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    Kink in mask skirt

    I think I already know the answer to this...

    Iíve managed to get a slight kink in the skirt of my mask, making it prone to allowing a little trickle of water in now and again...

    Anyone know of any tricks to flatten it back out?

    Tia

    Nick

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    A bath of warm water?
    "...are we human, or are we diver?"

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    You are looking to soften the plastic again so as Noggin suggests I would try hot water (not boiling but hot to the hand). Leave it in the water for a few minutes to allow the heat to fully soften it.

    Give it a try and up the temperature bit by bit if it doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wardy_uk View Post
    I think I already know the answer to this...

    I’ve managed to get a slight kink in the skirt of my mask, making it prone to allowing a little trickle of water in now and again...

    Anyone know of any tricks to flatten it back out?

    Tia

    Nick
    Bin it and buy a new one

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    Put it in the dishwasher on normal wash with a standard tablet. Fill the kitchen sink full of cold water.

    Need to be VERY careful at this stage and gauge the heat, but once the dishwasher is done, take out the mask
    and whack it on your face making sure it's in the right position and then immediately dunk your head in the
    water. Leave head face doen for as long as you can hold a breath, then take a breath and stick it back in again.

    It's not 100% guaranteed to work, but i've done this with a handful of masks and with a couple of exceptions the
    fit has improved and you end up with a cleaner mask as well

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    Hot glass next to your eyes going straight into cold water. What could possibly go wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tel View Post
    Put it in the dishwasher on normal wash with a standard tablet. Fill the kitchen sink full of cold water.

    Need to be VERY careful at this stage and gauge the heat, but once the dishwasher is done, take out the mask
    and whack it on your face making sure it's in the right position and then immediately dunk your head in the
    water. Leave head face doen for as long as you can hold a breath, then take a breath and stick it back in again.

    It's not 100% guaranteed to work, but i've done this with a handful of masks and with a couple of exceptions the
    fit has improved and you end up with a cleaner mask as well
    What if you don’t have a dishwasher?
    Last edited by The doctor; 15-09-2019 at 10:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The doctor View Post
    What if you donít have a dishwasher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeF View Post
    Hot glass next to your eyes going straight into cold water. What could possibly go wrong?
    A normal wash is 60 degrees. not boiing and it's tempered glass. I also said be VERY careful to guage the heat.

    However, if anybody is worried just put it on a quick-wash, that's about 35 degrees

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    Most mask seals are silicone nowadays. Does that respond to heat the same way as plastic?

    I must admit that when I first read this post I wondered how a permenant crease got in it in the first place and wondered if heat would ease it out.

    Have to be honest though, I'd probably go for a new mask.

    Sent from my CLT-L29 using Tapatalk


 
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