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OleoPhobia

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Youtube showcases a lot of detailing products.  Latest one is DuraSlic, which claims to be oleophobic as well as hydrophobic.  Is oleophobia a general property of silicon carbide ceramic coatings  (DuraSlic does not say whether they're SIC or SIO2) ?

Just curious...the big appeal of oleophobia is that it might help repel "road film" and possibly tar/asphalt contamination.  I've never seen any detailer test for that.

Still, unlike Pan or other detailing youtubers, I don't have a large supply of cars to detail.  Just one daily driver which so far Pro+ has done a decent job protecting.

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1 hour ago, Ron@Optimum said:

I have no idea how to even test for "oleophobic" -

Same here...every youtube video I have found on olelphobia discusses coatings to prevent it, but do not __show__ how the coatings function in "oleophobic" mode.  Still, is intriquing as asphalt is an oil-based product and routinely contaminates vehicle coatings - a way to repel it would be nice.

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17 hours ago, Ron@Optimum said:

I have no idea how to even test for "oleophobic" -

Coat one side of the car, leave the other side bare and go drag racing 😁 Compare which side cleans easier after your engine explodes from all the revving 😂

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This may be dumb but aren't all coatings essentially "oleophobic"?

They are made to repel most anything that could bond to them.

Maybe I'm just over simplifying it.  

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To quote every RomCom ever, "it's complicated" - ceramic coatings repel almost everything, but define "everything".

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On 3/23/2021 at 4:21 PM, Ron@Optimum said:

.......... but define "everything".

Merriam-Webster

Definition of everything

 

1a : all that exists

1b : all that relates to the subject

 

Sorry, could not resist

 

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