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protective film

spray on plastic film used to keep cleaning quick and easy, intended for kitchen or bathroom use.
 
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An aerosol product, which would be sprayed onto a clean, non-porous surface, like counters, bathtubs, sinks, toilet seats and so on. A thorough spraying covers the surface, and when dry, leaves a thin, transparent, smooth, waterproof (the product is non-polar and thus not water soluble) film, in an unbroken layer. When the surface of the film is dirty from ordinary use, rather than wash and scrub the surface clean, just peel the film away, throw it out, and spray on a fresh layer. Cleaning the bathroom means nothing more than peeling, tossing, and spraying, and could be over in just a minute or less.
hopeful, Aug 18 2003

Spray-On Condom http://www.halfbake...a/Spray-on_20Condom
A plastic version of this? [Cedar Park, Oct 17 2004]

This might not peel off so easily http://www.plastidi...rial/plastidip.html
"PLASTI DIP® is an air dry, synthetic rubber coating that can be easily applied by spraying, brushing or dipping." [half, Oct 17 2004]

Liquid bandage http://www.band-aid...iquid_bandage.shtml
"...dries quickly and forms a clear, flexible, breathable seal. Keeps out water, dirt and germs to help prevent infection" [half, Oct 17 2004]

Sink-Wrap http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/Sink-Wrap
"Don't want to scrub it out? Just peel away a layer and pitch it." [phoenix, Oct 17 2004]

Shedding material http://www.halfbake...Shedding_20material
"Loses 1 atom thickness of material every so often" [phoenix, Oct 17 2004]

Rip-off! http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/Rip-off!
"Peelable surface film for plates and frying pans" [phoenix, Oct 17 2004]

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       Plasti-dip spray comes in clear as well as colors. May not be exactly what you had in mind, but seems related enough to warrant a (link)
half, Aug 19 2003
  

       If there were a product like this I'm betting that it would be big in hospitals.   

       There is that rubbery protective coating--usually a greenish-blue--that's peelable and is often sprayed on fine polished surfaces like skin-grade clad aluminum. I think, though, that whatever surface you apply such a coating to needs to have that high polish, or the coating won't be easily removed.
bristolz, Aug 19 2003
  

       Likely some sort of release coating would have to be applied first for the proposed idea.
half, Aug 19 2003
  

       Cornstarch?
bristolz, Aug 19 2003
  

       Maybe. I know there are bazillions of different types of mold release agents used with plastic and composite molding. Maybe some of those would work. "Pam"? "Baker's Joy"?   

       I've been trying to find a link to some gel stuff that is applied to glass to make a stained glass effect but can be peeled off later. If that could be thinned and sprayed, it might work.   

       Industrial strength "liquid bandage"?
half, Aug 19 2003
  

       "liquid bandage" is actually a type of medical-grade Crazy Glue. Cyanoacrylate, I believe. Not too easy to peel off.
Cedar Park, Aug 19 2003
  
      
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