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post #31 of 42
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It causes massive throat cancer.

^ This.

Silicones, especially when vaporised, are massively damaging to the respiratory tract.
post #32 of 42
another issue i see what is it's rubbed on there? sure it repells pouring what about rubbing..
post #33 of 42
is there a release date on this yet or is it already out?
I'd love some of this to try out a home.
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drool.gif

especially if you check out the videos on vimeo
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They have tons of video's using it on the iphone, calculators, even the circuit board of the calculator. It's pretty astonishing. I want to see it used with watercooling. Say someone with plenty of $, test a leak with all the parts of the PC coated with this substance and see what happens. Assuming as everyone stated, heat doesn't degraded the coating.
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post #36 of 42
Generally I can't say this, but this technology was worked on and developed in a lab at my college, the one I work at. I arrived just as the guy involved on it left to work full time for the funding parent company.
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http://vimeo.com/24187523

That is the relevant video. Submerged iPhone, calculator, circuit board.
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instant condom
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I am interested as to when this product will be available to consumers, Scotch Gard pales in comparison. I also wonder which corporate giant will buy the company/formula out..

EDIT: It just occurred to me that this could, quite possibly, be the best thing to ever happen to our teeth!
Edited by 8ight - 11/13/11 at 9:29pm
 
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Since it was able to coat the holes in the fabric of that shoe, I'm sure it would also be able to coat the openings on a PCB where components are attached. The solution, then, is it build the PC so that all of the parts you need to be in contact are in contact, and then spray the area where they are in contact. The electrical connection would be kept sound, and the coating would protect the electrical connection.

this.


also, sure, you can submerge an iphone in water after applying this, but can you still plug it in to chage? lol. i bet that iphone is straight unusable now. (although its a success that the water wasnt what did it...?)
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