Saturday, 24 June 2017

I Have Just Watched An Amazing Video,

OK the pictures says pumpkin Vs Line-X,

 in the video it is melon Vs Line-X but you will get the idea, Line-X is an ultra-durable line of spray-on coatings that is mainly marketed for use on truck beds, to make them tougher and provide protection against the elements, but this wonder spray can do so much more, including protecting a wall from an explosive blast, preventing an egg from shattering on impact when dropped from a tower, and rendering a Styrofoam cup able to withstand the weight of a full-grown adult, it basically makes just about anything virtually indestructible, Line-X coatings have been around for nearly a decade, but most people have only recently learned about its incredible properties after videos of the spray passing all kinds of crazy tests started showing up on social media,

so what is the secret behind this amazing protective coating? Well, according to Interesting Engineering, it’s basically a mixture of two different molecules – Diphenylmethane-4,4′-diisocyanate or MDI and alpha-(2-aminomethylethyl)-omega-(2-aminomethylethoxy)-poly[oxy(methyl-1,-2-ethanediyl – which undergo a rapid exothermical reaction, but place them both in a bucket and you just end up with a very strong blob, which is hardly suitable for spray-on application, to turn the two components into a coating, they are kept separate under very high pressures and temperatures, and fired together through a small nozzle, the curing process of the Line-X coating takes about a full day to complete, but it actually becomes very tough after only a few minutes, due to the exothermical reaction of the two components, the sprayed surface is very hot to the touch, but cools off rapidly, as the curing process continues,

simply put, the reaction between those hart-to-pronounce molecules creates very long molecular chains that can be stretched without breaking, when the guys at How Ridiculous dropped a Line-X-coated watermelon from a 150-foot tower, it just bounced like a rubber ball, preventing the fruit from disintegrating on impact, I have to say I got a bit queasy watching it, heights and me do not mix, it’s not the most practical use for Line-X but it speaks volumes about how effective it is, according to Tundra Headquarters, coating a truck bed with Line X costs between $400 and $800, which judging by the protection it offers, is pretty decent, it comes with a life-time warranty as well, and no I am not on commission, I just thought it was an amazing video and product.

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