NeverWet Aims to be the ‘WD-40’ of Water Repellants, Works on iPhone [u]

We have all heard of Liquipel, a nano coating service which aims to make your iPhone waterproof. The company recently opened their first North American retail location inside the West Edmonton Mall (review coming).

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Another similar product has hit the consumer market, by the name of Rust-Oleum NeverWet. Here’s how it works, according to LancasterOnline:

When water hits the coating’s superhydrophobic barrier, it forms a nearly circular bead that either causes the liquid to shoot off the surface or never cling there in the first place.

NeverWet has made a video demonstrating the products capabilities and it also shows and example of how to apply it to your iPhone 4 to make it completely waterproof, similar to Liquipel, but you can do it yourself for much cheaper.

A can of NeverWet retails for $19.97 USD at Home Depot, currently only available in the USA. We have reached out to the company to find out when and if it will be available in Canada. If you’re heading down to the USA soon, pick up NeverWet and let us know if it works as advertised.

Check out the video below (the iPhone 4 part starts at 3:25):

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Would you be interested in a DIY project to protect your iPhone with this stuff?

Update July 28, 2013: According to this review of NeverWet over at Slate, the stuff doesn’t work.

Thanks Dave!

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