RC Airboats Discuss R/C Airboats here!

Neverwet hydrophobic spray on rc boat hull

Reply
Old 07-22-2015, 09:34 PM
  #1
crispyspa
Thread Starter
 
crispyspa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: onalaska, WI
Posts: 1,790
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Neverwet hydrophobic spray on rc boat hull

A couple of years back I did some testing with a product called Neverwet on one of my 3 pt hydros.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyCoPG9ByOw Some of the commenters were skeptical because they felt that the paint wasn't allowed to dry long enough. I set out to do more testing and let the coats dry thoroughly.
Almost two years later after painting, I was able to test the coating one more time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVgD_4txRR4 The product is not without merit though. I works awesome as an electronics waterproofer. I've treated the GPS unit on the video as well as other electronics and it does really well in that capacity.
crispyspa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2015, 07:53 AM
  #2
asmithnc
 
asmithnc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Lexington, NC
Posts: 918
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

After two years you're not worried about drowning I see?
asmithnc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2015, 09:54 PM
  #3
crispyspa
Thread Starter
 
crispyspa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: onalaska, WI
Posts: 1,790
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

LOL Andy. Nope. That was back when I was still really weak from my sickness and the water was really high and swift. I didn't want to become a statistic.
crispyspa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 03:48 PM
  #4
Jeremy_H
 
Jeremy_H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 444
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

I can imagine the doubters saying you left it too long

Great video, made me smile
Jeremy_H is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2015, 12:15 PM
  #5
pinky_d_brain
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Yellowknife, NT, CANADA
Posts: 231
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Its all about Surface Tension witch is what is slowing you down when you spray your boat. The sanding allows the wood to hold water a little witch brakes down Surface Tension as it always allows its self to move thru the surface of itself.
http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/water_physics.htm
Now if we could brake the surface tension even more by say rubbing hard soap on your hull after sanding it I think you would get a little more speed out of it but not for vary long as the soap would where off. Maybe we could use fish slime which also brakes it down I believe.

Last edited by pinky_d_brain; 08-05-2015 at 12:18 PM.
pinky_d_brain is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2015, 07:14 AM
  #6
asmithnc
 
asmithnc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Lexington, NC
Posts: 918
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Glad to see you all healthy again. Keep up the good work.
asmithnc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:42 PM.