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Drysuit wrist seal question

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by boulderjohn, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid DIR Practitioner Staff Member

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    Said to be available in giant tubes as "veterinary lube."
     
  2. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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  3. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
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    I use billiard talc on all of my seals when it is being stored between dives, to enhance the longevity of the seals and prevent them from cracking and aging. When diving, I use suit juice and spray a little on the inside of the seal and my hands and I slide right through.

    https://www.amazon.com/Billiard-Tal...r=8-1-spons&keywords=billiard+talc+bags&psc=1 or https://www.amazon.com/Silver-Cup-B...494&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=billiard+talc&psc=1

    Suit Juice: https://www.amazon.com/Trident-Suit...1530044528&sr=1-3&keywords=suit+juice+wetsuit
     
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  4. macado

    macado Instructor, Scuba

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    Location: Salem, MA (North of Boston)
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    A small spray bottle of baby shampoo + water also works for me. I know you said you don't like to use talc but if you're looking for a good supplier I learned this from Steve Gamble.

    Go to a NAPA auto store and buy 1lb container of Tire Talc. It will last you forever (well that's not true depending on how liberal you are with talc :)
    NAPA Auto Parts - Tire Repair Talc Powder part # BK 7651339
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  5. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My dive wife introduced me to this a couple of years ago.

    Try to avoid the flavoured and tingly versions and the outer wrapper can be removed so it's in a transparent ish container.

    Been using this on latex and silicone seals for several years now.
     
  6. grf88

    grf88 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Are you sure she had diving in mind when she introduced you to it.
     
  7. mmerriman

    mmerriman Captain

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    4 parts water, 1 part baby shampoo - also works great for mask defog.
     
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  8. JohnN

    JohnN ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I called McNett (now known as Gear Aid). . .

    Apparently discontinued 5 1/2 years ago. . . The friendly guy in Gear Aid customer service said it was just food grade silicone.

    This would appear to be a direct replacement. . . https://www.amazon.com/Trident-Grad...30117761&sr=8-17&keywords=food+grade+silicone
     
  9. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm like @Trailboss123. A bag of billiard's talc. Very cheap from Amazon.

    However, I may change to what some of y'all have mentioned. Use the talc on the seals when putting the suit away. Use diluted baby shampoo for seal lube when donning/doffing. I keep a bottle of that in my dive bag anyway for use as anti-fog and wetsuit lube.

    I assume baby shampoo is totally safe on silicone seals...?
     
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  10. Pkishino

    Pkishino Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Japan
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