Bike Expressions: does SUPADRY waterproof spray work?
I recently came across a coating that is supposed to repel most water-based and some oil-based liquids. The product, SUPADRY, is a superhydrophobic (water) and oleophobic (hydrocarbons) coating that uses proprietary omniphobic technology to coat an object. Consequently, it creates a surface chemistry and texture with patterns of geometric shapes that have ‘peaks’ or ‘high points.’
Yes, this all sounds good but does it really work for bikers? So, I decided to test it and went to pick a can of this wonder spray up at my local bike shop. On returning home I now needed to decide what I wanted to test or waterproof. I started with the soft panniers, then onto my riding boots and pants. I sprayed everything I could think of that would need waterproofing (excluding the helmet).
My reasoning is that I have nothing to lose if it does not work. If, however, its does what it says it will, then I’m going to be impressed.
All that is left is to wait for the rain to go for a ride to properly test the product. Nature obliged and, just like that, the next day a perfect downpour allows me to test the product. The product is very impressive and lives up to expectations. It does exactly what it says. It successfully waterproofed everything on which I tested it. The water just beads off the area or item that has SUPERDRY on it.
I strongly recommend this product. Additionally, his is not only for motorcyclist but for everyone desiring a waterproofing solution.
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