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Oil's/ointments/whatever for straps

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by lord1234, May 19, 2005.

  1. lord1234

    lord1234 Manta Ray

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    Does anyone have any suggestions for an oil/ointment/something to put on fin straps to prevent them from cracking? Also, any suggestions for an oil for masks to keep them in good condition?

    --Lord1234
     
  2. SubMariner

    SubMariner C'est Moi ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have to admit I've never been plagued by "cracking straps" on my fins. The only thing I've ever used has been some silicon spray in the foot pockets to ease getting in & out of the fins. Nothing on the straps.

    Are your straps actually cracking, or are you looking to avert what you see as a possible problem?

    Meanwhile, I would advise against putting ANYTHING on your mask; it will simply wind up on the lenses & muck them up.

    If strap breakage is a problem on your mask, you may want to consider something like a "slap strap" or other non-silicon strap.

    Pax,
     
  3. BIGSAGE136

    BIGSAGE136 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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    Great idea as far as preventative maitenance is concerned at first blush, but I wouldnt put any oils, or creams on the equipment. Just lots of fresh water and store it in a cool dry place. If you do your next boat ride is going to be very interesting. :burnout:

    The oil will prevent good footing as you kit up. Silicone spray applied carefully and allowed to dry has some good applications, but, be very careful. That stuf has caused some comical but potentially very serious mishaps.
     

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