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Old 07 August 2003, 01:00   #1
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Help re drysuit please

Hi folks

Just days befor our departure for Orkney one of the wrist seals has become detached from one of our Musto drysuits. It is too late to send it away for repair so any suggestions on glueing it back please?

Keith (I knew I'd come unstuck one day) Hart

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Old 07 August 2003, 03:09   #2
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Keith call in at Northern Diver in Standish Wigan they are on your way North and only 2 miles (West) from the M6. Otherwise use a tin of evostick.


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Old 07 August 2003, 03:12   #3
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Hi Keith
Quite a few of the larger dinghy chandlers may stock replacement seal kits, northampton sailboats and LDC springs to mind.
If its just glue you need try aquasure its good for fixing holes in drysuits, drybags etc. There may well be a more sutable glue supplied with the seal kits.
hope this helps
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Old 07 August 2003, 03:54   #4
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Bostick 2 part, or Pang one part. Suitable sized bottle in wrist, sand off old glue, roughen off cuff, glue on suit and cuff, put together (practice before glueing!!), decorator's seam roller to smooth out (make sure the bottle is strong enough to take a hard rolling), talc to cover any excess glue, off you go. 15 mins job.
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Old 07 August 2003, 05:40   #5
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Your local diveshop - Mikes Waterfront Warehouse are pretty nationwide - might be able to help out. Failing that a grovelling phonecall to Ravenspring (OK I know its not one of their suits) and pop in on your way down to Brian's in Torquay. (They are just up the road in Totness.)
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Old 07 August 2003, 07:38   #6
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Aquasure. Half the drysuits at the dive club now consist of 95% aquasure, 5% original material. Works wonders.
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Old 07 August 2003, 07:39   #7
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Definitely try sureseal, i've used it to seal a dry suit neck seal before and it works very well, infact it lasted longer than the dry suit and held very strong, then at a later time and at your convenience you can replace the seal properly. You can buy it at most chandlers or dive shop easily.

Alternatively donít be a woos and were your old oilies then you really will know what its all about


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