Re: Superhydrphobic coating
Posted by Ralph on 2013-07-01 15:13:21
in reply to Superhydrphobic coating posted by Mel Simpson on 2013-07-01 14:35:07
|I have a couple of quarts of a very similar product called Ultra Ever dry. It has a primer base coat and the hydrophobic top coat. The primer is a blend of Xylene, Naptha, Hexane, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, and Toluene. The top coat contains Acetone. The combination of these ingredients is guaranteed to melt about any plastic known to man.|
It dries to an opaque white color (like skim milk) and has a slight gummy rough texture. The nano silica top coat is very susceptible to abrasion or contamination by oils. I treated a bunch of flies with it. They float well for a while, but eventually water leaks in along the hook or someplace and then the water is sealed inside the fly.
The least worst of a bunch of bad fly fishing ideas I've tried so far is to create a hydrophobic coating on nymphs so they hold bubbles. Way less effort to get the same result with generic silica desiccant.
Hopefully Never Wet is a better product! Can't wait to see the stuff in person.
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