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  1. #1
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    Donate old Wetsuits?

    What is everyone doing with their old wetsuits? Does goodwill accept rubber? or do you know of anyplace else i can donate my old gear. Is recycling an option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EC_Rider View Post
    What is everyone doing with their old wetsuits? Does goodwill accept rubber? or do you know of anyplace else i can donate my old gear. Is recycling an option?
    I have sent some forum members my old ones for "free" (just S&H). If your suit is even somewhat usable people on here will take it for free. I have found that this is the best method. I'm sure they could also turn the suit into beer holders or other useful items if the suit is too badly worn.

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    give it to a grom

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    If the suit is still in usable condition, goodwill or anyplace like that accepts, or maybe someone on this forum could use it. Grom it!

    Is the suit is beyond use- this guy Mike in the NJ area has been doing some cool stuff with recycled suits
    Check it out: http://www.lavarubber.com
    Send him an email, he's really great guy!

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    I made a sleeve for my laptop out of an old 5/4 a few weeks ago. I didn't want to pay for a sleeve since I had the exact same material already. I'm NOT a tailor by any stretch of the imagination and I was able to do this in about an hour.

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    If you have a design school in your area, see if you can find a student that wants to use it for a project. I was able to do that with a student in my area. Helps them out b/c neoprene is expensive to buy, but cool to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kielsun View Post
    I made a sleeve for my laptop out of an old 5/4 a few weeks ago. I didn't want to pay for a sleeve since I had the exact same material already. I'm NOT a tailor by any stretch of the imagination and I was able to do this in about an hour.
    Sounds cool, any pics? Did you hand or machine sew, or just glue?

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    If anyone is looking to ditch a 5/4 for a guy about 5'11" and 170 I'd be happy to take it off your hands! My season is coming to an end since the only suit I have is a 3/2.

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    I too will take anything. I'm trying to get some friends into surfing but they don't want to jump in with an investment of a $200 wetsuit.

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    shoot ill take anything size M