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DIY Bioseals?

Discussion in 'Making your own Gear' started by Andy_Mason, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. Andy_Mason

    Andy_Mason DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Lansing, Michigan
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    Anyone know of another product that uses latex in a cylindrical form of varying sizes that could be used as bio seals for less than the cost of actual bio seals? Okay not the obvious; of course...:D I know bioseals aren't really that much relatively speaking but they also don't seem to be a real common item.
     
  2. JahJahwarrior

    JahJahwarrior ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: West Palm Beach, Fl
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    The bio seals are made out of some weird stuff, it's not latex. I have no clue what it is.
    But I have a neck seal that is sitting here going unused, I doubt I will ever use it. PM me your address and I'll drop it in the mail to you, I'd rather see it get used than thrown out in a few years when I find it at the bottom of some storage bin. I got it to try and stave off a neck rash after a few days of intense diving, but for whatever reason, my neck has stopped getting so irritated, maybe due to changing seal brands. I never used it, and never will.
     
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  3. Andy_Mason

    Andy_Mason DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Lansing, Michigan
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    Wow that's very generous of you. Thank you! I'll send you my address.
     
  4. bvanant

    bvanant Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives:
    Location: Los Angeles (more or less)
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    Purportedly it is made from cosmogel, a carboxyvinyl polymer. Don't think it will be easy to find a tube shaped version of this.
    Bill
     
  5. Andy_Mason

    Andy_Mason DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Lansing, Michigan
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    Yeah I think you're right. Just received a neck seal from Jahjahwarrior in the mail...which was extremely awesome of him...it's some weird kind of material for sure. Reminds me of those sticky hands toys my kids used to throw against the windows.
     
  6. tech3324

    tech3324 Lionfish

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: SoCal
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  7. Andy_Mason

    Andy_Mason DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Lansing, Michigan
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    18
  8. bvanant

    bvanant Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives:
    Location: Los Angeles (more or less)
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    they are neoprene so they should be cheap as dirt. They do come in a bunch of sizes with 1 cm increments.
    Bill
     
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