Rated 2.9 out of 5Â by 260
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PapaFox This is a single usage product.
I purchased 9 set of this product. Be aware, it will not stand UV from the sun. No life span. It is great to apply just before needing single application. If has no shelf life once applied, UV destroys it and it flakes off clothing and boots.
Again Great Single Application
I thought this product would change the world.
If it sounds too good to be true, most likely it is.
July 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by TimMartinMuralist If I could choose zero stars
Turned my boots blue. Never buy this product unless you want your valuables ruined. The pictures portray what used to be black, grey and brown leather boots.
August 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Matt very impressive, a few draw-backs
I've heard of this product a few months back, and finally it comes out to the consumer market! I got some last Saturday and quickly did some tests. Sprayed an umbrella, my electric car charger, a brick, and a little strip of concrete outside my house. The material comes with full directions, hold can 6-12" away, that sort of thing. the spray area seems to be fairly confined though, and i found a large center channel was being created. perhaps that means i was too close. Either way, the finished texture of the object that was sprayed leaved much to be desired. my umbrella fabric was much more course and almost tacky. Quite possible i applied too much or too little of one of the stages. My car charger was also tacky and course, though it's more important it stays water resistant.
I noticed in the official documentation it says it's not intended for electronics. but in numerous demonstrations by the company employees, it shows iphones submerged after treatment. i suppose that's a liability thing. I won't try that on my phone just yet...
I digress, the brick and the concrete have no real discernible change in feel, but they are quite awesomely waterproof! I think my second real application (besides my car charger) is to spray the tops of each of my concrete steps to cut down icing during the winter. I imagine I'd have to re-apply annually, since it's a walking surface, but i'll be pleasantly surprised if i don't. I did try rubbing the coating off of the concrete with my feet, and i had some moderate success, though it was well inside the recommended 12 hour total curing time.
Other things I'd like to spray house siding that's close to the ground that could get dirty with rain splash-back... If it leaves no real trace, I'd put it on the bottom part of my car door, so my pantlegs don't get wet when i'm getting out and touch the bottom of the car.
Pros- works very well! concrete treatment is amazing to watch. Huge promise for outdoor equipment, grills, weed wackers etc.
-shoes! should work great for shoes, hats? any rough already clothing object you don't wash frequently, as the coating will dissolve in the wash.
- for the 10-15 or so square feet of application the $20 can comes with, it feels like not a lot.
- gritty to the touch, unsettling. this means treating gloves will be a challenge.
- it's mentioned multiple times, it dries to a milky white haze. kinda nasty looking. but again, put it on siding that's already white and you won't notice.
July 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by aroyals Leaves strange silver film
Very simple and easy to use, if you have ever used spray paint it goes on exactly the same. Instructions are easy to follow. I thought this product would be good to use on my husbands work boots. He always gets them wet and they start to deteriorate, and I thought this treatment would help keep them in good shape longer.
The spray went on very easy, and dried quickly between coats. It seemed to come out pretty evenly. After waiting the recommended amount of time (30min) I tested them with water and they completely shed the water with zero retention in the leather. However the second coat left a very strange and distinct silver coating on the boots. While it isn't that big a deal for work boots, I would be very disappointed with this film on a nice surface such as a fancy black mailbox.
I noticed in the sidewalk where I sprayed the boots, that the water from the sprinkler was completely repelled for a few days. But we walk there constantly and it wore off.
Overal an interesting product and concept that definitely has its uses on some materials, but would be a better product if they could eliminate the strange tint left by the second coat.
July 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by JackBlack A better alternative
For items such as gloves, shoes, other articles of clothing, tarpaulins, etc., just use a silicone spray.
Most of the silicone spray you see on store shelves these days has some petroleum-based lubricant added (apparently to discourage "huffing") which produces an objectionable odor.
But you can purchase pure "food-grade" silicone (on-line or at restaurant-supply stores) which contains no such additives and has no odor at all.
July 26, 2014