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Member Since 29 Aug 2013
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In Topic: Housing care - post rinse

02 May 2014 - 03:05 AM

I want to take the time to say thank you for everyone's responses (I know this is quite some time later) - I have taken everyone's advise in housing maintenance and it has been going pretty well for me so far!


Dpaustex, I have more or less adopted your way of post-dive washing and disassembling/reassembling minus the turkey baster part for the buttons. I kinda just work the buttons while its in the bath every so often during the hour or so that its sitting there.


Maybe a silly question, I am not sure if I am being majorly paranoid about leaks or not, but every time I am getting the housing ready for a dive, I put all main o-rings under a light and gently pick off even the smallest pieces of lint... I remove pretty much all of them but the task is really tedious. Do you think leaving some of these could result in a leak?


Thanks for your help, as always :)

In Topic: Dome Port Cleaning

01 May 2014 - 09:52 PM

Sorry for the revival of this topic - I have a slightly bigger cleaning problem than just dust and spots... I'm relatively new to UW photography so taking care of my equipment (aside from the o-rings) is a little new to me.


Somehow, a mosquito decided to go into my Ikelite 8" glass dome port and die there. It also managed to leave a lovely 5cm long streak as well (don't ask me how) but its RIGHT on the very edge of the port right where the lip dips down - I can't reach it with my hand. No, it doesn't interfere with my photos but it's kinda nasty lol


Do you think it's a problem to soak the inside of the dome in water? Or some kind of solution to loosen up the nastiness? I'll at some point also try and concoct some kind of tool with a bend in it to wipe it, but any tips on this would be helpful.


Thanks folks :)

In Topic: Any ideas on flooding insurance for a non-US resident/non-homeowner??

08 January 2014 - 11:56 AM

I don't think that works with ikelite housings. Also, would be nice to insure strobes too.

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In Topic: Are buoyancy arms generally needed with a setup?

22 November 2013 - 06:47 PM

Thanks for your responses everyone, I really appreciate the feedback! 


So it's clear from your comments that extra buoyancy is a must with this Ike setup. I got 2 sets of arms by Ikelite - its obvious that these aren't a favorite amongst you guys, but I am on a budget and they were a good deal so I'm stuck with them for now. What kind of buoyancy options are available for Ikelite arms? I've looked on website like backscatter and blue water photography but I can't seem to get a clear explanation as to what would work with these arms... the Stix looks like the most efficient and practical solution but do they work with Ikelite??

In Topic: Housing care - post rinse

15 November 2013 - 07:13 PM

Sorry for the revival but, just a related question....


Do any of you REMOVE the o-rings from the housing after rinse and only put them back when you're ready to use it again? Or do you leave them on the housing?