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Old 16 May 2009, 14:33   #1
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Torn Drysuit repair

One of our breathable drysuits has got a tear about 3/4" long on the leg.

I've done seal repair/replacement before, but not repaired the actual fabric. Does anyone know what glue or materials I need or how to do it?
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Old 16 May 2009, 15:50   #2
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Hi mate,
Hammonds do an adhesive:-
http://www.hammond-drysuits.co.uk/in...age=11&extra=1
bottom of page.

when I got mine, it came with a piece of patch material. maybe contact the manufacturer and ask them to send you a piece?

a quick ebay search for drysuit repair brings up some tapes to use, not sure which would be suitable though.

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Old 16 May 2009, 16:25   #3
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Cheers Neil,

So you can use normal seal adhesive?
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don't know to be honest, but logically, why not?
zwhen putting in a seal, the adhesive is sticking to the normal fabric as well as the seal, so it can't damage it. and I see no reason why it won't stick it. Hammonds only have one adhesive on the website.
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don't know to be honest, but logically, why not?
zwhen putting in a seal, the adhesive is sticking to the normal fabric as well as the seal, so it can't damage it. and I see no reason why it won't stick it. Hammonds only have one adhesive on the website.
That was my thinking too, but I also thought the seal adhesive was meant to partially melt the seal,which I don't think it can do if it's the normal fabric being glued to it?
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You can use the same glue it'll be fine.
I've done a few now and all have been fine.
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is it a typhoon type suit I fix these a lot and use 2402
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is it a typhoon type suit I fix these a lot and use 2402
No, it's a Northern Diver Storm Force 4.
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Take a look at their website (www.ndiver.com/site/drysuits/index.html) - there's lots of useful stuff to download including a manual for their drysuits telling you what to use to repair them, including which adhesive to use (SuitSeal). Doesn't look like you can buy it directly from them though - looks like they want you to go to one of their dealers (Gloucester, Bath or Bracknell probably your nearest?). It sounds as though the drysuits are supplied with a set of patches - perhaps you could get in touch with them and ask them to send you some?

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Thanks Louise-I hadn't even thought of going to their website as a google of the drysuit name didn't turn them up at all.
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