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Never Wet Again?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by GusinCA, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. GusinCA

    GusinCA Been here awhile

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  2. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    Cool. How long does it last?
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    DAKEZ Long timer

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  4. GusinCA

    GusinCA Been here awhile

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    I dunno. I sent them an email asking where I could even buy it, maybe it's not for sale yet, but it looks so amazing...
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  5. aholecop

    aholecop Adventurer

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    i don't know ? it looks a little to good to be true. (i.e. water car) it kind of looked like the objects in the video were plastic or coated in wax.
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  6. There's another thread down in JoMomma - link

    Quote from down there:

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  7. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    I already have a truck.
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  8. Tosh Togo

    Tosh Togo Long timer

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    You'd still need to seal off any air from traveling through your outer layers, or you'll get soaked under that nice dry surface by the water blowing in along with the breeze.

    Fer instance...

    If that chocolate syrup had been poured on at the ankle level instead of on the toe, some of it would have ended up inside the shoe, playing with the piggies. :1drink


    :freaky
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  9. Mollygrubber

    Mollygrubber Eschew obfuscation

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    The video on their website states the coating survived a year submerged under salt water. Sounds pretty durable! They don't, however, specify what it was applied to, or how.

    The usual caveat applies here - waterproofing is a double edged sword - if water ever gets in (or under) the treated surface, it will never get out, either.

    Still, a fascinating product.
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  10. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    I actually like it. I'd spray some of my Bag Connection luggage to repel some light rain and mist off the road, I have old Kilimangaro that would like some of the spray too. Damn, probably a rainfly on tent.
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  11. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

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    There are already a handful of products that will do this.


    I can't imagine this new one will be able to fully waterproof a porous fabric - not much short of a layer of pvc plastic will.
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  12. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    Please share, what's that, I'd need to get some for wet season.
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  13. rivercreep

    rivercreep Banned

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    Just what we need; more fucking chemicals added to an already unstable ecosystem to help us coast through life until we destroy it.:cry











    :hide
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  14. cwadej

    cwadej Keeper of the truth

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    CSM here we come!
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  15. gmiguy

    gmiguy You rode a what to where?

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    So, what does your motorcycle run on? Some sort of chemical, perhaps?

    Super hydrophobic coatings have been around for years, and work very well. This product is unique because the application is so easy for the end user. Seems neat, I'll be interested to see pricing and independent tests.
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  16. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Yeah, it if lives up to the promise then cool! I have been using Rain-X for 12 years now. I love that stuff on the car and will likely always use it. If this would work the same way for other applications, then that would be awesome. However, I don't think I would want it to be my only barrier to the elements on a bike. Too many open areas for water to get in (zippers, vents, neck/sleeves, etc...). How would this product affect a fabrics breathability (not the greatest idea for an athletic shoe)?
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    i_4ce Been here awhile

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    super hydrophobic ex pee ally doe sious...

    super hydrophobic ex pee ally doe sious...
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  18. Internet sarcasm can be easily missed at times :lol3
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    i_4ce Been here awhile

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    Throw the next pitch below the knees.
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