How do you fix a rip in a wetsuit?

Can you repair a wetsuit tear?

Small tears (around 1-2 inches long) can be easily repaired at home. Tears bigger than a few inches may require professional repair services. If the stitches or seams are torn it may also be a good idea to take your suit to a professional for repairs. Before repairing your wetsuit make sure that it is clean and dry.

How do you fix ripped neoprene?

For a rip or tear in your neoprene apply two thin coats of the Gear Aid Aquaseal+NEO Contact Cement to the edges of the tear. Wait 5–10 minutes, then press the edges together. If this is in a high-stress area, you’ll want to reinforce the repair with a patch.

Does Super Glue Work on wetsuits?

I opted for ‘water resistent’ super glue in the garage. … Taking a risk, I squeezed a few dabs on the holes, then re-applied one more dab each as some of the first soaked in a bit to the fabric. It dried solid in about 10 minutes – good to go!

How much does it cost to repair a wetsuit?

Fixing a rip, tear, or hole in your wetsuit is actually really easy, and it only costs about $5-$10.

How do you seal a wetsuit seam?

It’s common to blind stitch wetsuits with a needle that doesn’t penetrate the neoprene completely. This prevents water leaks. We can reinforce seams even more by adding a liquid rubber seal and neoprene tape inside taping on more high-end wetsuits. More cost-effective types of seams are flatlock or overlock stitching.

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