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Removing dried salt

Discussion in 'Tips and Techniques' started by Divezilla, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. jbilicska

    jbilicska Barracuda

    I soaked my housing in a little dawn and water overnight then applied a little silicone to all the push buttons.
    Will the salt x remove that green crust that's still there ?
  2. Keith_Godin

    Keith_Godin Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Calgary, AB
    Thanks guys :) I will find that stuff
  3. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

    I would not use Dawn to soak a housing as it could remove the lubricants from the glands. As well, soap, by it's nature, is a wetting agent and this makes it much easier for water to enter the and pass the seals/glands.

    Vinegar is acidic and can damage (rubber) seals as well.

    Distilled water is your friend. It will remove most salt even from crevices given time. A long soak in clean water is appropriate.

  4. DavidFL

    DavidFL Wide-eyed nube in the Pub ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Orlando, FL
    Anyone have any experience with Salt-X on Ikelite camera housings? I get salt buildup on some of the metal on some of the controls, even with a lot of rinsing and soaking in fresh water after saltwater dives.....

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