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Never Wet by Rust-Oleum

Postby Uncle Fester » Fri May 08, 2015 10:54 am



I have included the commercial below, in case you have not seen it. . . But Rust-Oleum has a newer product out called Never Wet, it is a spray on water proofer, that actually works !

My full cover bike cover left something to be desired when it came to keeping my bike dry. It would keep about 50-60% of the water off, but in a good rain, it would still seep some, and in a real rain (like we have got in the last few days in OKCity) the bike still got wet.

Well I decided to try the OUTDOOR FABRIC formulation on my cover. This one comes in a pump spray type bottle (11oz was $14.95 at Lowes) and gave me enough to give two coats on the top half of the cover, basically covered the same as a half cover with two coats.

In last nights rain, the bike stayed 95-98% dry with my treated cover ! The rain beaded up like a freshly waxed car hood and rolled right off !

The bottle says recoat SEASONALLY OR AS NEEDED, so I will report on that later. It is availible in OUTDOOR FABRIC, BOOTS AND LEATHER, in a spray pump bottle, and a SPRAY PAINT style too.





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Re: Never Wet by Rust-Oleum

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 08, 2015 10:58 am

Interesting. I had seen that stuff demonstrated when it was still in the prototype stage. I wonder how it would work to seal up a windshield, put a hydrophobic coating on it - like a permanent Rain-X. Bug guts could just wipe right off.

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Re: Never Wet by Rust-Oleum

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri May 08, 2015 11:05 am

i saw this stuff advertised about a year ago, and im wondering if it would work on the bikes electrics to keep the water from fowling the ignition system out while riding in the rain.

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Re: Never Wet by Rust-Oleum

Postby Uncle Fester » Fri May 08, 2015 11:08 am

WA, I think the spray paint style would do good there, but would deffinately test on a old windshield. . .

I don't know about the electrics, maybe at the plug level, which I assume is what you are thinking too.
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Re: Never Wet by Rust-Oleum

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri May 08, 2015 11:14 am

Uncle Fester wrote:WA, I think the spray paint style would do good there, but would deffinately test on a old windshield. . .

I don't know about the electrics, maybe at the plug level, which I assume is what you are thinking too.


im thinking anywhere in the ignition electrics, the coils, plug wires, anywhere that there is an electrical contact that can get wet in the rain because when it rains, not a sprinkle, but a good rain, my bike wants to shut down. this happens every time i get caught in the rain. not only is it a pain in the a**, but it can be dangerous if im out on the interstate in traffic.

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Re: Never Wet by Rust-Oleum

Postby Mh434 » Fri May 08, 2015 4:38 pm

Heck, I'm thinking about using it on my boat canvas! I have a 28' turbodiesel cruiser with an after deck, covered in a "camper back" canvas. Works fine for occasional showers, but in any more than that I have to use a plastic tarp (a BIG plastic tarp - always fun to put up in the wind & rain!). I've used another product (put out by one of the boat canvas companies), but at $200 per application (and only so-so-results), maybe this is the answer I've been looking for...

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Re: Never Wet by Rust-Oleum

Postby Uncle Fester » Fri May 08, 2015 6:25 pm

Well, just looked at the company web page better, says THIS IS NOT INTENDED FOR ELECTRONICS. bummer !

http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalo ... erwet-kit/
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Re: Never Wet by Rust-Oleum

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri May 08, 2015 8:25 pm

oh well, so much for that idea lol.

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Re: Never Wet by Rust-Oleum

Postby Uncle Fester » Fri May 08, 2015 11:09 pm

Mh434 wrote:Heck, I'm thinking about using it on my boat canvas! I have a 28' turbodiesel cruiser with an after deck, covered in a "camper back" canvas. Works fine for occasional showers, but in any more than that I have to use a plastic tarp (a BIG plastic tarp - always fun to put up in the wind & rain!). I've used another product (put out by one of the boat canvas companies), but at $200 per application (and only so-so-results), maybe this is the answer I've been looking for...


I would suggest contacting Rustoleum directly and see is they will sell you a gallon size container for your boat top. . . . .

Here is the correct link for the one I used.

http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalo ... et-fabric/
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Re: Never Wet by Rust-Oleum

Postby Mh434 » Sat May 09, 2015 3:13 am

Excellent, thanks Uncle Fester!!

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Re: Never Wet by Rust-Oleum

Postby ram11397 » Sun May 10, 2015 7:17 pm

this one does do electronics

look second page

http://www.rustoleum.com/~/media/Digita ... Final.ashx
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Re: Never Wet by Rust-Oleum

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun May 10, 2015 8:49 pm

hey Ram, i took a look at the video for it, but it doesn't say it can be used directly on electronic parts, only outer motor cases. im going to give them a call tomorrow and find out if it can be sprayed right onto the bike's electronics, i.e. wires plug caps and boots, coils and such. i have tried that silicone based stuff that comes in a can with the nozzle to do the plug caps and boots and it doesn't work. the bike still stalls out while im riding in the rain.

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Re: Never Wet by Rust-Oleum

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Mon May 11, 2015 7:36 am

Disclaimer: I have NEVER tried this:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-wa ... ing-else-/
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Re: Never Wet by Rust-Oleum

Postby macgyver0856 » Tue May 12, 2015 4:05 pm

I used the "hunting and outdoor" on all my riding gear. It specifically states for apparel.. We will see how well it does, but in initial testing, glove under running faucet it worked great!


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