Can you put a wetsuit in the washing machine?
Washing machines damage neoprene so, if you must, do need to make sure you only use a slow spin cycle and a cool wash.
Don’t put anything else in with the wetsuit that could damage it whilst the machine is spinning.
You will not be able to use standard washing powder as this is too harsh for neoprene.
Can you wash neoprene in the washing machine?
Some information suggests that you can machine wash your neoprene on a delicates setting but we’d avoid the machine altogether just to be safe and hand wash it in water below 40 degrees Celsius. If the neoprene is especially dirty or grimy, you may want to soak it overnight. Step 3: Dry it right.
How do you get the smell out of a wetsuit?
Then recently I came across another easier way of getting rid of the smell. Once every couple weeks, throw your wetsuit in a tub of fresh warm water (not hot) with a couple of caps of dishwashing detergent. Wash it and the detergent will break down the body oils and wash away the bacteria that leads to smelliness.
Can I wash my wetsuit with soap?
But if your wetsuit gets smelly, wash your wetsuit in a tub of fresh, warm water (not hot). Use one of the special wetsuit soaps or a small amount of baby shampoo. Gently wash it by hand. Rinse your wetsuit thoroughly to get all the detergent off, and then dry your wetsuit on a suitable hanger in the fresh air.
Are you supposed to wear anything under a wetsuit?
Most people don’t wear anything under their wetsuits, except if you’re a male diver you can wear either board-shorts or speedos. But if the water is cold either put on a thicker wetsuit or use a thermal lycra or neoprene shorts under your wetsuit. That way you’ll get some extra insulation and will stay warmer.
How do you clean a Mouldy wetsuit?
How to Clean a Wetsuit
- Get a wetsuit cleaner and a tub of cool water; then stir in the cleaner.
- Open all the wetsuit zippers, turn it inside out and submerge it.
- Knead the cleaner into the suit and let it sit for a while.
- Thoroughly rinse it with cool water and hang it up to dry.
How do you clean stinky neoprene?
How To: Clean and Deodorize Neoprene Wetshoes –
How do you wash neoprene dresses?
Simply wash your neoprene item in cool water with mild detergent. Do not scrub, instead if there is a stain you’re trying to get rid off, put some detergent on the area and let it soak for a bit. Avoid drying in direct sunlight, instead dry in shade.
How do you get rid of the smell of neoprene?
Washing Neoprene Gear
Another option to put in the water is GearAid’s ReviveX Odor Eliminator which works to remove bacteria, odors and is biodegradable. I swish them around in the water then let them sit an hour or so, then rinse off any soap residue, then let my gear drip dry for about 1-2 hrs prior to adding heat.