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decimal86

Member Since 15 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 10 2013 04:38 PM
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In Topic: care of the external surface of my (Nauticam) NA-EM5

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


In Topic: care of the external surface of my (Nauticam) NA-EM5

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 !


In Topic: care of the external surface of my (Nauticam) NA-EM5

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/

 

Regards,

Pascal

 

 

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


In Topic: care of the external surface of my (Nauticam) NA-EM5

03 June 2013 - 05:18 PM

I appreciate the replies folks, will try the oil treatment, was going to use the car wax but I guess I don't need water to roll off the casing right? just the dome? hahahaaa


In Topic: Manta Rays of Nusa Penida

02 June 2013 - 02:20 AM

thks for the vid..shame about the garbage though, potentially fatal to the Mantas?

 

I dived in Ambon once and in comparison, this is pristine waters!! I see the village folks automatically sweep the roads and dump their garbage into the sea.