LiquiGlide -- anti-foul possibility?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by ImaginaryNumber, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. ImaginaryNumber
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    ImaginaryNumber Imaginary Member

    I wonder if this coating has any possibilities for anti-fouling?

    LiquiGlide
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  2. Herman
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    Nice find.
     
  3. Landlubber
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    ....emmm, how do you get it to stick to the hull then.....just wondering.
     
  4. DStaal
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    IIRC, it's a self-assembling nanostructure that allows it to work. So you just coat it wet, and cure/dry it according to the instructions. Once cured, it has the non-stick properties.
     
  5. Herman
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    Same question as "how do they stick teflon into pans"....
     
  6. Frosty

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    Silicone!!!! I love the stuff on my leather car seats. In the days before seat belts I could get the girl friend to shoot off the seat and under the dash when I pressed the brake. I didnt have many girl friends,-- just the one.

    Once its been cleared by the government and has no military advantage and it does'nt help to kill people with slippy bullets we may be able to use it.
     
  7. DStaal
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    Not quite the same: Teflon is a long fluorocarbon chain, that by itself doesn't stick to anything, because of the nature of the carbon-fluorine bond. You have to prepare it ahead of time, then attach it to the pan using some method. The process takes extreme environments, and industrial equipment.

    This is a collection of molecules that individually would stick to things, but interact in a way that the prevents them from sticking, when they are all lined up correctly. Because the individual molecules stick just fine, it applies a lot like epoxy: Mix the ingredients, apply to surface in a normal environment, and wait.
     
  8. ImaginaryNumber
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    Liqui-Glide FAQ
     
  9. charlyIII
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    charlyIII Junior Member

    "Even if you scraped off the coating with a knife and ate it, it would be completely harmless and flavorless." ***



    *** Just make sure the head is in good working order, and don't venture out too far:D
     
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  11. CDK
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    So LiquiGlide is a product you cannot buy and cannot obtain a sample from.
    In that case it seems useless to contemplate its use for any practical purpose.
     
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