Clothing seems the obvious first application, but going beyond that, what about bikes themselves? Repelling oil wouldn’t be great for the drivetrain obviously, but how do you think it would work with frames? Really tempted to buy some and have a play but don’t want to spend whatever the equivalent of $150 is without some second opinions.
I just stumbled upon this and found the thread from searching in Google. My mind is blown, but then I wondered if this is “DWR coating” but available to the consumer market? However reading a bit more suggests there’s some nano magic going on.
It would be great on so many things; 90% of the bike (I wouldn’t want it on my tyres, braking surfaces or drivetrain), tents, hard household surfaces, outside of the car, windows, etc
I think the friction to drivetrain surfaces from shifting etc. would wear it off, also they kind of need the oil to stay lubed/not rust. Sidewalls would be good but I think treads need to be left to do their thing, also again the wear would strip the coating immediately.