Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a metal that is so extremely hydrophobic that the water bounces on it as if it were repelled by a magic force field. Instead of using chemical coatings they used lasers to etch a nanostructure on the metal itself. It will not wear off, like current less effective methods.
Finally got my textures painted in Mari and applied them to the model in Modo. From this point on I'll be messing around with it to get the materials working and then figure out the best method to render it!