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Babino 06-19-2013 06:43 PM

Never Wet
Found a product I wanted to share. It's called Rustoleum Never Wet. What it does is makes things water proof. I was intrigued when I saw the product years ago in it's developing stage and I saw it at Home Depot and gave it a shot. I sprayed my stereo and and center of my steering wheel just in case I get caught in a storm with the soft top off. Well today it started raining so I got to see how the product worked. I was very impressed, the water just beaded up and never actually got anything wet. My stereo stayed completely dry as well as my steering wheel. The only drawback is after you apply the second step in the coating process it leaves behind a "frosted" look. Nothing too bad but can definitely tell something was sprayed on it.

Babino 06-19-2013 06:46 PM

Check out this video on YouTube:<br/><br/>

coastiejohn 06-19-2013 06:51 PM

So this would not be good to coat the windshield or paint. I am planning on doing the under carriage to keep mud off. Kinda bummed it doesn't go on clear.

mjpjr45 06-19-2013 06:51 PM

Looks pretty cool. I'm going to have to check that stuff out.

Babino 06-19-2013 06:54 PM

Windshield I would say no. I was thinking about doing my fenders since they are a matte black plastic anyways and I always have mud getting kicked up on to them.

Tweak 06-19-2013 07:27 PM

looks interesting. Ill be spraying my tires, Ill just float over everything!

The Silver Gorilla 06-19-2013 07:31 PM

Hmm good idea for the frame and the inside of the wheel wells

xcraftllc 06-19-2013 07:47 PM

I wonder if it would make the seats uncomfortable in any way?

Babino 06-19-2013 08:44 PM


Originally Posted by xcraftllc (Post 3878959)
I wonder if it would make the seats uncomfortable in any way?

I sprayed it on a white t shirt and it made the material a little bit rough, but nothing too bad.

RyWalk 07-06-2013 10:41 PM

Just recently I bought some cheap universal seat covers and tried spraying the NeverWet on those, I didn't want to worry about it staining my seats, and if I didn't like it I would just take the covers off.

It's been holding up pretty good, no staining on the black seat covers, and I'll take the function over the "frosty" coat.

I did a fairly light base coat though, reading the instructions that came with the spray it said a light base on fabrics still lets them be breathable. Breathable seats are important in the Florida summer.

I'd say they are at least 50% water proof. The seats still get damp after a rain, but they dry in just a couple hours. And I took the carpet out too of course, so the water rolls off the seats and eventually out the drain plugs.

Haven't tried the stereo or steering wheel, but I may have to do that. I got caught top down when a fast but heavy storm hit while I was sleeping in the morning. I've been having some airbag and horn issues after the steering wheel got a good dusting :(

RyWalk 07-06-2013 10:43 PM

Oh, just to add. The seats are plenty comfortable with the spray. A little rough like Babino mentioned, and for a couple days after applying the spray it made the butt of my shorts a bit rough for an hour after driving. But they're great now after a couple weeks.

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