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    http://junkee.com/someone-invented-m...g-us-out/14880 I think this is really a great thing to discover! What do you think?

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    That looks awesome, I bet there are some negative aspects to it though. We'll probably realize eventually that it causes cancer or something.

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    This could actually be super useful in your everyday life.

    Imagine never really needing windshield wipers again, or a car wash for your car? Imagine the amount of water we'd save not having to wash cars.

    And preventing water damage in homes? Coating water pipes with this to keep water from leaking? Basements and foundations?

    Imagine if we start treating cell phones with this stuff so that we wouldn't have to replace the cell phone? (Someone's going to start offering this service soon, I know they are.)

    I can think of about a million ways that this stuff would be super helpful.
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    this is awesome. i want all my clothes treated and rugs and furniture. is it scratchy next to your skin tho? i couldn't have that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady X View Post
    this is awesome. i want all my clothes treated and rugs and furniture. is it scratchy next to your skin tho? i couldn't have that.
    It makes treated surfaces whitish and somewhat stiff/inflexible (a little like a tarp, only without the thickness). A coworker treated his umbrella and brought it in. It was very cool, but definitely not appropriate for most clothes and rugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
    It makes treated surfaces whitish and somewhat stiff/inflexible (a little like a tarp, only without the thickness). A coworker treated his umbrella and brought it in. It was very cool, but definitely not appropriate for most clothes and rugs.
    right...i guess that would sort of be expected. that's too bad tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady X View Post
    right...i guess that would sort of be expected. that's too bad tho.
    Also, since it has a texture and is semi-opaque, it also wouldn't work for treating windshields, etc.

    Here's a pretty good arstechnica article written by someone testing it out on various surfaces.

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    Worth noting also is the feel of the shirt coated in Ultra-Ever Dry. It felt a bit chalky against my skin—I wouldn't want to wear a shirt or pants treated with the stuff, at least not without an untreated layer under me. It made the fabric feel stiff, and it was not at all comfortable. This is fine for shoes or boots, but not for anything you'd wear on your body. The exception might be a coat or a jacket, but I wouldn't spray Ultra-Ever Dry on anything expensive—the change in texture and the translucent film would detract hugely from a nice coat's look and feel. That said, it definitely worked—mostly, anyway. I would need a more even and far more thorough coating to withstand a soaking like the one my wife made me endure. She would not stop spraying me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polly View Post
    http://junkee.com/someone-invented-m...g-us-out/14880 I think this is really a great thing to discover! What do you think?
    Repeat thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post
    Repeat thread.
    you know that picture you had with the pregnant belly basketball thing i totally thought was you until i just saw it on some website. it's not you is it?
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