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10-22-2007, 10:32
What's the best way to clean a dive slate or the plastic dive table/worksheet that comes with the NAUI courses. I'm especially worried about rubbing of the printed on tables while trying to clean off the pencil.

10-22-2007, 10:33
Topside I have had good luck just using a pencil eraser.

10-22-2007, 11:21
Of course you can get a good dive computer and learn good hand signals with your dive buddies. That way you don't have to use the tables or slates but always keep your knowledge fresh in case you have to use them. After 5 years I still carry a slate (still used only in cert dives) and my tables... but haven't used them since I was certified

ScubaToys Larry
10-22-2007, 11:40
Toothpaste... works great!

10-22-2007, 11:51
Soft Scrub liquid

10-22-2007, 12:12
Fine sand will work in a pinch.

10-22-2007, 12:19
Just through it away and get a new on ST has plenty:smiley36: But like Illini I use soft scrub

10-23-2007, 14:04
Mask cleaner, toothpaste, spit, simple green all work well for me.

10-23-2007, 14:14
Toothpaste works for me. Get the paste type, not the gel.

10-23-2007, 14:44
Softscrub or toothpaste work well, and sand will help in a pinch when neither is available.

The BEST way to clean your slate is the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Simply phenomenal. Try it and you'll never want to scrub with the other products again. I'm not sure what it would do to any silk-screened printing, however, so test first. I don't write on pre-printed slates, personally, I use blank ones or wetnotes.

10-23-2007, 21:20
Toothpaste, cheap and easy

10-26-2007, 17:07
Toothpaste... works great!
Good post, mine starting to get the same visibility as I dive here around Dallas, TX. The slate was all white when I bought it. Now, it's like granite.:smiley36: