Re: Superhydrphobic coating


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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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