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Mistral Diaphragm?

Discussion in 'Vintage Diving & Equipment' started by PfcAJ, Mar 17, 2021.

  1. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Contributor

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    I’d love to restore a DW Mistral. Anyone have a source for silicone main diaphragms? I can’t seem to find one :(
     
  2. James79

    James79 Reinventor of Wheels ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Looks like all the usual suppliers are out.... I hope production starts again!
     
  3. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

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    Let's hope this time they get the measurements right

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  4. CT-Rich

    CT-Rich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    When I was working on mine, I wasn’t sure how old it was and it looked ok, so I slathered it with latex seal protectant and let it sit. It came out feeling pretty supple. It won’t repair cracking, but it may extend the life of the one you have if a replacement isn’t an option.
     
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  5. 1969ivan1

    1969ivan1 Contributor

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  6. James79

    James79 Reinventor of Wheels ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I don't know how I missed that when I looked. The Scuba Museum is a great resource... And good people!

    Respectfully,

    James
     
  7. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Rob is awesome with stuff!
     
  8. adurso

    adurso Solo Diver

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    I just ordered some stuff for a display Mistral
     
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  9. CT-Rich

    CT-Rich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I am taking mine to a pool session on Sunday. I used it once last year and then had a free flow a couple of weeks later. I bought a rebuild kit from VDH to do a more thorough job of and finally found the problem. Looking forward to seeing how it breaths now. I replaced the straps so mid-60s back pack can be adjusted properly.
     

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  10. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Contributor

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    You da man!
     

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