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|Before you can understand how Veil works, it helps to have a basic understanding of how LIDAR (laser) works. Police laser guns release a narrow beam of light at a targeted vehicle. Portions of this light is reflected off the vehicle and back to the laser gun. From this reflected light, the laser gun can determine the speed of the vehicle.
Laser works differently than police radar, and a radar / laser detector alone is not enough to protect you. With radar guns, the actual radar signal is very wide and it bounces off just about any obstacle in its path. This makes radar comparatively easy to detect because, even with instant-on radar, your detector will typically "catch a bounce" when the officer targets another vehicle around you. Laser is a very narrow beam that doesn't "bounce". In most cases, the police officer will be targeting your car before your detector alerts you and, since the laser gun can calculate your speed in less than a second, you will not have time to respond before getting a ticket.
In order for the laser gun to calculate a vehicles speed, the light has to be reflected back to the gun. Because of this, police target the more reflective areas of the vehicle. Typically this is the front license plate, headlights, or perhaps a shiny front grill.
Veil works by making those reflective areas of your vehicle less reflective. Covering those areas with Veil will make your vehicle less reflective, which makes it more difficult for the laser gun to calculate your speed. This can give you an extra few seconds to adjust your speed, which is enough time to save a ticket!
The darker the color of your car, the more effective Veil will be. Once you "Veil" the commonly targeted areas of your car, there is nothing left other than the paint to reflect the laser. Lighter colored cars are more reflective than darker ones, so expect better performance with a darker car.
The images below illustrate what a laser gun sees when it targets your car:
|Untreated||Treated with Veil|
too hard to apply evenly and it makes it so obviously on the lights for police to see. second coat takes off first coat too so it has more streaks than one application. Tried 4X on three different days and then threw it out.
Second order of this. Has definitely saved me several times and must really stump the cops when their gun malfunctions. You know it's working when your radar detector keeps going off with laser band as they are not getting a reading and keep trying. It gives you enough time to correct your speed before they hit something other than your headlights.