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I was hoping one of you smart people might know of a type of cloth that is both waterproof & fireproof for a prototype I'm making. The closest thing I've found is a BBQ grill mat, but it's too stiff- I need it to be like regular cloth (I tried to post a link to the grill mat but it said only "insiders" can post links).

I've also tried to take regular cloth or waterproof cloth & make it fireproof (using VHT Flameproof Coating Paint) but it didn't work- the material was not flame proof & it melted. I've tried a few other products with the same result. I've researched & researched & then researched some more but nothing I've found meets all of my qualifications. I'm thinking of some type of cloth that is impregnated with silicone but I haven't been able to find it.

Thank you in advance for your help

Edit: I have no idea why the title just says "water"- I put in "Waterproof & fireproof cloth?" as my title

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Anyone . . . Bueller . . . Bueller . . .

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I can't post links here either. But if you go to

alibaba   website and type in 'waterproof fireproof cloth' you will find some there.

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Richard,

In this case Google is your friend.

Good Luck.

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Richard

Check out Waubridge Specialty Fabrics/Kovenex 

kovenex.com

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Hi Richard-

Without spending a lot of money, it is quite possible to 'make' your own waterproof fabrics.  Rustoleum has a spray on kit that works o.k. as long as the fabric is not continually abraded.  Continued heavy wear or use seems to rub the coating off.

For a quick prototype and proof of concept, it may be worth the time and lower cost vs a specialty fabric.   Once you are comfortable with early results, then you might invest more later on the better materials.   Just some thoughts- good luck!

http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-...

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Ralph

Remember Richard needs fireproof also. The Rustoleum Technical Data Sheet makes me think OF REALLY QUICK flame up 

10. Stability and Reactivity CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Avoid temperatures above 120°F (49°C). Avoid contact with strong acid and strong bases. Avoid all possible sources of ignition. INCOMPATIBILITY: Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids and strong alkalies. HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION: By open flame, carbon monoxi

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Gizmo-

Yep, I did see that. : )

I wanted to point out that some materials can be water proofed easily and cheaply.   He did mention that he was looking for those protections but I was not sure if they were concurrent conditions to be met.  In other words, maybe the product has to water proof for the first test/evaluation and THEN the fire test stage is next?

Rain-X also makes a water proof coating, but is now dis-continued.

http://www.rainxhome.com/product/rainx-e-z-pump

If he needed both qualities present at the same time, then maybe simple Nomex cloth will suffice. 

http://www.dupont.com/products-and-services/person...

 Firefighters and Race Car drivers wear this stuff all the time.   If the cloth is inherently strong and fire-proof but NOT waterproof, then the aftermarket coatings idea might be a good avenue to check on.  Sorry I didn't clarify my statement well enough earlier. 

Gizmo
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