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Old 08 November 2008, 14:33   #11
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thanks Willk. There's no corrosion just a bit stiff. So will have a look around for the wax's you both mentioned.

Another question, I'd like to attach some kind of loop on to the suit for attaching my hand held VHF. Somewhere on the left hand chest area. Any ideas how I could do this or know of somewhere I haven't thought of? Only place I can think is the belt on the life jacket.
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Another question, I'd like to attach some kind of loop on to the suit for attaching my hand held VHF. Somewhere on the left hand chest area. Any ideas how I could do this or know of somewhere I haven't thought of? Only place I can think is the belt on the life jacket.
You could glue an aftermarket pocket (eg mask pocket) on, obviously you'd have to take the l-jacket into account when positioning it. You'd need the right glue, natch!
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Not sure what material it's made of, will have to find any labels on it. Cheers again Willk
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Silicone mould release spray is what the RNLI give to its stations.
Blocks of Beeswax work, you need to rub it into the zip itself. We also get told if you need to clean your zip rub a bar of soap on it in the same way you would beeswax. Whilst your at sea it'll desolve and clean your zip.

If you've been careful your neck seal should be ok. I think its just the rough gits who knack them.
Be careful not to get silicone on the material part of the suit (the part other than the zipper.) The silicone will permeate the material, and make future repairs about impossible. I'd suggest the wax.


Diving drysuits have their neckseals trimmed as part of the fitting. Won't be a problem. Take a close look at the edge as you stretch it, and make sure there aren't any partial/stray cuts that leave a slit in the material. If there are trim them off (the initial cut will cause the seal to tear.)


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