Sudden Flooding of Ultima Dry Glove

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davehicks

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I've had my Ultima rings for a bit over 200 dives now.
I've lubricated the o rings TWICE in that time, once when they were brand new and once again some 50 dives ago.
I have never "cleaned" them either, apart from when I lubricated them.

The only leak I've had in that time was from a punctured thumb in my glove.

I have never heard of a need to grease them every dive day from any of my buddies who use them either.

Good for you. If only we were all so lucky.

I dive in silty green water and **** gets gritty. The process i describe works for me and my conditions. If i don't follow it then i get wet.
 

Don Wallar

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Thanks everyone for all the great input. Flashlight test a great idea.

Cheers, Don.
 

Tracy

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Grease is not a friend to exposed O-rings. I hit mine with a bar of soap every 10 dives or so. The grease attracts dirt and contaminants causing small leaks and they can dislodge easier.
I have been diving the Ultimas for several years without failure.
 
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