A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Clean A Wetsuit

Publié par hamza lion samedi 13 juin 2015

By Ericka Marsh


Your wetsuit is an important part of your surfing or diving engagements. Ocean water could be icy even though it could be the hot part of the year. As such, a good wetsuit helps to keep you warm as you have fun with your underwater endeavours. To keep odours and bacteria away from your diving wear, rinsing the outer and inner layers with fresh water after each session works well. However, you need to use the recommended routine of how to clean a wetsuit to keep it in its optimum condition.

Our underwater suit is made from a fabric called neoprene. Such a material comes with certain products required to keep it clean and maintain its ideal conditions. We need to use a special shampoo to wash our neoprene suit, which is available in surf and diving shops. Zipper lubricant and wide hangers are other components we shall need to maintain and clean particular suit.

We should start the process using lukewarm water to fill a bathtub. To this, we ought to add the requisite neoprene wetsuit cleaning shampoo. Half an ounce of this kind of shampoo is commonly recommended for each gallon of intrepid water. We must however remember to scrutinize the instructions appearing on the labeling of the shampoo bottle to identify the right mix.

Next, we should give the particular suit a swish around in the bathtub of shampooed water. This will remove sand and debris. We have to ensure that water gets well into the inner sections of our suit. After this comes a thorough rinsing with fresh trepid water. We ought to rinse the inside of this suit as well. The shower jet is the preferable mode of rinsing for the best effectiveness.

Once you are through with rinsing, you then proceed to hung out the wet suit from your shower rod. Use one of the wide hangers for this. Hanging enables dripping off getting rid of most of the moisture. You should then hung the suit away from humidity and wetness in your bathroom, completing the drying off process. Make sure that as the suit dries up, you keep it away from sunlight. The reason is that direct sunlight on the suit causes wearing out prematurely.

The last stage involves opening up your suits zipper and squeezing zipper lubricant onto both its sides. You should concentrate on outer teeth of your suit. Close and then open your zipper a number of times, which ensures the oil gets into every bit of this zipper. Should you use your suit regularly, the recommendation is washing it at least two times per month.

Under no circumstance should you wash your wetsuit in a washing machine. Washing machines cause severe damages to wetsuits. You can apply deodorant to disinfect as well as keep at bay bad odours from your suit. Remember never to fold the suit but rather to hang it when you are not using it. Folding leads to creases. Creases lead to cracks and cracks lead to tearing. Always use a beefy hanger rather than thin wire types of hangers. Thin wire types dig into your suit creating cracks.

The good thing about cleaning wetsuits is that it is not complicated. Using these cleaning and maintenance routines ensures it serves its purpose for a long time.




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A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Clean A Wetsuit

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By Ericka Marsh


Your wetsuit is an important part of your surfing or diving engagements. Ocean water could be icy even though it could be the hot part of the year. As such, a good wetsuit helps to keep you warm as you have fun with your underwater endeavours. To keep odours and bacteria away from your diving wear, rinsing the outer and inner layers with fresh water after each session works well. However, you need to use the recommended routine of how to clean a wetsuit to keep it in its optimum condition.

Our underwater suit is made from a fabric called neoprene. Such a material comes with certain products required to keep it clean and maintain its ideal conditions. We need to use a special shampoo to wash our neoprene suit, which is available in surf and diving shops. Zipper lubricant and wide hangers are other components we shall need to maintain and clean particular suit.

We should start the process using lukewarm water to fill a bathtub. To this, we ought to add the requisite neoprene wetsuit cleaning shampoo. Half an ounce of this kind of shampoo is commonly recommended for each gallon of intrepid water. We must however remember to scrutinize the instructions appearing on the labeling of the shampoo bottle to identify the right mix.

Next, we should give the particular suit a swish around in the bathtub of shampooed water. This will remove sand and debris. We have to ensure that water gets well into the inner sections of our suit. After this comes a thorough rinsing with fresh trepid water. We ought to rinse the inside of this suit as well. The shower jet is the preferable mode of rinsing for the best effectiveness.

Once you are through with rinsing, you then proceed to hung out the wet suit from your shower rod. Use one of the wide hangers for this. Hanging enables dripping off getting rid of most of the moisture. You should then hung the suit away from humidity and wetness in your bathroom, completing the drying off process. Make sure that as the suit dries up, you keep it away from sunlight. The reason is that direct sunlight on the suit causes wearing out prematurely.

The last stage involves opening up your suits zipper and squeezing zipper lubricant onto both its sides. You should concentrate on outer teeth of your suit. Close and then open your zipper a number of times, which ensures the oil gets into every bit of this zipper. Should you use your suit regularly, the recommendation is washing it at least two times per month.

Under no circumstance should you wash your wetsuit in a washing machine. Washing machines cause severe damages to wetsuits. You can apply deodorant to disinfect as well as keep at bay bad odours from your suit. Remember never to fold the suit but rather to hang it when you are not using it. Folding leads to creases. Creases lead to cracks and cracks lead to tearing. Always use a beefy hanger rather than thin wire types of hangers. Thin wire types dig into your suit creating cracks.

The good thing about cleaning wetsuits is that it is not complicated. Using these cleaning and maintenance routines ensures it serves its purpose for a long time.




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