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Rustoleum Never Wet / UltraTech Everdry

midwestemidweste Member Posts: 135 ✭✭

Have you guys seen Never Wet before? Or Ultra Tech Everdry? 

They are Superhydrophobic / Oleophoebic coatings that repel water. 

https://www.youtube.com/BmMGv8A4QvE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvTkefJHfC0

Hmmmm.... I wonder what these coatings would do if applied to an entire hull? 


2000 180 Bowrider, 135hp 3.0L Merc, 2.00 Alpha One Gen 2 OD, 14.5 x 19P prop

   Regular weekender, trailer stored indoors, Southern Ohio  

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    LaReaLaRea Member, Moderator Posts: 7,619 mod

    We've talked about it here before.  I assume if it was viable as a marine anti-fouling paint, Interlux and the other biggies would have been all over it years ago.  But it does make for some cool video!

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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting stuff.  be great for coating the bilge!

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wonder if barnicles can stick to it?  lol

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    TikiHut2TikiHut2 Member Posts: 1,431 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2014


    Fun promo video....but will it repel uninvited salesmen and lingering ex-in-laws?? THAT'S the test I want in a repellant. lol :D


    New marine chemical epiphanies and breakthroughs, like my former son-in-law, all look magical at first and then comes the undisclosed surprises over the long haul. Not sayin' it's a toad, just that I'd be interested in seeing some objective long term trials under real world pressure.

    Price per square ft, duration between applications and adverse effects on material over the long term are all valid test questions before I apply anything to my preciou$ canva$. Sure looks like it has an intriguing dose of patentable wonderment. I guess I know what works without much risk at a good value point (StarBright Repellant $40gal to do ALL the canvas every 2yrs for me) but I'm always interested in hearing about someone else's effort and experience. 

    Any positive testimony from the marine industry aside from reps?

    Here's a link to a brief BoatUS FYI on choosing repellants. ((LINK)) 

    Post edited by TikiHut2 on
    2004 FV270, 300hp 5.7 350mag MPI Merc 305hrs, 2:20 Bravo3 OD w.22p props, 12v Lenco tabs, Kohler 5kw genset, A/C, etc.etc...
    Regular weekender, Trailer stored indoors, M/V TikiHut, Sarasota, Fl
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    LaReaLaRea Member, Moderator Posts: 7,619 mod
    He said "like my former son-in-law" ... funny!

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    Michael TMichael T Member Posts: 7,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2014

    TIKI - I have two daughters-in-law. I would be happy to introduce either one of them to your son-in-law. I'll split the airfare with you. The poor bugger would never know what hit him. It would be priceless - the best show you ever saw. MT

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