NeverWet Superhydrophobic Spray

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Chiasmus, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Coachgeo

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    Thanks for moving this from where I put it. Didn't know were it should go since there is no General Forum.
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  2. NJ Moto

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    Is it available yet?
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  4. Coachgeo

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  6. JRWooden

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    $2600 .... you have to buy both the top & bottom coats.... :eek1 ....
    but still ... in the quart size $150 would likely be enough to cover a complete set of riding gear & boots.... hmmmmmmm
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    Oh Yeah, a BMW rider of course, thinking about that kind of price being reasonable. Just kidding! Stuff like that sure would be great wouldn't it?!
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  8. eddie bolted

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    They sell a PPE(personal protection equipment) kit for it COGGLES,RUBBER GLOVES and a RESPIRATOR WTF!!!!!
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  9. Coachgeo

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    1 quart covers 42 square feet. you dont need but a gallon or so to undercoat a Jeep. Use a smallllll air gun so you can only coat what you need and to prevent product loss misting away and falling to the ground. Takes more time so just got to decide how much your time is worth compared to what your protecting.
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  10. Coachgeo

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    at 42 square feet you should be able to cover nearly a whole bike. If you take the time to not loose product thru over spray. Will take a tiny tiny pinstripe like air gun to do spokes for example if you dont want most your product on the ground instead of on the wheel.
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  11. japako

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    Here are the MSDS info in case someone is interested..
    http://www.spillcontainment.com/everdry

    Scroll to the bottom of page.

    This is some really neat stuff, and I wonder how it would work on paint and for how long.. I can see a lot of good possibilities depending on how durable it is.

    I don't think the squeeze bottles would be that good. I bought ACF50 to use on my bikes and you waste more with the bottle.
    I now use a detail gun to spray it on, and it goes a lot further.
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    Watched the video where they covered a pair of boots with this stuff. I wonder if it wouldn't allow the material to breath whereby by making those boots, or riding gear, uncomfortably warm.
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  14. daesimps

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    If you read the instructions then it would appear to be a very limited product and not really that good for us bikers:

    http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/45/4559f9b8-1537-4713-aa24-8223c7d17ce8.pdf

    Does NeverWet work with all liquids?
    Certain solvents, alcohols and soap/detergents will cause the surface of the coating to lose superhydrophobicity. Once these chemicals are removed, the superhydrophobicity will generally return. NeverWet is less effective at repelling motor oils and oil based liquids.

    Treated surfaces will lose superhydrophobic properties if exposed to detergents, soap, oil, solvents or high pressure water. Due to the oils in the skin, excessive handling with bare hands of treated materials can cause a reduction in performance. Abrasion will also cause a reduction in performance.

    Can NeverWet be used on fabric?
    Rust-Oleum NeverWet will adhere to most fabrics, but it will leave a flat milky haze on the surface.

    Are coated items “breathable”?
    The breathability of a coated item is dependent on how heavy the Base Coat is applied. The lighter the Base Coat, the more breathable the item will be. If a continuous, heavy film is applied, the surface will not be breathable.

    Can NeverWet be applied to glass?
    Yes, but the glass will no longer be transparent. NeverWet dries to a Flat Frosted Clear color, therefore, it should never be applied to windshields or automobile windows. NeverWet will work on any glass that you want to have superhydrophobic properties, but don’t need to see through.

    Can NeverWet be used on electronics?
    No, NeverWet should not be used on electronics.

    Can NeverWet be removed?
    Yes. If you desire to remove NeverWet completely, it can be removed by first sanding and then wiping the treated object with Xylol or mineral spirits
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  15. zeeede

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    I couldn't find the MSDS for NeverWet, but looking at the MSDS for the product above, it contains acetone, xylenes, and t-butyl acetate, so I'd be careful using it on some plastics. Could also dissolve paint, glues, etc. Maybe test a conspicuous area before applying.

    Also since NeverWet doesn't dry clear, so no applying it to face shields.
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    I'm going for inconspicuous.
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  17. Dan Alexander

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  18. Xeraux

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    I'm getting some of this and coating my BMW Trailguard jacket and Summer II pants, today.
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  19. Mr. B

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    Let us know how it works out, plz!
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  20. daesimps

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    Did you see my post above with an extract of the instructions that come with it? Specifically the bit that says "Rust-Oleum NeverWet will adhere to most fabrics, but it will leave a flat milky haze on the surface."
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