wetsuit hole..? rubber repair..?

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27/08/2003 at 18:36
I (ahem) borrowed a friend's wetsuit (no names!) and kinda (well I did) hole it with an errant finger nail.. Can you repair the neoprene or what? If so with what?

WildWill    pirate
27/08/2003 at 18:41
Yep - ngo to your local scuba shop or surf shop - they'll sort you out

27/08/2003 at 18:58
Cheers Will...
Will search out such a shop.. but may be difficult in deepest darkest shropshire!!!!
27/08/2003 at 23:07
Hi Stick-Leg
If it's a latex wrist, ankle or neck seal, it's hard to repair - a new seal would be preferable.

If it's the neoprene body, it may be repairable with a patch and neoprene cement depending on where the hole is.

Try this to find a local dive centre in the Midlands:


Scuba Shirl
28/08/2003 at 00:12
Any surf shop will stock wetsuit glue. 'Black Witch' works well; I think 'Aqua seam' is also ok... Use some Duct Tape on the inside of the wetsuit,then fill the hole with glue. If you can stitch the wetsuit first (if the hole on a seam) this will work even better... Don't panic though; this is a fairly common occurence, and it is easily mended.
28/08/2003 at 00:15
Oh, I think that should have read "Aqua Seal"
28/08/2003 at 09:32
Cheers All....

its not on a seam, just front of shoulder... And thanks for the url for midlands scuba shops too!!
28/08/2003 at 09:55
*Frosty glare* *tuuttttt*...my poor wetsuit....*LOL*..only kidding, you know I hate the thing anyway!

If you can't find the glue in darkest Shropshire, I will have a look here.
28/08/2003 at 10:02
(and I was trying to keep it quiet that it was your wetsuit!!!)
28/08/2003 at 10:16
I know you were!
cougie    pirate
28/08/2003 at 10:22
(Psssst - tip - don't wear false nails when dressing up in rubber. It's bound to end in tears)

Ha ! Geddit - tears/tears ? Oh, I give up.
28/08/2003 at 10:36
Oh poor MM, he's never without his 3 inch long French Manicured falsies. He'll probably never swim again now!
28/08/2003 at 11:34
(hum, a good excuse! - I like it!!!!!)
28/08/2003 at 12:07
(thinks....must get false nails put on so that I can have an excuse not to mountain bike....) ;-)
28/08/2003 at 13:09
Mine are real.
28/08/2003 at 13:17
So are mine. And MMs. But they can still rip neoprene.
28/08/2003 at 13:17
yeh you can get plasters for it. my second hand one has loads - reckon flo-jo used it in 80s when she gave tri a try!
28/08/2003 at 13:18
Anywhere I can go to get the glue/patches round these parts, Dazzlo?
cougie    pirate
28/08/2003 at 13:23

Any use ?
28/08/2003 at 13:25
Thanks Cougs.
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