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Bad neck rash! Bio Seal?

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by CALI68, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. CALI68

    CALI68 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: San Jose, CA
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    I really have to take some drastic measures. My neck is looking like I got slashed! I have tried everything from KY to Body Glide. No luck. My neck seal is a perfect fit so the only thing left is an Apollo Bio seal. We all know that these break down latex seals but just how bad? I'll be cleaning the neck seal after every dive day with mild soap and water. Will that be suficient?

    Has anyone had any long term experience with one of these?

    Thanks!
    -Chris
     
  2. ericfine50

    ericfine50 DIR Practitioner

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    You could go with a neoprene neck and keep the wrist latex. That is what I have because I had the same issue. Has worked well for me.
     
  3. Hoosier

    Hoosier Solo Diver

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    Is this an allegic reaction or what? Have you ever contact with the manufacture about this issue?
     
  4. Divedoggie

    Divedoggie Instructor, Scuba

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    Many people have latex allergies. Try the Apollo bio-seal, or neoprene, and if they aren't perfect, at least you won't have a nasty rash on your neck!
     
  5. CALI68

    CALI68 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    Why yes Chris, I have long term experience with these :)

    I started this thread over a year and a half ago and since then I have been using the Bio Seal on every dive. It has been a God send! No rashes and much to my surprise it is also extreemly confortable and it has greatly reduced leaks from my neck seal. It does take some serious TLC but if you are consistent you will reep the rewards! I have had the same neck seal for over a year and so far not a single sign of ware. You must always wash the seal with mild soap after EVRY dive day ( I use McNetts Wet Suit and Dry Suit Shampoo) and MOST importantly you MUST talc the seal liberally when it dries. That's it. I hope that helps some other hang-man victim.

    ..oh yea my hang-man scars finally went away but it took 6 months! :shakehead
     

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