Dry suit cleaning?

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phil58490
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Dry suit cleaning?

Post by phil58490 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:34 am

My dry suit has been used nearly every week for two winters seasons and still is in excellent condition, no leaks and still breathable. It gets rinsed off, rinsed out and aired after use but now has developed a mild 'lived in' aroma. My question is what is the best way to give it a thorough clean to preserve and protect it so that it is ready for next winter?
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Rupert
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Re: Dry suit cleaning?

Post by Rupert » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:32 pm

I know you can buy special shampoo for drysuits, but have never used it.

Wetsuits I use nappisan, or the special little tablets. I don't know if Nappisan is suitable for drysuits, though - does anyone know what it would do to latex?
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Michael Brigg
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Re: Dry suit cleaning?

Post by Michael Brigg » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:58 pm

Turn the whole suit inside out and let it hang in the sun for a while.

It was rumoured the teletubby suits became similarly afflicted.

...Especially "Tinky Winky" (Perhaps it has something to do with tinkle?? :lol: )
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Re: Dry suit cleaning?

Post by Michael Brigg » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:59 pm

Rupert wrote:I know you can buy special shampoo for drysuits, but have never used it.

Wetsuits I use nappisan, or the special little tablets. I don't know if Nappisan is suitable for drysuits, though - does anyone know what it would do to latex?
...err, Shake 'n Vac??
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