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Discussion in 'Vintage Diving & Equipment' started by AfterDark, May 15, 2020.

  1. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    I saw this on Ebay made an offer and the seller took it. I've used one of these for decades they work great!
    This is the 1st one I've seen for sale in years. Trident makes a cheap looking version of this type of buckle but this is the original high quality buckle.

    s-l1600.jpg s-l1600a.jpg s-l1600x.jpg
     
  2. Old Krakken

    Old Krakken ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That's a very interesting design!
     
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  3. Boston Breakwater

    Boston Breakwater "Outlaw." Solo Diver

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    Very nice. I suggest a little Muriatic acid (Don't inhale.) scrub, Baking soda. (Nuetralizer.) Warm water rinse. Sorry, maybe to "Old Skuule."
    Vinegar will work just fine.
    Really cool.....:cool: Definitely, dive with it.
    Cheers.
     
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  4. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Contributor

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    I think phosphoric acid is the proscribed treatment to passivate stainless. You can buy it as naval jelly.
     
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  5. Boston Breakwater

    Boston Breakwater "Outlaw." Solo Diver

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    I agree.....The comment was made only for his amusement, because of his age, and vast diving experience.
    Cheers.
     
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  6. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    The buckle arrived today. I was going to put it on my dry suit weight belt for a spare and to eliminate changing the buckle from one belt to another, it's not hard but, forgetting to do it can be an issue come splash time! But then I thought if I do that it'll hardly be used at all :( So I decided to instead put it on my B/P harness belt where it'll get plenty of use! :)

    The rust wiped right off with a little WD-40.
     
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  7. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Instructor, Scuba

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    Muriatic acid is concentrated hydrochloride acid, and can be pretty dangerous, not only to inhale but also on skin and eyes. I wouldn't recommend it for cleaning of lightly rusted stainless steel, which this buckle is made of.

    http://www.kleanstrip.com/uploads/documents/GKGM75006_KSG_Safer_Muriatic_Acid_MSDS.pdf

    SeaRat
     
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  8. Mike Lev

    Mike Lev Contributor

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    Use an ultra sonic cleaner.
     
  9. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    See 3 posts above, but thanks
     
  10. Hank49

    Hank49 Solo Diver

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    Actually, muriatic is diluted hydrochloric. Usually about 30% of pure hydrochloric.
     
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