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  1. #1

    best way to repair a wetsuit

    I have a small hole on the back seam of my 4/3 right below the back zipper? Best way to fix it?

  2. #2
    you can buy some of that wetsuit repair **** they sell it in a can. Must be a rip to the runner which case this **** works great. i use it all the time on little holes

  3. #3
    Where do you buy it dive shop? The surf shop I go too didn't have anything

  4. #4
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    I use a little of this stuff:

    Neoprene Cement

    Let it dry and then I slap some of this on top:
    neoprene tape

    It comes loose and you have to fix it again after awhile; but it works until you eventually break down and buy a new suit.

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    yeah what they said. that neoprene cement is great. got a fin cut on my new suit not long ago and was pretty bummed. the neoprene cement turned my frown upside down.

  6. #6
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    Before I trash old suits, I cut off pieces for repairs... like the flap behind the sipper, which makes good patch material. I'll also pull off strips of tape and save some of that, too. For the record, I NEVER sew wetsuits... some guys do, but I don't. I just glue and patch them.

  7. #7
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    If you are determined to sew it, use the FLAT strand dental floss then apply neoprene cement and a little patch/tape.

    I think it's an unnecessary step, but whatever is the most cathartic for you.