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    hydrophobic spray

    I've seen a few demo videos of this type of spray, it looks to be a big break through in water resistant technology. Has anyone tried any of them yet? I was thinking they might be good for tents, particularly around the seams, which always seem to let moisture in. I also thought it might be good to use on my mesh motorcycle jacket which is not water resistant at all.
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    I use seam grip on all my tents

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    I'd like to test out some of this stuff...


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    I have a buddy who is an Alaskan hunt guide and bought some for this year's hunt, he said that it does not do well on cloth. The coating is brittle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    I have a buddy who is an Alaskan hunt guide and bought some for this year's hunt, he said that it does not do well on cloth. The coating is brittle.
    Yea. I've seen some demonstrations, done to rustoleum's specific instructions, and it's pretty unimpressive, even noneffective sometimes, on fabric and whatnot, which is where I was hoping it would be most effective. There were a bunch of posts around the 'net about it when it was first launched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    I have a buddy who is an Alaskan hunt guide and bought some for this year's hunt, he said that it does not do well on cloth. The coating is brittle.
    Well I have seen some that claim to be for fabric rather than metal or other hard surfaces.

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    Jeff, my hunt guide friend, bought the rustolium brand stuff.
    He said it did a passable job on the cooking tent for a few days but on anything that flexed it would be good only for a very limited time.

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