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wetsuit help
Posted by fv195
wetsuit help
fv195 - 12/11/2008 8:45 PM
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My wet suit has a small hole in the arm pit, a seam came apart. does anyone know of a person or place that can fix this?


fv195 - 1/27/2009 10:27 PM

wet suit is fixed now, thanks to a friend that sewed it and brought me some aquaseal. A word of advice. use the aquaseal lightly, it formed a stiff seam in my armpit, hurts when worn for a long time. but the hole is fixed. I shopping for a new one any way, some thing thicker, for when it is cold. suit that was fixed is a 2mil.

thanks for all the advice
sps3006 - 12/15/2008 9:51 AM
TColJeep - 12/13/2008 10:50 AM
Aqua Tech will work fine. Gently pull the tear so you can coat the edges of the tear. Then push the material back together, hold it for a few seconds and your set. You can put a small amount over the repair to coat it, but it really isn’t needed.
Greg - 12/12/2008 8:49 PM
My wife repaired a small whole in a wetsuit with strong black thread. Just make sure to go away from the tear a little over 1/8 of an inch so the stich job isn’t too weak. Maybe a combo of the AquaSeal and stiching will work. OR tear off a piece of old wetsuit to use as a patch and use the aqua seal and stiching to put it on the inside of the wesuit. I’m not an expert though so anything you do is an experiment.