cleaning the inner of a drysuit

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cleaning the inner of a drysuit

Postby Milky » Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:28 pm

So how often do u guys clean/wash the inner of your drysuit or u never need to?
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Re: cleaning the inner of a drysuit

Postby DiveDiva » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:47 pm

Milky wrote:So how often do u guys clean/wash the inner of your drysuit or u never need to?


I haven't done it yet but then I haven't used my drysuit that much....
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Re: cleaning the inner of a drysuit

Postby drew74 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:31 pm

oh ....good question, i have just got one myself and was wondering what the go was with that?
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Re: cleaning the inner of a drysuit

Postby Milky » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:41 pm

and if we do need to wash/clean the inner of our drysuit, what chemical/soap we need to use so that it would not ruin the zip or any other parts of the suit.
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Re: cleaning the inner of a drysuit

Postby Andy » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:51 pm

I've cleaned my old suit a couple of times, uh-hum, both after an incident with the overboard discharge valve. :oops:

I normally just hose it out, give it a swish round and then turn the suit inside out to help it dry. It's not really any different then any other piece of dive kit really.
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Re: cleaning the inner of a drysuit

Postby Milky » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:11 pm

so no using soap whatsoever?
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Re: cleaning the inner of a drysuit

Postby Andy » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:38 am

Milky wrote:so no using soap whatsoever?


I don't use soap, no. Maybe that's just me, but my DS never seems to smell or need a "real clean".
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Re: cleaning the inner of a drysuit

Postby Discus » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:54 am

I've fresh water washed mine a few times, I did find my neoprene one started to smell after I spent a summer wearing only shorts and a tea shirt in it, I used normal wetsuit wash and warm water in it, not too warm as I didn't want to interfere with the internal glue etc. worked well, drying was a pain but I have a cool drysuit drier that woaks a treat.
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