How to Repair Faded Silicone in Dive Masks

How to Repair Faded Silicone in Dive Masks
The silicone lining of your dive mask is the key to the seal that keeps the water out. And when the silicone fades, it can lead to leaks that decrease your visibility. To keep the silicone in your dive mask around for as long as possible, be sure to properly clean and store it in its box after use. However, with extended wear the silicone will eventually fade to some degree. But with proper lubrication it will spring back to life.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Toothbrush Towel Spray silicone Soap Water
  • Toothbrush
  • Towel
  • Spray silicone
  • Soap
  • Water
 
Step 1
Use a toothbrush dipped in water and a few drops of mild soap to scrub and (or a mask cleaner) thoroughly clean the silicone of your diving mask. Then rinse it clean with warm water and dry it thoroughly with a lint-free towel.
Step 2
Lay the dive mask on a towel. Spray all parts of the silicone with a liberal layer of spray silicone.
Step 3
Use a clean, lint-free towel to wipe any excess silicone off the lenses.
Step 4
Rub the silicone with your fingers to make sure that all parts of the silicone are now properly lubricated. Re-spray if necessary.
Step 5
Use a towel to wipe any excess silicone spray off of the silicone.
 

Article Written By Meg Butler

Based in Houston, Texas, Meg Butler is a professional farmer, house flipper and landscaper. When not busy learning about homes and appliances she's sharing that knowledge. Butler began blogging, editing and writing in 2000. Her work has appered in the "Houston Press" and several other publications. She has an A.A. in journalism and a B.A. in history from New York University.

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