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Do you think this stuff could be useful in marine applications.

So going through my facebook feed i found a post about this stuff never wet. Superhydrophobic Coatings | Corrosion Control & Waterproof Coatings | NeverWet does anyone think it could be used in a marine application as a sealant. I'm a bit skeptical myself but does anyone else have any ideas.
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I have some friends that are planning on trying it out on their trailer sailer in place of Teflon polish. I could see some applications, but for the most part we are more concerned with where the water goes than if materials absorb it. Ie I don't want it going below, regardless of if it absorbs into the cushions or not.

A large part I think depends on how long it lasts. Do you have to apply it every few weeks, or once a month, or once a year?

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Save it for your eavesdrops imo
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So going through my facebook feed i found a post about this stuff never wet. Superhydrophobic Coatings | Corrosion Control & Waterproof Coatings | NeverWet does anyone think it could be used in a marine application as a sealant. I'm a bit skeptical myself but does anyone else have any ideas.
I can see some uses for it. Boots as shown for one. I would think it may be slippery but they don't really say in the video, which I have seen before. They state it has marine applications and in the video it is shown being sprayed onto a powerboat hull, not sure whether it was above the waterline or below, possibly just the waterline area. I would also want to know how long it lasts per application. I am cautious of anything used that leaves the area contaminated when you later wish to use a sealant or paint on it. Silicone for example contaminates a surface.

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Oh mayor ford well its too bad we can't put this stuff in his pipe, i'm sure he is busy building subways and smoking crack . Are you still in b.C. or did you start your cruise to...was it mexico? Yea i was thinking i might be useful to plug leaks in ventilators and stuff. i know my one mushroom vent thats supposed to be leak free drips a bit if i dump a bucket of water on it, which sucks. Or maybe to seal hatches better. That's what i was hoping but you are right you don't want to end up scrubbing it down with acetone after it loses effectiveness. Water is a polar molecule so it makes hydrogen bonds with other polar molecules, hypothetically this is a highly nonpolar compound but i wouldn't know that unless i knew the actual chemical composition of it which i'm sure is secret. That being said knowing its electronegativity would only tell you if it in fact works, it would tell you nothing about its durability or if it contaminates surfaces.
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Still in Victoria B.C. Our mayor may be boring but I think most would prefer that to your clown.

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Yea tell me about it. Im in north carolina right now though so I didn't hear about it until it spread to the U.S news. When are you heading out on your trip? I am hopefully making my way to newfoundland or some other eastern province this summer and heading for bermuda the year after.
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Not leaving for a year or two probably.

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They state it has marine applications and in the video it is shown being sprayed onto a powerboat hull, not sure whether it was above the waterline or below, possibly just the waterline area.
Can Rust-Oleum NeverWet be used on surfaces that are continuously submerged?

Rust-Oleum NeverWet relies on a layer of air to form the superhydrophobic coating on the surface of the object. For this reason the product is not recommended for surfaces continuously submerged in water or liquid.

http://www.rustoleum.com/homeowner/f...t-faqs/?page=3
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Re: Do you think this stuff could be useful in marine applications.

;I tried the Rustoleum on a pair of cloves it almost immediately wore off the palms and fingers. It does add a white sheen to what you put it on. It was kinda cool putting the cloves under water and they came up dry when I first put it on.
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