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Old 05 August 2014, 15:48   #1
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Wetsuit Zip repair

My Daughters wet suit Zip failed at the weekend.

The zipper slider separated from 1 side of the zipper.

can anyone suggest a simple fix or know where i can
get it sorted within 30 miles of Salisbury?

Thanks

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Old 05 August 2014, 15:55   #2
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TBH, unless it's a topline suit, its toast. It would cost more to replace the zip than the suit is worth. Look for a used quality suit for her on Ebay. Kids suits are pretty cheap.

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In that order.
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If there isnt an easy fix then Dennis of Predator does wetsuit repairs and is based in New Milton. Had top notch service from him in the past. However I imagine unless it's a very expensive wetsuit a repair is unlikely to be financially viable.
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You could always try local alterations shop on the high street if its not an expensive suit .
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You could always try local alterations shop on the high street if its not an expensive suit .
I doubt if Mrs Sew n Mend would appreciate the neoprene in her Singer Kern. A sailmaker or canvas maker might be worth a punt.
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I doubt if Mrs Sew n Mend would appreciate the neoprene in her Singer Kern. A sailmaker or canvas maker might be worth a punt.
Local fetish shop then.....
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go on steve, list all the fetish shops you would reccomend...
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go on steve, list all the fetish shops you would reccomend...
Fester you know damn well that list belongs to the B.S. Department
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My Daughters wet suit Zip failed at the weekend.

The zipper slider separated from 1 side of the zipper.

can anyone suggest a simple fix or know where i can
get it sorted within 30 miles of Salisbury?

Thanks

Paul
No big deal at all

You can find many videos on youtube of how to repair them.
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If the zipper separated near the end that should stay closed:

I've done temp repairs by mating the zipper, and inserting a zip tie around the teeth to keep it from hitting the part where it separates. It takes punching/cutting holes in the fabric part of the zipper, but I know one guy still using his suit several years after I did that.

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