Slicking up

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surfydude
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Slicking up

Post by surfydude » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:56 pm

I've seen this ages ago, but has anyone tried slicking up suits with silicone lube (or similar) like this guy? The results look incredibly shiny. Much slicker than unlubricated smoothskin and different from wet nylon suits.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/llbdevu/5627713966/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/llbdevu/s ... 8377009284

I tried a drop of Pjur on my smoothskin gloves and it appears shiny and feels very slippery. It didn't darken the colour much though.

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Re: Slicking up

Post by wetsuited » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:21 am

They certainly look well horny when shined up, and lovely and slippery to feel, I think you would be alright with pjur on your smoothskin wetsuit as it is waterbased and will not destroy the neoprene. I have used this before and have not had any problems. I think if you use any type of silicon oil or mineral based lubes with oil in then this will certainly attack the neoprene rubber.

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Re: Slicking up

Post by surfydude » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:41 pm

Silicone oil without nasty impurities (like Pjur original) is safe on neoprene. After all, they're safe to use on latex condoms. :D One can even find silicone wetsuit sprays at a dive shop. But they can leave an oily mess that is difficult to clean up without soap and water (especially on the fabric lining). Having said that, I'm going to try some water based lubricant that my local dive shop has. It's supposedly safe on the lining too.

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