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Old    Forrest (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       12-19-2008, 10:43 AM Reply   
a friend of mine bought a wetsuit off e-bay. when it arrived it had mothballs in the box.

anybody ever heard of this? does it do anything to the neoprene other then make it stink?
Old    justin (wake2wake_66)      Join Date: Nov 2008       12-19-2008, 11:15 AM Reply   
I just ordered a new suit, and if mine comes with moth balls in it I will probably throw up. I hate that smell.
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       12-19-2008, 11:39 AM Reply   
You should take the suit out and send the mothballs back
Old    Ronix One (ronix_one)      Join Date: Mar 2007       12-19-2008, 3:41 PM Reply   
Reason #237 to support your local Pro Shop. We don't package ours with mothballs!
Old    Lizrd (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       12-19-2008, 5:33 PM Reply   
Does anyone else envision teeny tiny moth testicles when they hear "moth balls"?
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       12-19-2008, 5:49 PM Reply   
Hey Lizrd, I'm right there with you. When I hear people say they don't like the smell of moth balls, I think how do they get their head between those tiny legs.
Old    Phantom (phantom5815)      Join Date: Jul 2002       12-19-2008, 9:05 PM Reply   
That or how could they be so cruel grabbing them by those fragile little wings.
Old    Forrest (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       12-22-2008, 10:00 AM Reply   
Ronix - Agreed.... but some friends will never learn.....

So nobody knows if that will hurt the neoprene or anything?
Old    PAUL (pnichols)      Join Date: Jan 2007       12-22-2008, 10:20 AM Reply   
I doubt it. On a side note I do put mothballs, and fabric softener sheets all over the inside of my boat. I read somewhere that mice and other critters cant stand the smell, and will move on instead of nesting in my boat all winter. Not sure if it's true...so far so good.

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