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I just completed my pool sessions for my OW cert and got quite a large number of red spots and pimples on the underside of my arms and on my sides. I assume it was from bacteria in the rental wetsuit, as I have worn wetsuits surfing all my life and never had this reaction. They kept appearing for a couple of days, but have started disapearing now.
My question is if there are any good sanitizers out there I can rinse the rental wetsuit in before I use it? I told the dive shop, the appologized, and siad they rinse tham as well.
I have a 3/2 full suit but will need to use a 7mm on my OW dive, and don't want to buy until next fall.
Thanks with the help on this "not so nice" subject.
Products like Trident Wetsuit Cleaner, MiraZyme Odor Eliminator & Sink-the-Stink are primarily designed to rid the suit of odors. As with Pinesol, Simple Green and kindred aromatic cleaning products, they will not be very effective against a broad range of bacteria, viruses & fungi.
If you wish to sanitize, then you'll want to look into products like SaniZide Plus, Virkon S, Advance TBE & Bi-Arrest 2.