Originally Posted by MI3GTO
Let me explain a bit more...
I have a Gortex Musto HPX suit that has the wrist seals "melted" or in the middle of melting. They where like that when I got it (fleabay). The only way to describe the seals is as if they where burnt or stuck into a pool of solvent and are still soft and transferring the sticky goo onto parts of the suit, real messy.
I can pick off most of the black goo but it leaves a mark behind so I will be attempting to try heat and solvent like toluene or maybe acetone?? but need to try small area so not to hurt base material. I will need to re proof when done no doubt.
The general suit needs a good clean but as per Musto instruction I will was in the machine and use a non detergent soap. Thanks for the pointers.
Any suggestions as to removing the goo from the suit would be gratefully received.
Latex seals have a limited life, this has always been the case. Any contact with oils, greases, solvents etc will cause them to revert back to their natural liquid state. ALWAYS dry them off, powder them with unscented talc & store in a cool dark place out of sunlight & away from any solvents, greases etc. Any dive shop will be able to get them changed for you.
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