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 Post subject: Washing a Wetsuit
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:57 am 
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OK, I thought wearing my 4/3 wetsuit under a Pyro Pro drysuit worked quite well. It provided plenty insulation just like fleece, but I felt safer cuz any leakage would still allow for the neoprene to work as normal. I guess fleece also provides warmth when wet, but not sure if it's as effective as neoprene?

Anyway, here's the problem... I have tried washing the old 4/3 in the driveway with dish soap, a scrub brush and a hose. It's still pretty smelly. And let me tell you after a sesh under a drysuit she gets really ripe! Whew!

Should I track down some special wetsuit soap? The odor seems like it's locked into the deepest core of the neoprene at this point. Is it just time for a new suit? The 4/3 is about 5 or 6 years old so that's prolly getting up there in dog years.

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 Post subject: Re: Washing a Wetsuit
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:45 am 
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1. The stink comes from bacteria.
2. Your problem comes from not allowing the wetsuit to flush normally by wearing a drysuit. The bacteria festers in its ideal breeding grounds.
3. Rinsing your wetsuit after use and drying it well will help.
4. Soaking it in a 5 gal bucket of cold water with a table spoon of bleach will kill the bacteria.
5. Maintain your wetsuit rinsed and flushed well as well as sun dried inside and out.

I have 10 year old suits that don't stink much. You just need to maintain them.


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 Post subject: Re: Washing a Wetsuit
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:48 am 
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The bacteria festers in its ideal breeding grounds.

Yuck! I will definitely try the bleach thing. Thanks for the tips!

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