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Old June 14th, 2012
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I feel more secure with Veil and I used it when I had a Volvo but when I applied it to the Audi it would bead up. I tried spraying it as well as using several different types of brushes but in the end I couldn't apply it effectivly. I'm still experimenting with different application techniques but there's something about the Audi headlight lens that doesn't agree with Veil.
That's interesting, if6ws9. Could the Veil mixture itself be expired? Is there some sort of coating on the headlamps? Very curious. Have you tried contacting Laser Veil?

You might want consider an application of clear-coat to the headlamps and allow it to cure, and then try an application of Veil. I'm no expert, but it might be worth a shot.

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TBNTX, the photo was taken on an overcast day; the lenses are actually very clear and bright. However, if you take notice of the fog lights you'll see that they have Veil painted (actually sprayed) on them. For some reason the Veil application took hold better on these light covers. Unfortunately, the Veil application is wearing off on them because spray painting Veil is a very painstaking task that requires multiple coats. I obviously did not apply enough coats of Veil to these lights.
What type of sprayer do you use for Veil? I don't really like "painting" my lenses by hand. I'd prefer to spray it on my lenses.
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heres the a picture of how i mounted.

this is a lot closer to the headlights but slightly obstructed.

or is it better to have it farther from the headlight and not obstructed at all

Markod, not only do you have part of the grill blocking the lens but the lens recedes too far inside the front of the grille. If you cut that blocking part of the grille (I wouldn't), you would still have to position the lens forward until it's at least parallel with the edge of the 5" wide space bar. Installation of the shifters can't be totally stealthy - they won't function effectively if you try for maximum stealth.
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It was an airbrush kit that I bought at a hobby store.
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The clear coat idea sounds plausable, thanks. The jar of Veil that I have was only about a year old and according to what I've read from the Veil Guy, the product doesn't go bad. I have tried to get support from Veil and Radar Roy but they didn't respond. I don't know if the composition of the Audi lens' is different or if they have a coating on them but Veil reacted totally different to the way it did when I applied it to my Volvo S60.
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Could there have been wax on it?
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Could there have been wax on it?
Thanks for responding. I doubt that wax is an issue. I cleaned the lens three times between attempts at applying Veil; once after a complete car wash (using Griot's brand of car wash), next with isopropol alcohol and finally with a citrus based cleaner.
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I had them there originally but thought they were to far from the headlights. And I'm afraid they'll get destroyed by the gravel and rocks down there
BTW, the ZR4 lens is quite robust; I have not had any pitting on my lenses (I wish I could say the same for the aftermarket front lip on my car)
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i have an 09 audi a4.

bought a zr4 yesterday and cant decide where to mount it.

originally wanted to mount it in the grill near the top but im getting a new grill so it wont be an option.

would it be ok to be mounted in the area by the fog lights? or is that too low?

Markod - beautiful car, exceptional color. Best of luck with it. Wait till you get bit by the mod bug; I hope your wallet is ready for it!
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2009 Audi A4 mods: Escort Redline radar/laser detector (hardwired), Escort ZR4 laser shifters, Blendmount mirror mount for Redline, APR stage 2 ECU remap, APR HFC/3"DP, Remus Sport exhaust, TSW 18" wheels, STVBEK front lip, K&N cold air intake, Eibach Pro Kit springs, H&R sway bars (f & r ), debaged, Window tint (30%) VCDS (VAG-COM), black grille w/chrome inserts.
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