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Old 06-23-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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If you've never hear of the stuff you're gonna wonder why it's not more popular yet. It's a chemical that can be applied to almost any surface and makes it "super-hydrophobic"... which is to say; water will absolutely run away/off/from it. The video I first saw they explain (in lay-terms) how the stuff works, and then proceed to do a number of demosÁ dumping chocolate sauce on white sneakers and it just drops right off, painting it on glass and the surface tension of the untreated section keeps the water in a square... check this!

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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


I've been following the development of this stuff for a couple of years now, first hearing about it via Stumble... they had a few updates on youtube where they assetted the sprays would be commercially available "soon". I tried to get a few of the cans to test using the detailing department to persuade someone to let me try it on new-car interiors and sent a number of emails to them in the effort... to no avail!
I wanted to do an entire interior (or the seats more specifically) and see how it fared over a good bit of time and abuse. Not to mention trying an application on a freshly detailed exterior to see how long the coating will last in that type of environment!

I did receive a reply telling me they were close to coming up with a retail solution for the stuff; and to hold on tight for a few months... a year ago. Some earworm pushed me onto the web over the weekend and I looked it up again, now I need extra loot to buy some and play around with it!
Sure enough: it's "on" the shelves now!



There are some old demos in the new videos; but the thing that kinda made me want it: they "fog" a cell phone with this stuff and drop it in a bowl of water! The thing works UNDERWATER for like a half an hour before it's overtaken.

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NeverWet Fabrics
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Anyone care to buy some and test it with me?!


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Old 06-23-2013, 04:35 PM   #2
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Interesting and tempting.

Just a thought but how would it look/work on the outside of a car?
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Interesting and tempting.

Just a thought but how would it look/work on the outside of a car?
Right!?

Just found this: The folks at "BREAK.COM" are already lampooning it!

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According to the HomeDepot video. He says it leaves a "frosted" coating on the surface. So I doubt anyone will want to put this on their paint. Now on windows or something... If the frost isn't that bad. It'd be nicer than RainX.
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Interior is still what I'm interested to see. Though you'd probably need to do ALL of it to keep staining away... Your spill would fly right off the seat to the unprotected carpet!

But it could be weird to have a spill trapped in the corner of the carpet NOT soaking in! As long as you keep a microfiber or something nearby; you'd probably be able to leisurly pull over and sop-up the problem.
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I saw this on stumble a while back also. I thought the stuff was Amazing, and signed up for an email. Then thought it was just a scam to get emails. I want this for my clothes and boots at work when its raining. Awesome!
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Saw this at work. 2 part process. Base coat then top coat. Selling for about $20. Would be curious how it would do for seats and carpet especially if it would change their color due to the supposed frosted look? Also how its longevity would be with wear on the seats?
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Saw this at work. 2 part process. Base coat then top coat. Selling for about $20. Would be curious how it would do for seats and carpet especially if it would change their color due to the supposed frosted look? Also how its longevity would be with wear on the seats?
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She let my Dad borrow it a week ago and he dumped 32 ounces of cola on the seats (I gave her mine because her '99s had the spring issue) and passenger-side floor; she asked me to detail it anyway.
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I may buy some to try. I need to do a real good cleaning on my seats first though and my carpet needs from a drink mishap or 2.
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Ok. Here is a small review on this stuff. Does it work? Yes. It is Amazing. Just like in the video, liquids rolled right off my boots. Just like the OP said, it turned my boots a blueish-white color. Well, it didn't change the color of the boots - its a coating, so it wasn't transparent. I don't know if I was applying correctly or not, maybe that's why I got the funky color, but I didn't have much time this morning and was anxious to try it.

Pics below are of my boot after applying, and then 2 hours later after walking around in wet grass.

I don't recommend spraying your seats or interior until you test this out on something first. It will come off, but I am going to play around with it some more, before I try it in my car.
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