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#21 pmooney

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:58 AM

Hot water and a little shampoo do the trick for me. Just take it in the shower with you!

 

Personally, I don't want my housing covered in oil.

 

Hey Howard ,

 

I know your in love with the system but I'm concerned your starting to sound like my 15 year old son !



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:06 AM

This thread has reached the point where it could go horribly wrong so easily.  :D



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:06 PM

Though not mentioned in the 'industry' list above, I'm gonna give it a go anyway ... ;o)
 

No matter how stained it may be, a good rub with plain and simple 'Ballistol' oil restores the deep pitch black color on black anodised aluminium.

Ballistol is often referred to as weapon oil, though there are over a 1000 uses according to the Ballistol website (one of them is even the treatment of pet fur).

Every stained Hugyfot housing that is serviced gets this 'Ballistol' treatment and leaves the factory looking brand new.

 

http://www.ballistoluk.co.uk/

 

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pascal, thks i will give it a try. well in a manner of speaking if we shoot from the casing...it is a kind of weapon ? oh boy, am i reaching



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:29 AM

The other cure is to keep on taking it diving...


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:52 AM

I'll be the boring guy and suggest the oceans are already polluted enough that even the minuscule addition of whatever chemical isn't needed.  First of all, if you dive multiple dives, any oil coating will be off by the 2nd dive. Salt and lime scale can be removed by soaking or wiping in white vinegar and lemon/lime solution. 
For me, if my housing doesn't have any signs of usage, then it's not mine! :)

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:10 AM

I'll be the boring guy and suggest the oceans are already polluted enough that even the minuscule addition of whatever chemical isn't needed.  First of all, if you dive multiple dives, any oil coating will be off by the 2nd dive. Salt and lime scale can be removed by soaking or wiping in white vinegar and lemon/lime solution. 
For me, if my housing doesn't have any signs of usage, then it's not mine! :)

Are you rowing out to the dive site in your boat made from coconut wood, wearing a wetsuit made from woven reeds? Not me. I admit to being a big polluter. On my trip before last, someone even complained about me pissing in the sea. :)


Edited by John Bantin, 07 June 2013 - 05:13 AM.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:37 AM

Pissing in the ocean is acceptable since urine is biodegradable.  But not so sure that synthetic oils are acceptable or biodegradable.  

One only needs to visit a few coves around Cancun to see the film of suntan oils in the water to be reminded of how oils pollute.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:31 AM

Are you rowing out to the dive site in your boat made from coconut wood, wearing a wetsuit made from woven reeds? Not me. I admit to being a big polluter. On my trip before last, someone even complained about me pissing in the sea. :)

 

this is totally OT but I gotta agree with JB on this, the only way we are gonna leave no footprints is to NOT go there...no sunscreen even? oil from the boats that we use ? it s all over the dive site bro...

 

ok coming back to your point about leaving the stains on your casing, hey I say..go for it !


Edited by decimal86, 09 June 2013 - 05:32 AM.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:30 AM

I would dare to write that I would assume that the added oil from a housing polish is neglectable.

Even by comparing the amount of Sun lotion to the Housing polishing on an average dive boat.

I could not imagine that anyone would do it between dives! More likely between trips.

 

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:40 AM

Tap water in many tropical locations is brackish and leaves salt deposits on the housing.  After three weeks in Cozumel, my housing is coated with a white film.  As long as the housing works as advertised, I don't care what it looks like.  I would be very cautious with any liquid or spray that might degrade button o-rings; semisolid car polish might be the best approach for those of you who care about how new their equipment looks.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:07 PM

Are you rowing out to the dive site in your boat made from coconut wood, wearing a wetsuit made from woven reeds? Not me. I admit to being a big polluter. On my trip before last, someone even complained about me pissing in the sea. :)

Well maybe that someone was wondering why you need to expose yourself on deck instead of using the head, which (depending on location) is treated/blended etc. :)  

 

 

this is totally OT but I gotta agree with JB on this, the only way we are gonna leave no footprints is to NOT go there...no sunscreen even? oil from the boats that we use ? it s all over the dive site bro...

 

ok coming back to your point about leaving the stains on your casing, hey I say..go for it !

Doesn't it make more sense to reduce pollution whenever possible? What's wrong with using biodegradable sunblock, or to stay on topic, using vinegar to clean the housing at the end of the trip?  If the argument since there is no way to completely remove pollution, let's just keep on polluting without worrying about it, then we would not have 4 stroke, much lower polluting engines which replaced the 2 stroke pollution. Etc etc.
Anyhow, ascetic (white vinegar) or citric acid(lime/lemon juice)  should remove all the water marks, and you don't need to do it too often.  If you must have a new looking housing after every dive, then wipe down your housing with such a solution after every dive and keep it out of the sun by covering it.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:37 PM

Well maybe that someone was wondering why you need to expose yourself on deck instead of using the head, which (depending on location) is treated/blended etc. :)

 

Doesn't it make more sense to reduce pollution whenever possible? What's wrong with using biodegradable sunblock, or to stay on topic, using vinegar to clean the housing at the end of the trip?  If the argument since there is no way to completely remove pollution, let's just keep on polluting without worrying about it, then we would not have 4 stroke, much lower polluting engines which replaced the 2 stroke pollution. Etc etc.
Anyhow, ascetic (white vinegar) or citric acid(lime/lemon juice)  should remove all the water marks, and you don't need to do it too often.  If you must have a new looking housing after every dive, then wipe down your housing with such a solution after every dive and keep it out of the sun by covering it.

 

nope, i am not going to waste my time on you and discussing this zero or minimal pollution. i have got good info from the folks here



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:54 AM

Anyhow, ascetic (white vinegar) or ...

 

Ascetic = "practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal and especially spiritual discipline."  Will that work?

 

FWIW, vinegar (white or otherwise) is an aqueous solution containing about 10% acetic acid (CH3COOH) and biodegradable.

 

I'm a retired chemistry professor who just couldn't resist! 


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:45 PM

How does Vinegar or other acetic acid solutions affect O-rings?


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:38 PM

 
Ascetic = "practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal and especially spiritual discipline."  Will that work?

 
Damn predictive autospell on the tablet! And probably subliminally true to the topic!LOL 

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:43 PM

How does Vinegar or other acetic acid solutions affect O-rings?

 

Dilute acetic acid solutions like vinegar will not react with O-rings.  Furthermore, acetic acid is infinitely soluble in water and can re easily rinsed off.  For those of you who have recommended olive oil, add some vinegar and your rig will smell like Italian salad dressing, too.  :)


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