How do you clean your wet suit?

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asked Jan 11, 2018 in Scuba Diving by revgramza (1,095 points)
Do you use anything (besides fresh water) to clean your wet suit between multiple days of diving?  How do you clean you wet suit for storage?

7 Answers

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answered Jan 11, 2018 by dnadavis (545 points)
In between uses I rinse it in clean water and a little soap that has lemon or citrus added to it.  Can also use pine sol (small cap full).  Then to clean before packing away, I soak it in the bathtub in warm water and pine sol for a few hours rinsing it and ringing it to work the bad smells out.  Then hang it to dry VERY well (usually 3 days).  If you can, you can also just hang it in your closet once dry and not try to seal it up which keeps any smell and moisture in.
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answered Jan 12, 2018 by Cvet (3,369 points)
We have had good luck with taking care of our dive equipment with Simple Green. I found out this was what the Coast Guard was using and we are very happy. When on travel we use sink the stink. Their small and easy to carry.
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answered Jan 11, 2018 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
I soak it and then I rinse and use sink the stink, it works great to keep the smell down.
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answered Jan 11, 2018 by Knewsom (650 points)
I always rinse it then soak it in Sink the Stink, which has some kind of dark magic to keep it from becoming grossly aromatic.
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answered Jan 28, 2018 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
We have used sink the stink for years for wetsuits, wade fishing boots and anything neoprene.
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answered Mar 8, 2018 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I use a small amount of Dawn (blue) dishwashing liquid. Then rinse in clear water and hang to dry in the shade.
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answered Jun 8, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
Wash after every dive and use Stink Out every few days.
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