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Old 09-08-2013, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A while back someone posted something about some new wonder chemical treatment that would make surfaces totally repel water. Can't remember if there was a brand name attached, but there is now. Rustoleum Never-Wet. We bought some today at Home Despot and I tried it out on a Kleenex. Results on video.

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I've thought about this for top sheets. So that kleenex, how is the breathability after applying that. Somehow I get the impression it is now a plastic bag.

Still, to keep snow off of your topsheet, that might be the real deal.
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It isn't!! The Kleenex is just as air-permeable as before. It's very very slightly stiffer, and I have a very bad feeling about what would happen if I tried to blow my nose in it, but this isn't like a rubberized coating. It's just a chemical that reacts with the electrostatic charge in water molecules in such a way that they don't like each other. It's like reverse surface tension.

I have a feeling that goretex is on its way out the door.
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i heard somewhere that spraying this stuff on your outerwear would fuck it up...
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What pisses me off is I got rid of an old 686 jacket that had lost its waterproofing. Would have been a perfect test. I think I have some old gloves though that will be perfect.
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What pisses me off is I got rid of an old 686 jacket that had lost its waterproofing. Would have been a perfect test. I think I have some old gloves though that will be perfect.
let us know how it works!
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ive been thinking about trying this on my outerwear.. thanks for being the guinea pig
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I thought I read somewhere it leaves a film, not 100% transparent on surfaces, can you confirm/deny this when you try it on your gloves?

Edit: Like a hazy clear coat I mean.
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I'm going to try this on one of my top sheets this year. I'm interested to see if it can keep that hard pack from building up on a board. I've got to think of some other things to try it on.
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Is this the one that is 2 part, and the 2nd coat glazes over, so if used on black it does whiten it...

I always use car wax, used to be meguiars but for this season will be zaino on my topsheet...
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