This is a product I learned about on another flyfishing website. I have not, nor do I know anyone, who has tried it. It is now available to us common folk from Rustoleum. It is not inexpensive, good new product rarely are, around $20 for the 2 can base and top coat. The possibilities are very interesting for fly anglers, dry flies and floating lines that repel water, waders that no longer leak. http://www.neverwet.com/
I was down at Autozone investing in a new battery for my pickup this morning and saw Rustoleum also now has a spray rubber coating. BTW, if you haven?t priced a battery lately, you are in for a shock, maybe it?s just us old guys who remember what stuff cost back when.