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Cleaning a mask in the dishwasher

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by Sbiriguda, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

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    In the meanwhile... I put the mask in the dishwasher, yes I did. I always wanted to, you know... plain washing together with the dishes and usual soap. It was almost ok... BUT there was still a quite small spot that was fogged. So I repeated cleaning with toothpaste, normal not mild type, and brushed it with an electric toothbrush. And it was like brand new after
    It was a long journey but I can say eventually I achieved a perfect result
     
  2. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
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    That’s what I do with Scuba masks (like I said, I just spit on them before starting the dive) but for some reason this freediving mask I got didn’t seem to get clean with the usual methods...
     
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  3. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    What did you get?
     
  4. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
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  5. formernuke

    formernuke Manta Ray

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    I used a lighter followed by sonicare toothbrush for my atomics, they get cleaned every dive with the baby shampoo I use for anti fog
     
  6. Rooster59

    Rooster59 Solo Diver

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    I had some silicone swim goggles (major brand but not Speedo or Arena) that always oozed a tiny bit of something from the silicone onto the lenses. I never could keep them from fogging.
     
  7. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Freelton & Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
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    This. It takes 30 seconds to wash it in the sink. An old toothbrush (or new... maybe your buddy's...) to clean the mung out of the tight places works great
     
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  8. spoolin01

    spoolin01 Solo Diver

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    Could be the dishwasher soap that's making the difference (if there is a difference).
     
  9. Hatul

    Hatul Solo Diver

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    Might as well put your reg in the dishwasher as well. It will come out sparking clean.
     
  10. Scuba Lawyer

    Scuba Lawyer Barracuda

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    Don't forget to leave the dust cap off! Very important to make sure all the internal parts are squeeky clean. :D:rofl3:
     
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