I was very impressed by Nvr2fast's recent veil job, it looks good, he did not use the brush or the other thing that comes with veil package.
We used a laser pointer to test veil's effectiveness. What we did was to point the laser pointer at teh lights, and see if any refelction will go back onto my hand or onto my T-shirt.
The results were that the laser reflection off the veiled lights was very very low, the laser beam became dim and diffused/smudged, which means that veil was very effective at reducing reflectivity.
In fact, his car's black bumper gave out much more reflection than the veiled headlights.
We then tried it on my unveiled headlights, and dammn.... the reflections were bright and going everywhere!!!
This shows that Veil when applied properly onto headlights, will reduce it's reflectivity so much that the car's paint becomes even more reflective.
As for his liscense plate, he devised his own method of making the plate non-reflective. No laser shiled no veil. he used sand paper to make the surface rough and smudged, and he put something else on it as well but i dunno what. As a result, the laser beam reflected was also dim and diffused, similar to the veiled headlights. Compared to my untreated license plate the beam was super bright and well defined.
Further more, his HID headlights are not as badly affected by veil compared to how my HID's were when my car used to have veil. this leads me to suggest that perhaps i put too much veil resulting in the lights getting too dim.
Therefore i'm going to try veiling my car again using his method and doing everything his way since it'll be a while before i get a drive-smart...
I think Nvr2fast has pretty good protection against laser. His Mitsubishi chrome logo is also veiled soooo nicely that it's so smooth and clean and looks nice. The laser pointer reflection from the chrome is also dim and diffused which proves vei's effectiveness. Only problem is that his X50 did not detect the LTI's during the past 3 laser encounters, even though it was mounted low. STrange that I was behind him and my V1 actually alerted while his X50 did not. Perhaps his black bonnet makes the X50 less sensitive to laser because the laser doesn't get reflected off the hood? Because when i used to have an X50, i'd get my laser alerts everytime i got hit.
So..... hope this is interesting information to some of you and i hope Bob (veil guy) would be kind enough to share your comments.