Frequently Asked Questions About the VEIL Stealth CoatingShould I use VEIL with a radar laser detector?
Yes. Users of radar laser detectors will benefit the most. VEIL was designed to be used in conjunction with a good laser radar detector since it will provide you with additional reaction time to slow down when alerted by speed laser traffic monitoring.
Do I Still Need VEiL if I Have A Laser Jammer?
Yes, here is why:
Can you wash a car that is VEILed?
- In order for a laser jammer to jam, it must transmit the correct jamming sequence for the make and model of gun you’re being shot with.
- If the laser jammers head-alignment is not level, the efficiency of the jammer is decreased.
- The closer you are to an officer’s location; the beam becomes more focused and narrow and the punch through rate increases.
Yes. VEIL dries to a weather-resistant film that will withstand repeated washings whether done by hand or machine.How long does VEIL last?
Actual performance will vary depending upon climate. However, we recommend removing and recoating every four to six months during which time, VEIL's tough outer layer serves to protect your lights from the pitting (from road debris) that would normally occur.What color is VEIL?
The coating appears as a neutral grey. Coated lights will appear somewhat darker and have a color resembling the Xenon HID lighting systems found on some vehicles.
Does VEIL reduce light output?
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The neutral color does not noticeably reduce the lumen output of headlight systems. In some cases, you may notice a pleasant bluish-violet hue that is often seen on many vehicles employing a HID lighting system. How do I apply VEIL to my vehicle?
VEIL is applied with a paintbrush to the reflective objects of your vehicle. These include the headlights, fog lights, parking and running lamps. One coating is sufficient on these objects. Use nice long brush strokes in both vertical and horizontal directions finishing with nice long horizontal strokes to minimize streaking. To eliminate sagging, do not over apply. Do not apply during the heat of the day and preferably in the shade. This will allow the coating to set-up properly to a nice and uniform film. Use a soft damp cloth or paper towel to wipe off any excess paint that may get on the vehicle itself, as it is easy removable when wet. We recommend purchasing a clear and colorless plastic plate cover that can be obtained at most automotive retail stores as the basis of your plate covers. Coat both sides of the plate covers and allow one side to dry thoroughly before coating the other side. Lay the plate covers flat on a piece of newspaper or paper towel as it dries, preferably indoors. This will ensure the coatings will be smooth. For best results, apply VEIL at least 24 hours prior to any precipitation. Why not paint the car with VEIL?
VEIL is not intended to be used on your vehicle's painted surfaces. Even if it were feasible to do this, the cost of the materials make this prohibitive. Drivers of light colored and/or metallic painted cars have more viable alternatives if they wish to maximize VEIL's performance. Using a black vehicle bra in combination will go a long way in reducing your vehicle's visibility to LIDAR. In regions permitting their use, an active laser jammer in combination would further obscure these kinds of vehicles from LIDAR detection. Should I treat the rear of my vehicle?
That really depends upon where you travel. LIDAR speed traps most often occur from the front. If you know that LIDAR is used to target speeders, in your area, from the rear, then it would be advisable. However, we have found that vehicles are more easily targetable from the rear and do not benefit as much from treatment. Users of rear active jammers, however, will benefit.