Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    Yoda of Radar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    O'FALLON, MISSOURI
    Posts
    15,630

    Default Black specks and running look will it go away?

    I just got my can of veil and noticed that you are only supposed to put it on 50 degrees plus. However theres no way to do this this time of year. I tried to apply it and noticed tiny black specks as well as veil application lines (not drip lines). Is the problem the cold or is this normal for Veil? I tried the hair dryer trick for a few mins as well.

    -Black specks normal?
    - Application lines normal will they go away?


    Please let me know!

    Stlouisx50
    Laser Interceptor Dual, Laser Interceptor Quad, Valentine 1 & The Escort 8500 X50 - Blue, Uniden BC296D, GRE500, Lasershield, 2011 Kia Soul +, Yamaha FZ6, 2005 Black Dodge Neon SRT-4,


  2. #2
    Yoda of Radar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    O'FALLON, MISSOURI
    Posts
    15,630

    Default

    Also, I took a few photos of the Veil with specks however they it didn't appear in the photos as much as I can see it with the naked eye. I did invert the photos color and noticed how you can see a dark blue and a light blue. After Veiling lights what color should they be after Veiling them?
    Laser Interceptor Dual, Laser Interceptor Quad, Valentine 1 & The Escort 8500 X50 - Blue, Uniden BC296D, GRE500, Lasershield, 2011 Kia Soul +, Yamaha FZ6, 2005 Black Dodge Neon SRT-4,


  3. #3
    Manufacturer
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Bozeman, MT
    Posts
    3,205

    Default

    No, that is not normal!

    I suspect its do to the weather.

    1) Make sure you shake the material well and then wait about 5 minutes afterwords before applying.

    2) When temps get into or below the 50s, things can get a little funky - although a hair dryer may help a little bit (pre-warming the headlights with the dryer may help further).

    3) Try to find a place indoors (like a garage) that may be a little warmer, this time of year to do your application.

    Please keep me posted on your progress.

    Veil Guy 8)
    ALERT: Purchase the latest Veil G5 Direct from the Manufacturer or from one of our Authorized Dealers at the Veil Store.

    Stay informed with the latest industry news and product reviews Veil Guy's Radar Detector Reviews.

    Experience real-world encounters as they actually happened on the open road, from the pioneer of this bonafide real-world testing format. Visit Veil Guy's radar detector videos.

    Socialize with the Veil Guy: Google+, Facebook

  4. #4
    Yoda of Radar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    O'FALLON, MISSOURI
    Posts
    15,630

    Default

    I might beable to take the headlights off in a few days, and let them dry in the day through the night. I will leave the Veil on there for now, due to the fact that I'd rather have some on there than none. When I get a chance Ill try to take the headlight covers off and clean them and re-apply!

    stlouisx50
    Laser Interceptor Dual, Laser Interceptor Quad, Valentine 1 & The Escort 8500 X50 - Blue, Uniden BC296D, GRE500, Lasershield, 2011 Kia Soul +, Yamaha FZ6, 2005 Black Dodge Neon SRT-4,


  5. #5
    Yoda of Radar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    In front of my computer
    Posts
    10,773

    Default

    Maybe you can find a heated garage somewhere?

    edit - removing the lights, that's the ticket!

  6. #6

    Default

    Man, I love living in Miami. It hardly ever goes below 50 down here. :-p

  7. #7
    Yoda of Radar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    O'FALLON, MISSOURI
    Posts
    15,630

    Default

    Yeah I'M sure the Veil won't stay on , the cars are pretty covered with dew tonight :cry:
    Laser Interceptor Dual, Laser Interceptor Quad, Valentine 1 & The Escort 8500 X50 - Blue, Uniden BC296D, GRE500, Lasershield, 2011 Kia Soul +, Yamaha FZ6, 2005 Black Dodge Neon SRT-4,


  8. #8
    Radar Fanatic
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    2,357

    Default

    I think I might be able to explain the black specks. I did a LP cover a couple of weeks ago inside where it was nice and warm and dry, thinking that this would come out perfect. However I, too, got the black specks. What I figured out is that little tiny bits of material (basically dust) were falling off of my sweater onto the cover. It doesn't look so bad now that it's dry but they were sucking up the VEIL like little sponges wherever they landed. I guess cleanliness is the third pillar of VEIL application, in addition to temperature and moisture.

  9. #9
    Professional
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    868

    Default

    Can't he just leave his headlights on for a period of time before and after he applies the veil? That way his lights will be very warm.

    Also..make sure you clean the headlights very throughly with some good stuff and let it dry before you apply veil. You definately dont want to apply the veil to a headlight that is not 100% well cleaned.

  10. #10
    Manufacturer
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Bozeman, MT
    Posts
    3,205

    Default

    I have done that from time to time as well especially with the hi-beams on.

    It certainly can't hurt.

    Veil Guy 8)
    ALERT: Purchase the latest Veil G5 Direct from the Manufacturer or from one of our Authorized Dealers at the Veil Store.

    Stay informed with the latest industry news and product reviews Veil Guy's Radar Detector Reviews.

    Experience real-world encounters as they actually happened on the open road, from the pioneer of this bonafide real-world testing format. Visit Veil Guy's radar detector videos.

    Socialize with the Veil Guy: Google+, Facebook

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. X50 Black
    By jturn241 in forum Escort
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-17-2012, 05:25 AM
  2. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-12-2010, 02:45 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •