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Wetsuit repair guide

Taking proper care of your wetsuit is a must if you don’t want to buy a new one regularly. Be careful when you are putting it on and taking it off because overstretching, fingernails, rings and watches can easily tear the neoprene. If your wetsuit has been torn, ripped or sliced, you can use neoprene cement to repair it. Here is an easy guide in how to repair your torn wetsuit:

1 DRY AND CLEAN YOUR WETSUIT

Before repairing your wetsuit make sure it is clean and dry. If there is still some moisture in it wetsuit repairs will not be as strong and hold up very well. You can use alcohol to clean it but make sure to evaporate the alcohol.

2 REVEAL THE TWO SURFACES

Make sure your wetsuit is inside out. Open up the rip to reveal both sides of the tear.

neoprene cement to repair wetsuits

Neoprene cement   Photo by 360guide.info

3 APPLY A LAYER OF CEMENT

Apply a thin, even layer of cement to both surfaces. Continue to hold the cut open while the glue begins to cure. Let the glue dry for about 1 to 3 minutes while you keep the two sides apart.

4 JOIN TWO SURFACE TOGETHER

Bring the two sides of the rip together and use a weighted object to keep pressure on the tear while it dries and seals.

5 LET IT DRY

Let the seal dry for about 6 hours to allow the strongest possible seal to form. Note that this tutorial is a general guideline. Never forget to read the manual of the neoprene cement product.

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