Are You & Your Gear Ready For Summer?
the arrival of warm weather we are all anxious to get out and enjoy the sun. For those of
us who have paddled over the winter, cold weather wear items will be stored until needed
again. The warm weather clothing and gear will make it's welcome début.
Are you really ready to store that
us rinse or wash our wetsuits upon returning from a paddle outing. That suit may not be as
clean as we think, and not really ready to store! If you have worked on your strokes or
roll over the winter in a nice heated pool, chlorine residue might be lurking in the
background. Certain neoprene suits are very susceptible to chlorine damage. While headed
for premature aging from the chlorine, your gear could be under assault by bacteria that
announce their multiplied presence with that wonderful odor!
Some helpful cleaning products to
AquaSeal Wetsuit & Drysuit Shampoo...a cleaner and
conditioner, contains a chlorine remover. Good for cleaning wetsuits, drysuits, boots,
gloves, lycra articles. Add 1/2 ounce per gallon of water, wash by hand with a kneading
motion and rinse thoroughly. Biodegradable.
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AquaSeal Mirazyme...an odor eliminator for
wetsuits, drysuits and sports gear. Penetrates into the pores of fabrics, rubber and hard
surfaces to eliminate odor naturally. A blend of 10 microbial elements/enzymes attack and
destroy odor causing bacteria. Add 1/2 ounce to as much as 20 gallons of water, dip the
item, ensuring saturation inside and out. Dipping and then turning the item inside out and
re-dipping works very well. hang to let air dry. Do Not Rinse! Water and carbon dioxide
are the by-products, and the residue solution may be poured safely into lakes or rivers.
This is a great product to take on multi day trips to keep that gear odor from over
powering the scents of the surrounding country-side!
Sno-Seal Sport Wash...totally free of dyes, fragrances, phosphates, oxidizers, color,
fluorescent whiteners, enzymes, fillers. Add one ounce per washing machine load. Great for
cleaning all polypro underwear, all wicking, breathing and insulating fabrics. A great
product to clean and restore the breathing and water proof properties of your paddling
jackets and pants. Rinses scent free, leaving no odor to alert wildlife of your presence.
Made from biodegradable and renewable straight chain vegetable source surfactants.
Hey! Don't forget to protect that
UV Tech & 303 Protectant... Probably the most damaging item that will hit you boat is ultra
violet radiation. Discoloration, fading, embrittlement, cracking, chalking, and/or loss of
mechanical properties are all signs of UV damage. Think of it as permanent sunburn to your
beloved kayak! Ouch!! A good ultra violet stabilizer will absorb damaging energy into
itself, sparing the protected item. Sort of a SPF 40 for your boat. Since the stabilizers
are sacrificial, the must be periodically replenished. It is a good idea to give your boat
a treatment at least twice a year. Learn more about UV protection at www.303-products.com Your boat
and gear will look better and last longer!
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