Originally posted by tebyen
Article from a few months back about another guy who figured out the starlite formula. He calls it firepaste though.
Found another article about fire paste. Looks like nasa plans on using it on the X-43A.
Here's a video showing fire paste being used and talking about it.
- Thanks for posting your research info & links! I've been aware of Troy & his inventions for some time, but others may not.
He's amazing & like Maurice Ward is an amateur inventor. Troy has already rcv'd one 1998 Nobel Prize!!!... albeit for his legendary (& now
cult-status) anti-grizzlybear-suit "Project Grizzly"
AND has most recently been in the media for his new
inexpensive anti-blast material(s) that resist powerful ammunition and
'Fire Jeep' (anti-blast cushion) video
OR direct media link
'Fire Jeep' (anti-blast cushion) video
fyi- Would imagine his new anti-blast material(s) are variant/derivative of Firepaste.
However, there are important
differences between Starlite vs Firepaste:
1) Starlite is a relatively clear, paint-like, 'plastic'-ish [epoxy?] material;
2) Starlite's an extremely
heat-resistant material-- even when applied in very thin coatings... i.e.- think thickness of 1 sheet paper or 1
coat paint/varnish; by contrast, Firepaste must be applied in fairly thick amounts with longer curing, drying durations; therefore, Starlite has
better ratio of thermal/btu resistance & heat deflection per gram of material compared to Firepaste/mud;
3) Starlite requires less curing/drying time-- while Firepaste requires MANY hours-to-day(s); which, therefore, may result in higher production costs
than Starlite; though without knowing all the ingredients of Starlite vs Firepaste- it's difficult to speculate actual overall production costs for
4) All of which means Starlite is extremely light-weight without sacrificing thermal resistance, but Firepaste is likely more impact resistant due to
its composition & thickness... however, firepaste is also remarkably light due to thousands of tiny [empty? similar to Aerogel?] air
sacks/bubbles/pockets perhaps created by one secret ingredient he recently revealed... diet Coke!; therefore, the micro-bubbles/pockets in Firepaste
could be created by carbon dioxide released from soda during the mixing/combining process &/or during curing/baking process; ALSO- Starlite may be
more 'flexible'/bendable (like some plastics), but Firepaste is NOT (think- brick or smelting crucible);
5) Firepaste is non-toxic, environmentally-friendly (biodegradable), even edible, and, doesn't appear to emit any toxic particles or gases/fumes when
heated; uncertain about Starlite material, but suspect it may be more toxic than Firepaste especially under extreme heat;
Here are other links & interesting sites about Troy & inventions...
+ Since Troy's based in Canada, Discovery-Canada's "Daily Planet"
sci-tech news show has done several
interviews... but don't bother with their site's search engine as 'hurtubise' (no quotes) returns NO hits (silly folks- why bother having
'search' feature if it doesn't find info that's proven to be there?!!?!?!); try this
+ HotAIR - IG NOBEL FOLLOW-UP -- Troy, Oil, and the Balance of Power
this link also
discusses Troy's experience(s) with "Gov't Agents, Black Ops, etc" &/or "Industrial Espionage"... WOW- no wonder Maurice Ward (starlite
inventor) is nervously cautious as it's enough to make ANYone seriously 'paranoid' !!!... as are so many other inventors, especially since many
seem to die or disappear under mysterious/suspicious circumstances not long after announcing their inventions.
+ troy hurtubise | welcome to projecttroy.com
+ IG NOBEL UPDATE-- Flameproof Troy
+ Info about Firepaste & other Coool stuff
note: info relating to Troy is
near bottom of this interesting page
+ AlternativeScience.com Flame-proof
+ Google Search-
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