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Old 06-23-2013, 10:40 AM   #46
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:48 AM   #47
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I haven't been able to find any comparisons between NeverWet and Ultra Ever Dry; anybody know what the difference is?

Does Ross Nanotechnology own the patents for both NeveWet and Ultra Ever Dry, or does Mark Shaw own the patents for both?

Ross Nanotech has a demo video on their website showing a piece of metal they say has been submerged in salt water for over a year with no deterioration of the waterproof coating

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Old 06-23-2013, 03:39 PM   #48
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$20 from Home Depot. I just ordered some to play with (I'm a chem geek). I think I'm going to try spraying the undersides of my fenders first.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:12 PM   #49
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I tried it, here's my results.

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Old 06-23-2013, 08:24 PM   #50
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:17 AM   #51
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I think this stuff should work pretty well on my cordura panniers, and the leather inserts on inner ankle area of my riding pants. I wonder about coating my tent's rain fly and floor, but the $/sq foot isn't there.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:28 AM   #52
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I tried it, here's my results.

So when are we trying this on something that gets some heat in it? I'm getting tired of washing my bike...
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:21 AM   #53
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So when are we trying this on something that gets some heat in it? I'm getting tired of washing my bike...
When I get my kit I can try it on an engine part...clutch cover maybe?
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:14 AM   #54
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I picked up some of this on Saturday.

fetherston is right on in his video. I never expected it to be the end-all, be-all, but I was
curious and wanted to give it a try.

I first coated my camo ballcap. I ended up with a rough, almost velcro like, milky white
camo ballcap. No big deal really, but the stuff does work. It's pretty amazing to see water
just bounce off.

Then I coated my boots. They were originally pathogen/waterproof, but over time they
began to let water in. They also ended up with a rough, velcro like, milky white coating.
Don't know if I like that or not. I can buff it off, but there goes the coating.

Would I coat anything expensive with it? No. Would it work on a tent? Sure, if you never
packed the tent up. I think the constant moving of the fabric against itself is what would
remove the coating. Would I coat my bike with it? No. Although, if my bike were white
I could probably pull it off.

Definitely DO NOT use this on optical surfaces - i.e. Windshields, Visors, Glasses, etc..

If it weren't so expensive in large volume, it would be perfect for coating your roof, gutters,
deck, or anywhere that would see a lot of rain.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:56 AM   #55
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I like the idea of coating the underside of the fenders.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:27 PM   #56
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Would I coat anything expensive with it? No. Would it work on a tent? Sure, if you never
packed the tent up. I think the constant moving of the fabric against itself is what would
remove the coating. Would I coat my bike with it? No. Although, if my bike were white
I could probably pull it off.
deck, or anywhere that would see a lot of rain.
Yup, this is basically my opinion after using it. It still is a seriously cool product, and if you're the least bit curious pick it up just to play with it. Understand its limitations and keep it as another tool in your macgyver toolbox.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:38 PM   #57
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the consumer product doesn't look as finished as the demo and the product on the original youtube video's I bet this is a first stage consumer release and some refinements are coming or a commercial grade version is being kept for the commercial/industrial users?

seems too fun not to mess about with it though

never hurts to read the support docs, I like how it say not to use on electronics but in the video, the iphone gets it
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdf...23c7d17ce8.pdf
"Can NeverWet be used on electronics?
No, NeverWet should not be used on electronics"
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:56 AM   #58
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Nano technology and human anatomy do not appear to be compatible. Be careful with this stuff if using it on anything that will touch your skin. Plenty of information online if you care enough to look. Great idea, but potentially harmful.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:41 AM   #59
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not so good on nylon jacket

I think the hype is overtaking the results. I really wanted this to work but didn't on nylon jacket, http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282428

It says "Can be used on fabric..." but if it doesn't perform on "Best for use...masonry" I'll ask for refund. Front steps grow black mold & ice so if anyone knows a better solution to stop ice
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:49 AM   #60
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I think the hype is overtaking the results. I really wanted this to work but didn't on nylon jacket, http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282428

It says "Can be used on fabric..." but if it doesn't perform on "Best for use...masonry" I'll ask for refund. Front steps grow black mold & ice so if anyone knows a better solution to stop ice
I'd be careful anywhere you walk. I have no idea if this is slippery but I'd want to test it first.

Apples/oranges but I have an epoxied garage floor that is treacherous when its humid. This _isn't_ epoxy of course but you will want to see what it does in a small section.
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