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Old 24 February 2009, 15:12   #11
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we have neoprene seals - a vast improvement and the way to go. However latex socks on one suit and they were looking stiff and shot at when I used the boat a couple of weeks ago after a bit of downtime. Kept in a cold garage. After one use they were fine-back to as new condition.
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Old 25 February 2009, 03:56   #12
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Get your self some Seal Saver from Polar Bears, it'll bring stiff seals back to life. It also helps look after seals if you apply it after use - onc ethe seal is clean and dry.

Neoprene is an option and may be better off for wet rather than imersed seals.

Most suits can have their seals changes, check out Seal Skin, Predator or Polar Bears (my local one) , all who do a repair service.
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Old 25 February 2009, 10:06   #13
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Do youremember how much it cost?

I'd love to have neoprene seals in mine-I always feel like I've got shaving rash round my neck after wearing it.
Is your dry suit from Typhoon? If yes which one have you got?
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Is your dry suit from Typhoon? If yes which one have you got?
Mine' actually from Northern Diver, but I'm guessing seal replacement prices won't vary much?
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Old 26 February 2009, 06:12   #15
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Mine' actually from Northern Diver, but I'm guessing seal replacement prices won't vary much?
Are Norhtern Diver still big in wetsuits? I worked for a bit in the factory when I was teenager on the cutting board before the suits were sown. 2 old ladies did all the sowing. They where getting into boat building at the time as well.
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Old 26 February 2009, 10:56   #16
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Are Norhtern Diver still big in wetsuits? I worked for a bit in the factory when I was teenager on the cutting board before the suits were sown. 2 old ladies did all the sowing. They where getting into boat building at the time as well.
And they say wetsuits don't grow on trees...

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it's the cold I think, we have about 20 sets of neck, bootees and cuff replacements all from latex, all 9 months old and they were wintered in a bos inside our container in Aberdeeen, which had a particularly severe winter this year and they have all gone stiff. I'mm goig to try some hot water and Hellermans ? sleeving lubricant on them. I'll tell you how I get on.
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Hi Stu,
Thanks for that and to others who have suggested that method amongst others.
Not had a chance yet to try it
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It worked, in fact I put them in my bag in the cintainer and by the time I got back to the hotel they were a lot more flexible. the wrm water brought them back almost stright away.

I'm going to try that seal saver stuff that tree rat mentioned for maintenance purposes instead of Hellermans
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Thanks for that and to others who have suggested that method amongst others.
You're welcome.
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