Super Glide

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Doug Lord, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. Doug Lord
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    When I was 16 I raced a Windmill and did everything I could to improve speed.
    One of the things I did was use a paint called Super Glide, which contained molybdenumdisulfide powder-man was it slick. It had a gray color and I put it on from 6" above the chine to the whole bottom. My first major race after the paint job was the Southeastern Districts held in Montgomery, Alabama. Well, I had been doing pretty well before the paint job but at the Districts I won by over a mile in four races against about 10-12 boats. Needless to say that caught everybodies attention and the only thing that kept me from getting DSQ'd was that my brother had a tough fight for third place. My crew and I had worked hard before the race practing every day for over two months. So it wasn't all the paint but that was some very slick stuff!
    I've never forgotten it -I've searched the internet and there is another "Super Glide" now but it's not the same stuff.
    I want to try buying some molybdenumdisulfide powder and mixing it with a clear laquer- do you think that would produce a brushable coating?

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  3. Doug Lord
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    Thanks, but it's not the same stuff and requires some sort of thermal bonding process. I'll contact them and ask more...
     
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  5. Doug Lord
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    Slavi, that stuff looks real good and can be applied with a roller! Excellent-thanks....
     
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  7. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Thank you both for looking into it. I'm going to try a couple of experiments.
    I've ordered molybdenumdisulfide powder from Amazon, of all places. I'm going to try mixing it with laquer but first I'm going to spray a small model hull with a bit of Krylon clear and then sprinke the powder into it and see what happens....
     
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