My Veil just arrived today and I have a handful of tests to put it through planned. I got working on the first one right away and already made a video of it tonight. There is more to come in a week or so after I apply it to the car.
First, the packaging. As others mentioned, the outer can had a broken security seal, but a second unbroken. The inner can's seal was unbroken. No product had spilled out, but I could smell it. The can was sealed with electrical tape and when I removed this, I noticed the inside of the tape (and my fingers) was covered with veil. So was true of the inner seal--veil had escaped it somehow, though it appeared sealed and was a bit of a pain and very messy to remove the seal. Perhaps something in the veil actually eats through the seal...maybe it should instead in a glass container? I will be sure to store it upright and in a ziplock bag in the future.
Now for my first test: License plate. Front plates are required here, and no covering is allowed, so I would really like to find a way to apply veil to the plate unnoticeably. I know it hasn't been done in the past. I thought perhaps spraying several layers of clearcoat over the plate might change the surface to something more favorable. I did so on the center half of an old unused license plate. Then I applied veil to half (so we could see how the clearcoat changed things, if any). Sadly the clearcoat did not seem to help. I added lasershield over the bottom just to record its additional protection.
Since I have an older Sony DV cam, it has the nightshot mode that removes the infrared filter and turns on an infrared led for illumination. This is perfect for testing how well these products block infrared light. Ideally, we want them to pass all visible light (and therefore look invisible) while blocking as much infrared as possible.
Here is the video of this first license plate test:
For now, I might just have to chance it with the lasershield or nothing.
Next I will be applying veil to one side of my car (headlights, rally lights, chrome trim) and making a similar video so we can see how veil works there.
I've also thought of spraying on veil with a pump spray bottle, I may also do videos of that if it proves to go on thinner and more evenly than using the foam brushes.