Wetsuit repair

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yeti started the topic in Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 at 9:11am

Hi guys,

I've been wandering on the forum for a while and as I'm looking for advice, I said to myself why not ask and not waste time googling it for hours ;-)

I've got a spare wetsuit which start to suffer a bit (not great quality). The stiches are going off and I've made 2-3 small holes in the rubber. It seems silly to trash it but it is not so useful in that state (it is a 4/3 and with the water coming in doesn't keep me as warm as my 3/2).

The question is: do you know a place where I can bring my wetsuit for repair ? I've seen an add like 1 year ago for a place in Bronte but cannot find it again. Is it worth it ? (Wetsuit value was about 200$)

Thanks for the help !

Cheers

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nope commented Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 at 12:18pm

try contact adhesive glue best stuff ever. find it in the $ shops. use a bit of wettie or somthing with a similar flex and your set! also best stuff for re sticking grips and shoes, just read the instructions propperly! thin film on each surfice let it 99% dry then put the together. very simple.

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Craig commented Monday, 16 Jul 2018 at 3:48pm

Just got a nasty fin chop this afternoon on a near new Rippy Flash Bomb.

Any tips on how to fix/seal this up, adhesive glue? Or a repairer on the Northern Beaches?

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blindboy commented Monday, 16 Jul 2018 at 3:53pm

Ocean and Earth repair kit. Don't bother ironing on. Go straight to the glue. Even a handless bastard like me can do it!

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Craig commented Monday, 16 Jul 2018 at 4:13pm

Ah thanks BB!

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Ash commented Monday, 16 Jul 2018 at 5:10pm

Try stitching up the seams with a needle and dental floss, then seal ends of floss with a drop of super glue on the outside. Cheap,works fine.

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Island Bay commented Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 at 4:10am

Forget the dental floss; it's far too thick. Just buy some strong polyester thread.

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markxxx commented Thursday, 19 Jul 2018 at 12:52pm

Hey Craig, got a fin chop way bigger than that one on my Flashbomb. Aquaseal was recommended to me and did the job no stitching needed. Do a neat job and try to keep it off the flash lining as it dries pretty hard.

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Craig commented Thursday, 19 Jul 2018 at 12:53pm

Perfect, thanks for that Mark!