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It doesn't make objects float, it repels water. If you want something to float it still needs to adhere to the rules of buoyancy and displacement.

In the case of fly fishing, he may actually be on to something. Fly fishing uses the same principals as water striders, as they rely upon water's high surface tension, fly fishing flies don't actually float, they don't break the tension in the first place.
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For the coated clothes, How do we wash them?
Can it still be washed normally???

Really interested in this.Coating the inside of the computer and have no fear from watercooling leak sounds awesome!
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Unfortunately this product isn't as fantastic as the video makes it out to be. It cannot deal with UV from the sun, so any exposure to it for a short amount of time will make it useless and it will simply degrade and flake off clothing in white flakes. It's best use is for electronics like mobiles etc.

Although as an aid to water coolers in the event of leaks i'm a little on the fence with, it won't matter if it gets anywhere near your PSU. And I certainly doubt spraying a PSU with it would be wise either.....lol
 
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post #134 of 138
If they ever made a clear coating of it, I could see it being used to keep clear tubing stay clear instead of clouding up or being stained by different dyes.
    
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This product is now available in Canadian Home Depot. I bought some a couple days ago, it's advertised in their flyer.
Amazing stuff but not quite what I was hoping for, it has a few inherent flaws that make it impractical for most applications. There are a few things that render it useless almost instantly; Pressure, if the film is squeezed even with only a few pounds of force water will no longer roll off the surface. Friction/abrasion destroys the film and the only thing that can touch the stuff is water based p.H. neutral liquids but not all, water based flexo graphic printing ink went right into the film almost instantly. I have not tested it but as a poster above mentioned UV light from the sun will probably destroy the film pretty fast BUT after 20 minutes in direct sunlight during the curing process seemed to have no effect so this could not be an issue, further testing is required.
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Soap also destroys the film pretty much immediately. Skin oil from handling makes the coating stop working as well, but I don't know if the film has been damaged or if there is just oil on top of it by that point. It could be either or both. These problems leave the spray with a fairly narrow range of things for which it would be useful: Things that are not touched, do not get dirty, aren't exposed to any sort of stress, and are not exposed to any liquid other than water.
post #137 of 138
this would be amazing for cars!
post #138 of 138
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Originally Posted by Tim Milano View Post

this would be amazing for cars!

Exactly what I was thinking. Test it out on the windshield! thumb.gif

EDIT: This stuff dries a frosty white so the windshield wouldn't be a good idea. Apparently they're releasing a clear version in the future.
Edited by bvsbutthd101 - 8/21/13 at 7:14am
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