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Old     (cowwboy)      Join Date: Jul 2008       02-26-2009, 1:00 PM Reply   
I just got dry suit thats a year old. It looks like it's never been used. I was wondering what conditioners and protectants I should put on it during storage and after use.
Also what do most people do for keeping your hands, feet, and head, warm?
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-26-2009, 2:20 PM Reply   
Buy a hood, gloves to keep your head,hands warm.

Something like this for the seals to condition and protect. 3
Old     (ferral)      Join Date: Sep 2007       02-26-2009, 9:32 PM Reply   
I sometimes hear about people getting seals replaced when they break. Where do you get that done?
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-26-2009, 11:00 PM Reply   
os systems will do it or contact the maker/brand company and ask where to get usually takes a month or more.
Old     (t0nyv831)      Join Date: Jun 2008       02-26-2009, 11:02 PM Reply   
Lou, I had O'neill replace my ankle/wrist seals on my Boost dry suit. They have a shop in SoCal, Chula Vista to be exact. It was $25/seal. I'm not sure they do any other suits besides O'neill though. I could be wrong. Check out their website for specifics.
Old     (wakerider42)      Join Date: May 2002       02-27-2009, 9:55 AM Reply   
Glad this was posted. I bought a barely used Boost for my wife and one wrist seal split the very first trip out! That sucked! Until then, I didn't even realize that there was special care for the seals, and I'm sure the previous owner didn't either. I'll have to send it in to O'Neill.

I'm assuming I should just get all of the seals replaced - if 1 was toast I'm sure they're all on the way out and I don't want to have to send it in over and over. I'll just start over I guess and condition the seals to keep them nice.
Old     (wakerider42)      Join Date: May 2002       02-27-2009, 9:57 AM Reply   
Man, the shipping on that website is $8.15, the product itself is only $3.95. I wonder if like a Sports Chalet or something would carry this type of thing.

EDIT: For price.

(Message edited by wakerider42 on February 27, 2009)
Old     (wakerider42)      Join Date: May 2002       02-27-2009, 10:00 AM Reply   
Sorry for the triple posting...found the same stuff as on that website at Temecula Scuba Center for $4.95. Sounds like any dive shop should have it.

It's on my list of errands to run after work today!

Old     (texastbird)      Join Date: May 2003       02-27-2009, 10:27 AM Reply   
You can buy the seals and replace them yourself. It's cheaper and faster, and not too hard to do a good job of it.
Old     (redv215)      Join Date: Mar 2005       02-27-2009, 1:30 PM Reply   
You can go to any scuba dive shop for that stuff and they will do repairs too I'm sure.
Old     (maxwake)      Join Date: Dec 2008       02-27-2009, 7:25 PM Reply   
I got socks and gloves from this ebay store.
They have great products, great customer services, and great prices. I've ridden 6 days this year and they kept my hands and feet warm. I wear a helmet and face mask and that keeps my head warm.
Old     (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       02-27-2009, 9:01 PM Reply   
I have a Bare and didn't take care of it too well and had to replace all of the neck, wrist, and ankle seals after two years. It wasn't cheap but since then, I have let it dry, then put dry silicone spray on the rubber and stored it in a trashbag where I try to get as much air out as possible then tie a knot after use, and it's still usable after 3-4 seasons after the replacement.
Old     (kimmy)      Join Date: Aug 2001       03-08-2009, 10:09 PM Reply   
Not sure about the seals, but my drysuit care instructions advise to store the suit with the zipper open. Also after every 3 times of use, make sure to put wax on the zipper. You can buy wax at a dive shop.
Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       03-09-2009, 9:59 AM Reply   
BareFoot International sells seal conditioner (silicone) & zipper wax.... get & use it...

other then that hose it off & out after each use.


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