That’s too bad Walt. The problem with applied materials, is that the gunk you put on has to stretch as much as the liner does or it just peels off. It’s not so much a matter of strength of the bond, as flexibility of the cured material. I’m thinking of trying to make my own liner, Dragon Skin or some similar silicone cast over a plastic pipe the correct diameter. Carve the texture into the pipe then coat it with the silicone. When it cures, peel it off and with any luck It will work.
I’m beginning to believe that’s the way forward. Maybe if someone can demonstrate a successful prototype, we can talk Abco into putting it into large scale production. I found some stuff called 30/30 Slide that is made to slide easily over surfaces, particularly skin. They use it to make masks. It’s stretchy and resistant to tearing. I’m wondering if it possible that you wouldn’t even need lube with that stuff. Maybe just plain water, or maybe nothing at all. Wouldn’t that be nice?