Submitted by yeti on Tue, 08/31/2010 - 09:11
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 !
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.
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?
Ocean and Earth repair kit. Don't bother ironing on. Go straight to the glue. Even a handless bastard like me can do it!
Ah thanks BB!
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.
Forget the dental floss; it's far too thick. Just buy some strong polyester thread.
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.
Perfect, thanks for that Mark!