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Old 31 December 2012, 08:14   #1
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drysuit washing ??

Hi folks ,
Probably a silly question but before I do something wrong ...
Can I put a drysuit (Typhoon PS220 ) in the washing macine - at 40 degreees for instance ??

Thanks and HAPPY NEW YEAR !

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Old 31 December 2012, 08:49   #4
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Oh - then I was lucky to ask before doing something stupid
How can I get it clean ?
Issue is when I used it last time I had to take off & put back the lower unit of my Yamaha .
Could not avoid that my dirty greasy fingers left some traces on the great yellow drysuit ..
Fo rnow I used warm water and a soft brush with some soap .
Looks better but Yamaha grease is really sticky ..
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I just dip mine and shake it around the bin a little after every salt water immersion. No chemicals no cleaners, just clean fresh water. I put my dry gloves on and just hold the neck seal shut. Then hang it to dry in the bathtub area. If the inside needs to be washed it is again done with just fresh water and that is rarely done.

You could try as hot of wAter as your hands can stand with dish washing liquid.
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If you need to get rid of the grease try a little Trigene - should do the trick.
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Thanks guys !
After spot cleaning and rinsing it under the shower I put it out for drying .
Tomorrow - or depending on headache may be the day after tomorrow - I will take the rib out
The mitigation floor ( more helm pads .. ) from Ross I installed today and will test it next days .

Best regards from the Cote d` Azur and again

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!
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The more I think about it, if it was important to me, I would use a harsh chemical like Acetone or MEK applied to a rag to wipe the grease off. After all it the same chemical used when building the suit and changing seals.
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Mild soap, warm water, and a medium to soft bristle brush. Lay it out flat, and have at that side, then flip the suit.

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Hi folks ,
Probably a silly question but before I do something wrong ...
Can I put a drysuit (Typhoon PS220 ) in the washing macine - at 40 degreees for instance ??

Thanks and HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Jürgen
I get one of your fellow country men to give me a hose down Kerny as his uses

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Good morning ,
I received now an reply from Typhoon regarding cleaning of their drysuits . The answer was quite surprising - but read yourself :

"We use a cleaning solvent in the production of our products to clean the excess adhesive from around the boots / seals we fit. It also removes most types of oil / grease effectively. Please see attached safety data sheet. Due to the nature of the chemical we are unable to ship.
The solvent flashes away from the material extremely quickly and is highly flammable. Because it ‘flashes off’ the solvent does not damage the fabric. A more persistent solvent could cause delamination. When used it must be used sparingly and only dabbed onto the material."
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