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#46
Washing a wetsuit
ChadS - 6/07/2018 1:43 AM
Category: Equipment
Replies: 5

Just bought my first wetsuit, any advice on how to dry it after use? Also, what is the best way to wash the wetsuit and how often do you wash?
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LatitudeAdjustment - 6/07/2018 6:58 AM
The LDS had one someone threw in the wash, it not only destroyed the suit it damaged the machines agitator drive :(

Hand was only! Simple Green works but I’m sure the LDS will sell you something else. Hang in shade, the sun will damage it. Store flat, not under your gear.
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Smithsgold - 6/07/2018 12:15 PM
I use Sink the Stink let soak then air dry. Works great for me !!!
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ChadS - 6/08/2018 12:12 AM
Thanks for the information. I did find some instructions on how to wash in a washing machine as well here:
aquazealots.com/how-to-wash-a-wetsuit-in-a-washing-machine/
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DJJR15 - 6/21/2018 3:11 PM
I recommend wash in the tub and I made a rack of PVC to hang wet suit, BCD and rest of the gear. I live alone and have to bathrooms, so I can get away with it. But this way you can soak and wash them hang it up to drip and dry away from the sun and safe in the house. I do buy the detergent from the shops to make it last longer.