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Ralph
08-30-2013, 01:29 PM
An old friend sent me this:

http://laughingsquid.com/rust-oleum-neverwet-superhydrophobic-coating-that-makes-everyday-materials-repel-liquid/

Another reference:
http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/neverwet/neverwet-kit/

There are a lot of other references, just search for "rustoleum neverwet"

There are limitations so I'd advise not to go hog-wild with this stuff until you sort out the application method and what materials are best suited for its use. The coating will wear off and I'm not sure about using it for tent materials and such that will be stuffed or folded. Still, it is a VERY interesting product.

shtfco
08-30-2013, 01:41 PM
That is cool stuff. I may have to give that a trip on a few things.

Ralph
08-30-2013, 02:42 PM
For tent fabrics I am interested in fire/spark resistance, on boots whether the flexing will cause it to wear off, for fabrics whether it will come off when flexed/stuffed and so forth. If it can withstand wear it could change a lot of things. I'd try it on an old pair of boots, though and on swatches of fabric rather than a whole tent. In any event I'm sure we would all be interested in experimental results.

BrooklynBen
10-07-2013, 08:05 PM
Very interesting stuff. My first thought was Topo maps or paper documents. I'm definitely interested in carefully coating some of my electronics that I hump around so that they might be safer to use in an emergency during rain. I have the same questions as others on fabric use, such as; what happens to a treated T shirt when it's time for it to be washed? I'm also wondering if this stuff could turn stuff sacks into 'semi' dry bags?
Thanks for the head's-up Ralph!