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A Really Smelly Neoprene Suit ~ help!

Discussion in 'Apparel' started by skippy311, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    As I've often said, I love the smell of Dettol in the morning.
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  2. JahJahwarrior

    JahJahwarrior ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: West Palm Beach, Fl
    Odoban is the bees knees! It's concentrated, so it lasts. It's a great all around sanitizer, and it works great on heavy smells. Better yet, it's available at places like Home Depot...but it might be harder to find in Korea.

    If it has a rotting smell, I would think you could try a diluted bleach for a short rinse, say 5 minutes, then rinse several times in water.
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  3. ofg-1

    ofg-1 Course Director

    A little kerosene, a match, and no more stink.
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  4. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
    After you use the odor eliminator soak it in water with some mouthwash added. Don’t rinse. Leaves it minty fresh.

    I pour it into my dive boots after cleaning. Or use eucalyptus drops.
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  5. Jay Adams

    Jay Adams Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Charlestown, New Hampshire
    As someone pointed out. Use white vinegar. I like woolite for my wetsuits. Put them on delicates or hand wash in a washer without an agitator. Good luck with the smelly suit
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  6. Jayfarmlaw

    Jayfarmlaw Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tuttle, Ok
    I have the unique ability to create a haz-mat situation after a full day of diving in my wetsuit. The instructor I work with says my suit peeled the bedilienr off his truck bed. I second the Odoban recommendation. The stuff just plain works. It even seems to have Some carryover effect as well. Good luck,
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  7. Rickk

    Rickk Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Philippines
    That is my go to. Mix about a furl box in a bucket and soak the suit for a couple hours at least. Even sprinkle some where the smell is stronger before putting in the soak.

    Prince and repeat as necessary.
  8. aviator8

    aviator8 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Georgia
    I had some success with a smelly suit that nothing else was working on by soaking it in a bath of warm water and fabric softener.
  9. Resqdivemedic

    Resqdivemedic Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: chepachet, RI USA
    I use Simple Green. Had a problem with my dive boots smelling, mixed Simple Green in water and soaked them for 20 minutes then hung to dry. No more stink. Now I use the mix on all my gear when cleaning it.

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