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Ultra Ever-Dry

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I have access to Ultra Ever-Dry. I was toying with the idea of using this on the base of my skiis. Definitely going to apply to the tops but was wondering if anyone has tried it on the bottoms, or at least has any theories on how it would work. I put some on a corduroy ball cap and it works just like the videos.....amazing. It does leave a milky and slightly tacky residue, but I was thinking maybe that's the fibers of the fabric sticking through. BTW, its about $1k/ gallon. Check out the video, it is unbelievable.

http://youtu.be/IfUaKXasdD4
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I can see putting it on clothes, but would only put it on skis that belonged in the trash bin. Looks like it would gunk up the structure. Is it removable if it's a disaster?
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Originally Posted by Master Gater View Post

I have access to Ultra Ever-Dry. I was toying with the idea of using this on the base of my skiis. Definitely going to apply to the tops but was wondering if anyone has tried it on the bottoms, or at least has any theories on how it would work. I put some on a corduroy ball cap and it works just like the videos.....amazing. It does leave a milky and slightly tacky residue, but I was thinking maybe that's the fibers of the fabric sticking through. BTW, its about $1k/ gallon. Check out the video, it is unbelievable.

http://youtu.be/IfUaKXasdD4


And we thought Perfluoro overlay were expensive.  You need to try it in dry snow too, then let us know how it goes. 

Hey....maybe that's what those WC techs are wiping on those skis! :rotflmao:

 

Really though, we need a report.  Make sure you have a friend with you too to pass along the info in case you kill yourself from too much speed.

You might hit a jump and go into orbit!

  :beercheer:

post #4 of 12
Wasn't it posted here that it works by having tiny hair projection on surface to keep liquid away? Can't be good for base friction.
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Originally Posted by jzmtl View Post

Wasn't it posted here that it works by having tiny hair projection on surface to keep liquid away? Can't be good for base friction.


Tiny hair that is extremely hydrophobic!   You never know it could work on wet snow, but since it needs to be painted on it might not work on UHMWPE.  If it did, how long would it last, and would the skis work on anything other that slush?  I hope he tries it!  Maybe since it is a two part process, maybe only the one part could be used and work like any other perfluoro overlay?

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I'm definitely going to try it. BTW,  I just came from Home Depot and saw that Rustoleum has a similar product called Neverwet.  Damn it looks like the exact same thing and only $19 in aerosol form to boot!  I'll keep ya toasted on my results.

 

http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/neverwet/neverwet-kit/

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Originally Posted by Master Gater View Post
 

I'm definitely going to try it. BTW,  I just came from Home Depot and saw that Rustoleum has a similar product called Neverwet.  Damn it looks like the exact same thing and only $19 in aerosol form to boot!  I'll keep ya toasted on my results.

 

http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/neverwet/neverwet-kit/


That would be awesome!  Thanks.  BTW, you have huge balls to have a handle like yours!  Be good.

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That would be awesome!  Thanks.  BTW, you have huge balls to have a handle like yours!  Be good.

Jacques, the joke in my handle is a 'way-homer'.  ....Cuz you don't get it til on the way home!  

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Just a reminder, everyone:   Read the MSDS and wear a proper respirator.     The solvents used in these products are more directly dangerous than fluoro waxes ever were.

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post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by ULTRA EVER DRY View Post
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ULTRA EVER DRY  ;)


Here are some quotes from that link above that may apply to the product's use on skis:

 

5. What materials will the ULTRA EVER DRY coating adhere or bond to?
Please note that the coating has a hazy translucent white appearance. Almost any material is a candidate for application: steel, aluminum, other metals, plastic, leather, fabric, wood, concrete, etc. The coating can be applied to and will bond to smooth surfaces. Preparing an already cleaned surface with heavy-duty scotch brite and/or sanding the surface with 320-800 grit sandpaper will improve adhesion. ULTRA EVER DRY is not recommended for use on acrylics due to the high solvent content.

 

6. How abrasion-resistant is ULTRA EVER DRY?
ULTRA EVER DRY surface protection is significantly more abrasion resistant than previous superhydrophobic materials, registering a result of 30 cycles with a CS-10 wheel and 1000g load on the Taber Abraser before droplets no longer roll off the coating at a slope of 5 degrees from horizontal. The coating may still be superhydrophobic at this point, but droplets may "pin" or stick in the abraded area, and may not roll off until the substrate is tilted to a greater degree. If abrasion is a concern, testing is recommended. If the coating is removed due to repeated or severe abrasion, it can be reapplied.
 

14. What known chemicals are incompatible ULTRA EVER DRY coating?
Soaps and detergents will cause the surface of the coating to "wet-out". Once these chemicals are removed (using low pressure water), the superhydrophobicity will generally return. Alcohols and solvents will dissolve/remove the coating.

34. Can I use ULTRA EVER DRY on my skis, snowboard or surfboard?
We have not had the opportunity to test Ever Dry for these applications.

 

22. Do you recommend using ULTRA EVER DRY inside of a pipe with constantly flowing liquid?
No, this is not a good application, unless the fluid is slow-moving (laminar flow). In most cases, the liquid flowing through piping will be turbulent, causing ULTRA EVER DRY surface protection to abrade away.

 

27. Does the ULTRA EVER DRY prevent powder accumulation on metal walls?
If there is no water or other liquid available to clean the coating, then the coating is not effective. It is not smooth or slick, it is actually a rough surface and may actually end up holding more powder in this application.

 

post #12 of 12

It's been a long time, but I'm wondering if @Master Gater ever tried this on skis.... 

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