Well, I finally got around to applying Veil to my second car. The first car (and first time with Veil) was a learning experience that didnít go so well. The second time around went much better as I used all the lessons of the first mess to improve on my technique.
I prepped with alcohol and blue tape. For the application, I used the 3Ē foam brush and covered each lens with 3 strokes per. The driverís side required a 4th stroke as there was a little bit of sagging starting to happen. As a result the coat was not as even as the passenger side. At first, I was a bit worried about the look, but after it dried you have to be very close to it to see the streaks (as in the close-up pic below). The fogs received two strokes and were a bit streaky but you canít see them very well so itís no big deal.
Here is the night shot with flash. Sorry I don't have access to an IR capable camera, so this will have to do. The good news is that there was only one surprising hotspot in this shot. Can you see it? Itís the V1 mounted above mirror, slightly off center. I was surprised how much it reflected. At first I did a double take and thought there was street light off in the distance. Double checked and it was definitelty the V1. Not sure if just a reflection off the plastic lens, or from the lidar sensor. It seemed a little to round to be from the retangle shaped lens.
The other surprise was that even with Veil, the fogs are still reflecting a lot. I added another super thick coat after this pic was taken. It helped a little but they still bounce back quite a bit of light. Not sure how much a flash compares to IR, but its close then, the lights are still pretty reflective. Now I need a good laser hit to test it. Iíve been by my neighborhood lidar trap where they hang out just about every other day, but they werenít open for business. Instead I was treated to my first Ka Instant-On experience and my eyes were faster than the slugish 3.826 V1.
Lastly, yes that is an un-Veil Laser Shield on the plate.