Elixir Polywebs, What's The Coating?
Everyone in the world, it seems who have played Elixir Polywebs report on how awesome they are, as far as having extremely long lasting liveliness. With that in mind, it is no surprise they've discontinued them, considering that they really sell to guitar stores. If your string lasts forever, you aren't replacing them before every gig.
I don't question the merits of the strings, or have criticism of their business plan.
I just wonder what they are coating them with to make an otherwise normal string so long lived. The implication of the name is that they are coated with a shot of polyurethane.
Does anyone know what they do more or less specifically to their strings? Has anyone tried to reverse engineer their product to any degree of success?