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    Thread: NeverWet on Car Panel Experiment

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      06-25-2013 09:28 PM #1
      So I bought some NeverWet a few days ago because I saw it online and was amazed by how it worked. I've only tested it on a few things so far (it takes 2 coats and each takes 30 min to dry ), and its been pretty sweet so far. You really gotta use it right for it to work though (use enough, wait the right amount of time, spray at the all angles if used on fabric, etc...). I've heard a lot of talk about people considering using it on cars, so I thought since I just took a junk fender off my car, test it out and show you guys how it worked and what it looked like. For now, all I have it pictures of it applied (video is now up). But here it is on the fender:
      I did it on a Cactus Green Audi paint color, taped off half the fender. The right side is the NeverWet.

      Taped off one half during the painting




      Makes everything matte color. Its like frosty looking. Maybe if you had a matte white car, it'd look okay, but on gloss paint, not so much haha. It works like crazy though. This is just part of my post, I will finish, and update this original post tomorrow with a video and probably some more tests. Probably put ketchup or chocolate syrup on it too. Maybe some mud, not sure yet. Let me know if you want me to try some reasonable. Be back tomorrow!

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      Last edited by CactusAvant; 06-27-2013 at 12:30 AM.

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      06-25-2013 09:35 PM #2
      huzzah!

      I wonder what will happen if you were to paint the bottom of a boat with it...

      cat + toast GIF

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      06-25-2013 09:37 PM #3
      FYI they are apparently working on a version that dries clear instead of matte.

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      06-25-2013 09:37 PM #5
      In for results.
      I notice the package calls it "Frosted Clear". Does that mean there's a regular clear available?

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      06-25-2013 09:39 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by helement2003 View Post
      FYI they are apparently working on a version that dries clear instead of matte.
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      In for results.
      I notice the package calls it "Frosted Clear". Does that mean there's a regular clear available?
      See my earlier post.

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      06-25-2013 09:40 PM #7
      So much for using it on cars. Well maybe matt finishes will get along with it. I wonder how it works on windshields? And motorcycle windshields too? I have a bad feeling it can leave a hazy finish on either of them.

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      06-25-2013 09:49 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Detector View Post
      So much for using it on cars. Well maybe matt finishes will get along with it. I wonder how it works on windshields? And motorcycle windshields too? I have a bad feeling it can leave a hazy finish on either of them.
      On the back of the package it says not to use it on transparent surfaces like windshields, windows, glasses, etc... I know, I was excited too

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      06-25-2013 09:53 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Detector View Post
      I wonder how it works on windshields? And motorcycle windshields too?

    10. 06-25-2013 10:54 PM #10
      In for video of someone peeing on that fender...

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      06-25-2013 11:13 PM #11
      It does make it look horrible...it might work on some of those primered hotrods?
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      06-25-2013 11:30 PM #13
      In for results

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      06-25-2013 11:51 PM #14
      Gah! Not in Canada yet. I can't wait for this stuff. My GF is the most messy person I know, and I am pretty hard on mobile phones and shoes.

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      06-26-2013 12:03 AM #15
      When I tried it on a white t shirt, you would never tell anything was on it visually, it made no different to what it looked like. Same with the semi-old shoes I used it on. Its an amazing product, just needs a little more engineering for clearness and maybe texture. But its like witchcraft and black magic

    16. 06-26-2013 12:10 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by todras View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Detector View Post
      I wonder how it works on windshields? And motorcycle windshields too?
      winter...


      summer...


      doing it the lazy way...

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      06-26-2013 12:24 AM #17
      I'd kinda like to try this on my e30s convertible top

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      06-26-2013 12:35 AM #18
      Aside from the automotive applications, I'm wondering how well this would work in something like your shower. Should keep the grout from getting funky, no?
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      06-26-2013 05:00 AM #19
      I sprayed it on my manhood. Stuffs better than a condom!
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    20. 06-26-2013 06:18 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by sirswank View Post
      huzzah!

      I wonder what will happen if you were to paint the bottom of a boat with it...

      cat + toast GIF
      This. I would love to put it on the bottom of my kayak.

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      06-26-2013 06:48 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by TwoLitreVW View Post
      Aside from the automotive applications, I'm wondering how well this would work in something like your shower. Should keep the grout from getting funky, no?
      Allegedly it does not work/loses its effect when in contact with soap and oils.

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      06-26-2013 06:57 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by sirswank View Post
      huzzah!

      I wonder what will happen if you were to paint the bottom of a boat with it...

      cat + toast GIF
      better


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      06-26-2013 11:36 AM #23
      I think I'm going to try this on my top this weekend, I picked some up today. I'll post some results

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      06-26-2013 11:42 AM #24
      This would be sweet on my ATV components.
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      06-26-2013 12:11 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by builtforsin View Post
      I think I'm going to try this on my top this weekend, I picked some up today. I'll post some results
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      06-26-2013 12:21 PM #26
      I wonder how this would work on the inside part of a rim? Would the brake dust just come off or would it stick to it just as it does now?

      Either way this looks like a neat product that I might have to buy and try on a few things!

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      06-26-2013 12:21 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by builtforsin View Post
      I think I'm going to try this on my top this weekend, I picked some up today. I'll post some results


      Cloth or vinyl?

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      06-26-2013 12:36 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by sirswank View Post
      huzzah!

      I wonder what will happen if you were to paint the bottom of a boat with it...

      Cat + toast gif

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      06-26-2013 12:44 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Smigelski View Post
      Cloth or vinyl?
      Cloth

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      06-26-2013 12:46 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by nemesis099 View Post
      I wonder how this would work on the inside part of a rim? Would the brake dust just come off or would it stick to it just as it does now?

      Either way this looks like a neat product that I might have to buy and try on a few things!

      same as opticoat?

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      06-26-2013 05:43 PM #31
      because alberta


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      06-26-2013 10:26 PM #32
      Putting the video together right now, sorry its been pretty late guys!

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      06-27-2013 12:29 AM #33
      Sorry guys, video is up. I kind of threw it together so don't expect too much haha

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      06-27-2013 02:31 AM #34
      solid consumer info. I wonder if you coated your tire walls with it, would it work?
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    35. 06-27-2013 03:01 AM #35
      Reading through the product reviews, durability does not sound promising.

      Pretty much only good for things that won't come into contact with other things.

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