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btbill



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:50 am    Post subject: NeverWet and Windsurfing Sails?! Reply with quote

Wonder how this would work to keep sails "dry" and sand free along with no "water weight" due to wetness on the luff sleeve or other areas of the sail?!

http://youtu.be/DZrjXSsfxMQ
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shreddbob



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gets worn away pretty quickly. Lots of videos on YouTube complaining.

But even if worked, do you really want to spray paint your sails? This stuff is basically polypropylene and spray paint. I hate to use toxic stuff like this. Also, I'd worry about the solvents dissolving seam glue on the sail.
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outcast



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might try it on my hair and wetsuit too...looks cool

I know peeps played with McLube....

maybe my cat and dog

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what shredbob said. also leaves a cloudy film.
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jingebritsen



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xply does not absorb water. luff sleeve, and other bits of either dacron or insignia cloth do. so do any foamy bits designed to pad/cushion in key impact areas. batten pockets fill with water.

overall, it ain't much water. lots drains away fairly quickly.

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