Best and safer alternative to talc for Silicone drysuit seals?

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BORG

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Hi guys,
I just got my new Seaskin Nova drysuit in. Great looking and fitting suit. French talc came with the suit. I used to use talc for my old Pinnacle EVO 2 suit, that had latex seals. I've been doing some research and found that talc can contain asbestos. I don't want to get anywhere near that since I'm a cancer survivor.

This is the first suit I've had that uses silicone seals. What would be a good alternative for talc that would be safer for me and safe for the silicone seals to help me get in and out of suit easier?


Thanks for any info.
 

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I don’t use a thing on my seals, latex and silicone. Talc is a PITA.

My latex seals are always treated with UV Tech after being washed after the dive. Silicone seals just get washed and dried.
 

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You can use talc in a bag and just rub it on the seal, it doesn’t take much and if you don’t shake it it won’t become airborne, an alternative is a liquid lube like people use to help slide a non-lined wetsuit on, like hair diluted conditioner.
 

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What would be a good alternative for talc that would be safer for me and safe for the silicone seals to help me get in and out of suit easier?

Corn starch.

-Z
 

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Suit Snot - Hair conditioner diluted 50/50 with water. Corn starch is also good if you want something dry. I use a small pump spray bottle. If you put it on your wrists prior to removing the suit the seals slide right off with no stressing of them.
 

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Water based lube, the adult kind.

Ha ha, I was also going to suggest Durex lube as that is what me and my buddy use .... be prepared to get comments if you don't remove the label.
 

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I use wetsuit shampoo in a spray bottle.
 

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