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Yellow everybody

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:18 pm
by AlbakryAzis
Hi,


New guy on the block!


Am in the process of doing my open water certification.


Hope all is well


-bakry-

Re: Yellow everybody

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:24 pm
by Narco
Hello Bakry, welcome and all the best in your OW certification.

Re: Yellow everybody

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:17 pm
by alex
one of the best decision ever made.... you will love it!!! Enjoy !!!!

Re: Yellow everybody

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:56 pm
by mamakpenang
welcome on board, hope u will be a certified diver soon &
remember to equalize......hehe.... B-)

Re: Yellow everybody

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:38 pm
by AlbakryAzis
Thanks. Am currently just chilling out doing my pool sessions till my OW trip in 2 weeks time :D

hey, just a question, I just got my mask. Does the toothpaste pre-treatment work to prevent fogging?


Thanks all

Re: Yellow everybody

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:19 pm
by Narco
To be honest, somehow yes.. haha.. i cant explain chemically. But it just did.

Re: Yellow everybody

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:44 pm
by AlbakryAzis
haha ok, thanks Narco.

Re: Yellow everybody

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:58 am
by mamakpenang
albakryazis,
normally when u purchase a new mask, the instructor would advise to scrub it with white toothpaste to remove a layer of tint film on the glass of the mask, so that it won't fog (if u didnot breath through your nose) & u can see clearer....
some even burn the tint film with lighter, carefull don't burn your mask & your finger hehe....... :D
prevent fogging?
u can use your saliva or your buddy saliva, spit at the mask glass & rub it & u will be ok, or u can buy anti fog as well.....

Re: Yellow everybody

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:11 am
by mamakpenang
bro,
some info on mask care & maintenance from aqualung....
Mask Care and Maintenance
Care Before the Dive:

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[*]During the manufacturing process, a thin film of silicone will develop on the glass lens. This film of silicone will cause rapid fogging that is resistant to conventional anti-fog measures. It is important to remove this film of silicone from the lens prior to your first dive. To remove the film you will need to scrub the lens inside and out with a mild abrasive. A paste toothpaste is ideal but a liquid scrub will also work. Rub the cleanser into the lens with your fingers several times and then rinse clean thoroughly.
[*]Mask fogging is a normal occurrence, even after the film of silicone has been removed. Normal fogging can be easily prevented with after market anti-fog agents or saliva. Rub onto the lens and then rinse. Your dive will now be fog free!
[*]Some after after-market anti-fog agents contain formaldehyde, alcohol, or other substances that may damage the plastic materials used in your mask. If unsure, avoid prolonged exposure of the anti-fog agent with the plastic parts of your mask.
[/list] or u can read the details here....
http://www.aqualung.com/us/content/view/176/

Re: Yellow everybody

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:50 pm
by AlbakryAzis
Hi,


ya. currently, im scrubbing the layer of the glass with toothpaste. almost everynite. lol.
Cant wait to try it out in the pool this friday.


Thanks!


And another question, i hope you guys wont mind me asking this.
but how much is the cheapest reliable rashguard?


tried asking in the WTB thread, but its slow.

Re: Yellow everybody

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:09 pm
by mamakpenang
some people prefer branded one like aqualung, mares or scubapro somewhere around RM 150.00 or cheaper
or u can opt for aropec or ist from scubatexpro.com, somewhere around RM 80.00 to RM 90.00
http://scubatexpro.com/products.php?cat=29
one thing about rashguard, u have to try it out, whether it fit u or not & how comfortable u are wearing it.
ie. scubapro rashguard a little bit hanging at the waist if u are tall hehe.... B-)

Re: Yellow everybody

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:46 am
by AlbakryAzis
Ok. Will do.

Eh. Scubatex prices r cheap.. not branded but definately good enough for me.