NeverWet Looks Amazing

Better living through chemistry!

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  • victor

    Thanks for the nod! I know it’s probably just some sort of silicone spray, like Scotchgard or the stuff I put on my work boots, but it looks like really, really cool silicone spray.
    It’d probably be a good idea to stock up on it as soon as it becomes available, though. It’ll probably be banned for making some other product with powerful government or corporate interests obsolete or else some nut will spray it into their lungs to try and make themselves amphibious (we can’t have nice things, is what I’m saying).

  • Thomas L. McDonald

    I did my first spit take in ages after reading the “amphibious” comment.

  • victor

    People are already overreaching in terms of uses for this product. The Kotaku story earlier today mentioned birth control as a potential use and I thought about it and thought about it and thought about it some more (probably too much) and maybe I’m just naive but I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how NeverWet could be used for that purpose.

    Unless maybe you’re someone who walks around everywhere you go with two cans of NeverWet telling everyone you meet how great it is and “watch what happens!” when you pour gravy down your shirt. In that way, it’d probably be a very effective form of contraception.

  • TheodoreSeeber

    I like the cardboard cooler!

  • TheodoreSeeber

    The smartphone application was also neat, but I have a question- does it conduct electricity? How do you charge or use the headphone port after you’ve done this?

  • victor

    If it is just a silicone spray, then it will conduct electricity. Silicone is used to make dialectric grease (a conductive lubricant that no homeowner should be without!). I’m still not spraying it into my headphone jack, though.

  • Thomas L. McDonald

    I haven’t had time to read anything about it, but as Victor says, it’s probably a new kind of silicone, and silicone can be conductive.

  • Clare Krishan

    What happens to those young peoples lungs when they breath vapors of both spray paints in? Do they slowly lose the ability for respiration (since oxygen dissolves and is transported across the epithelial cell membranes into our blood stream, if they’re “never wet” then they’ll be impervious to gases?) I’d want some longitudinal animal-study assurances before using it myself.