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    Quote Originally Posted by FW View Post
    Most likely. Some hydro shops don't even dry the tanks out. If you send tanks for hydro through a shop, they know to dry them, and usually add the VIP on the cost of the hydro.
    I may be remembering wrong then. I thought it was a requirement though, to ensure there's no big ding that nullifies hydro.



    Not drying them is just laziness. You can't beat Dave. He not only dries them, but every steel tank gets a rust inhibitor splash. Not gonna find that at a fire extinguisher place.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rddvet View Post
    I may be remembering wrong then. I thought it was a requirement though, to ensure there's no big ding that nullifies hydro.

    Not drying them is just laziness. You can't beat Dave. He not only dries them, but every steel tank gets a rust inhibitor splash. Not gonna find that at a fire extinguisher place.
    Yes that is the problem, a lot of scuba hydros get done at fire extinguisher shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rddvet View Post
    He not only dries them, but every steel tank gets a rust inhibitor splash.
    Does that splash of rust inhibitor leave a light orange coloration? One of the local tech shops has been talking me up on using this process from the hydro facility they use. And is it O2 compatible?

    I have several PST tanks so I just whip them after a hydro and live with a few rust freckles. I'd like to forget about PST freckles but feel a bit uptight about breathing this inhibitor coating.

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