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    Drying a wetsuit, getting rid of mold

    I've bought both my 3/2 Bodyglove wetsuit and my 5/4 Oneill around 5 years ago, and also have a 1.5 mil. long sleeve shirt.
    On both my 5/4 and 1.5 mil shirt, I've come across mold. I've also found mold in my booties.

    1) I've read that bleaching them is a definite possibility; however, I was wondering if there is any other way I can get rid of the mold.

    2) How should someone normally dry their wetsuit so that it won't get moldy.
    - I've read that applying head like placing it in the dryer is an absolute no no.

    3) Since they're already 5 years old, maybe I should just get new wetsuits?

    Let me know what you guys think,
    Appreciate any help, and Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there!

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    I would start here:

    Then after that wash with a cap full of baby shampoo.

    Biggest worry I would have is the hood. Too close for comfort.

    New suits would be best, but $$$. But I would at least try to save them.

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    For prevention, dry the st in a closed room with a dehumidifier in it . That works well for me. Or amspace heater which createsnwarm super dry air. Store it in a low humidity room.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    At my Jetty
    Sounds to me like your not washing them very well, wash them well and as gfootr said use baby shampoo, after that hang them outside if its a warm day, out of the sun turned inside out, this may take a day or two, but make sure they are completely dry before storing them, I hang mine on a thick hanger in a cool closet for the summer. Hope this helped you out.

  5. #5
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    Mar 2012
    Central FL
    I would PM Pattington Jetty Bear if I were you.... I hear he's the resident wetsuit expert and he really takes this stuff seriously.

  6. #6
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    Aug 2010
    I would just bit the bullet and spray some bleach /water mixture on it- let it sit for five min and rinse it off quick. Bleach bro bleach... You can also use the bathroom mold and mildew spray- it's gots bleach in it- I have used it before

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    Aug 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by barrel1808 View Post
    I've read that applying head
    Dude, rinsing out a wetsuit should never be that kinky. You sure that's mold you're dealing with?

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