun intended). I also question if it really is that expensive to manufacture but it's a novelty item, so I guess marketing equations account for some of the pricing.
I really hope the product can be made to apply as a spray...perhaps thin enough so several coats would be required to achieve the necessary coat thickness. Either that or impregnate it in flexible plastic film that can be put on the lense much the same way as window tinting kits are done.
My experience was a pain in the butt. I hope it's worth it and while working on it kept thinking, "Maybe I should just slow down and save myself this headache." The fourth coat still has some streaks but is about as good as it's going to get I think. I don't look forward to putting it on again.
Here are some pics...
Look closely and you can see the streaks on each headlight.
My question is whether my Nissan emblem should be coated? It sits at a low angle relative to the ground so I figure any light that hits it is going to reflect upwards.