Remedies for a leaky 4/3

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by gettodachoppa, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. gettodachoppa

    gettodachoppa Active Member

    Dec 13, 2009
    I have gotten good use out of my 4/3, but it's gotten leaky lately. I don't know if I want to go out and buy a 5/4/3 or try to make this 4/3 last through the winter. Are there any tricks to making a suit that has normal wear a bit warmer (thermals etc.)? It's been cold and its only going to get colder so I'm considering doing the 5/4/3, but just don't know if I want to throw down 200 bucks.

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    hyperflex sells a polyproperlean bodysuit that you can wear under you wetsuit. i have the poly pro socks and when I wear them with 7mil boots my feet are buring up . How old is the suit??? Maybe you are due for a new one anyways

  3. Krappenschitz

    Krappenschitz Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2010
    Reduce Recycle Reuse--wetsuit glue

    Try wetsuit glue.

    You can get creative with the repair (stitching, rubber bands, etc.)

    Works great.

    Times are tough, save money too.:cool;)
  4. Scobeyville

    Scobeyville Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    I had a tear on my 5mil on the chest, i sewed it up with some dental floss and plastered oniell glue on the outside. Worked fine, but i ended up buying a new suit. nothing like new rubber.

    The poly top is a good idea too
  5. Alvin

    Alvin Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2009
    I've used aquaseal on my suit. older oniel 4/3 Zen. one knee area was wearing thin. lay some on spread about an inch around and tape wax paper over it to create a nice flat patch. Dry with a fan blowing on it.
    I also wear underarmour under my suit when it gets this cold, top, bottom and polypro socks by Patagonia.. Love Matts idea of the body suit. Creates a nice second layer and I stay very warm. Fun surfing in the snow this Wednesday. Icy clean peelers and snow on the beach. Surrreal!
  6. eshore

    eshore Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2008
    there is this rubber stuff that i have seen in surf shops. its just like a rubber paste and it works on all water related stuff. supposidly you can even fix a ding with it...i wouldnt try though
  7. HaoleNJ

    HaoleNJ Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    I've heard, but never used this stuff, but ive heard it can be used like glue to glue seams. It was recommended to be applied to the outer seam to prevent chaffing. If you are doing a lot of seam glueing you would probably get more for your money with this stuff. It is meant to be used as the rubber that is on the handle of pliers and such.
  8. beachbreak

    beachbreak Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2008
  9. fulltilt720

    fulltilt720 Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2008
    I'm on their site but don't see anything about poly pro socks to wear under the booties. Where can I find them? Thanks.

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    thats strange cause they use to sell them . I know woody's in Rio Grande has them also. They really do make a world of difference