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Old 16 September 2012, 08:48   #1
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Drysuit repair

Great, managed to put a 2" U shaped gash in the bottom of my drysuit latex sock , local dive centre suggest bike puncture repair inside and out, the suit is fairly new so is that really a proper job or a lash up repair?
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Old 16 September 2012, 09:16   #2
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Proper job is replace the sock, but getting a pretty job can be tricky, so I'd have thought your local dive centre would have offered to do it for you.
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Proper job is replace the sock, but getting a pretty job can be tricky, so I'd have thought your local dive centre would have offered to do it for you.
Thanks Poly, that's what I'd assumed I'd have to do, they didn't offer but I'll ask around, failing that expect a 'how to' thread shortly!
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Done a fair few wrist seals/neck seals and a balloon inflated in the leg/arm/neck makes the job a lot easier.
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Try this guy, fairly local to you. Lots of drysuit experience.

drysuitrepair.co.uk
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arr done that a few times.

put a large coke or palstic bottle in the offending orrafice once you have carefully cut the old sock off.
then put the glue on the suit and on the new sock.
then glue together. using the bottle to keep the anckle open.

simples
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Kieran seems to be the man of the moment - Drysuit Repairs

Drysuit Repairs

Diving suits

Latex Neck - 45
Neoprene Neck - 50
Latex wrists - 25 each
Boots [neoprene boots with rubber outer] - 90
Zip - 145 [heavy duty zip available for an extra 25]
Pressure test and minor repairs - 20

Polar Bears in Launceston seems to be 47 a neck, wrist or ankle.

Know this chap well, Bodmin based, called Dave - drysuitrepair.co.uk
SEAL REPLACEMENT
Latex Neck 40
Neoprene neckseal 50
Latex Wrist 40 per pair
Neoprene wristseals 50 / pair
Ankle Seals 40 per pair
Latex Socks 45 per Pair


You ca buy the seals and glue on the internet and a bike repair would work on latex, especially as you're only surface use.
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Replacement favorate as Poly says....But a good repair medium for Latex is''Black Witch'' adhesive.Used it loads on Dry-and Wet suits....which it is made for, saved me loads of grief when away from home Diveing
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... proper job or a lash up repair?
LASH UP! But it'll do.
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LASH UP! But it'll do.
Given the quality of what lies within t'will be no lash up Sir

Thanks chaps, I'll give the guy at Bodmin a call.
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