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Old 08-10-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Default "NeverWet" water repellent?

Been awhile since I've been on TWF, not even sure if I've introduced my new baby, the cbr250, (thread forthcoming) but I'm wondering if anyone's tried "NeverWet" on their gear/saddlebags/etc etc.

Here's the link: http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/neverwe...eo-25-06-2013/

At the price point and supposed availability, I can't help but wonder as to its durability. That said, it might be a game changer for those of us who favor textile gear and soft luggage, particularly those of us in the pacific northwest. :)

This may become my next 'hare-brained adventure' ...for Science, of course. thumbup:
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: "NeverWet" water repellent?

I haven't heard of neverwet. I'm interested to hear more.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:46 PM   #3
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Default Re: "NeverWet" water repellent?

There's been some threads on it on ADV and our local forum.

First thing to be aware of that anything you spray it on is going to have a "white" haze to it. Go back and watch the videos in their promos. Almost everything they use is either white or very light colored, or is something where its very hard to tell its leaving a hazy film on it.

People have already tried it with gloves and the general consensus is that it just doesn't hold up for long in something that gets used so regularly. It does "bead" off water like it should after you first apply it, but the coating seems to easily break down and like I said earlier, it turns it a white haze, which is very noticeable on black gear.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:14 AM   #4
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Default Re: "NeverWet" water repellent?

I use Nikwax products for cleaning and waterproofing my textile gear and tent
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We've had good luck with Nikwax, also.
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Default Re: "NeverWet" water repellent?

We have always used Nixwax too. Have seen the "neverwet" on commercials but haven't tried any. Thanks for the info BL...will certainly think about it before we even buy it.
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Default Re: "NeverWet" water repellent?

I will stick to Nikwax for my gear.

If the stuff is reasonably priced I can find applications for it. The cardboard box idea except instead of a cooler I would spray the non waxed flats for my seedlings and the cushions on the chairs in the greenhouse since in the winter when the sides are down it becomes a tropical rain forest and well like I said the price will dictate whether it becomes a "go to" in this house.
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Default Re: "NeverWet" water repellent?

Just came up on this video for NeverWet and apparently the coating doesn't even last on something that is hard plastic which should be the easiest for it to hold to.

He shows in the video that even after 5 mins the coating really starts to fail and dish soap will totally remove it.

Out in CO, we stayed with some people that have a new yard with no grass, so lots of mud when it rains. They bought the Neverwet for their yard boots/shoes hoping it would help keep them from getting so muddy and they said with in minutes, they are coated in mud and were taking it back.

Pretty neat idea, but not ready for prime time yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPQYewEamNg

And yes for gear, I would use Nikwax.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:54 AM   #9
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Default Re: "NeverWet" water repellent?

Yeahhh my poking around online revealed much the same. To bad, looked like a really cool concept. Oh well! There's always nikwax!
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