Wetsuit zipper pull replacement

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by patgeds22, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. patgeds22

    patgeds22 Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2012
    Lost the zipper pull and strap for my suit, looking to hear what my best options are to replace it. Thanks!
  2. Mvsurfer

    Mvsurfer Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2013
    Blindstich the two sides together

  3. staystoked

    staystoked Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    if the metal zip part is still conected you can use a papper clip as the pully to zipper it.. thats what i did last winter. worked fine
  4. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    A stainless steel key chain ring or something of the like that's stainless and a shoe lace.. If that don't work- duck tape usually does the trick
  5. patgeds22

    patgeds22 Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2012
    Right well i need the slide as well, that **** came off with it. any tips on which slide product might work best?
  6. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Send it back under warranty! Or a local luggage repair place.. Or if that does not work- duck tape... Have you tried that yet?

    What about a fabric or craft store? Or just resort to duck tape
  7. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Had the same thing happen to a wetsuit of mine that was about 3-4 years old I just waited until mid-summer, mailed it to the company (in my case Matuse) and they fixed it (really well I might add) and mailed it back.

    Based on my experiences with Xcel, they will do the same thing even if it's out of warranty if you just send it to them.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2013
  8. Gfootr

    Gfootr Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rip curl completely stitched my hood back on to a four year old suit for free. I just paid shipping - one way.
  9. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    How bout a hot chick giving you a hand with the zipper? Beats having to ship it back and wait for a replacement suit. Each time you got out of the water you could act all surprised that you are stuck, and that gives you an opening to strike up a conversation with the hot girl who stole all your set waves. Hey, I'm married, but I am a first class wing man. Just ask all my buds. If only they would listen.
  10. patgeds22

    patgeds22 Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2012
    haha yea mad babes cruisin the winter shores of the northeast sisurfdog
  11. Twiggy96

    Twiggy96 Member

    Sep 22, 2010
    Bring it to a dive shop, they'll have it fixed in an hour or two. Happened to my 3/2 back zip in the spring, cost me something like $10.