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Re: Re-sealing wetsuit's seams?

Postby atomic-chomik » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:26 am

pissing in your suit destroys seam glue

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Re: Re-sealing wetsuit's seams?

Postby Slappysan » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:48 am

I had an old NPX Edge 5/4 and it didn't have too much trouble with seams. That was quite a long time ago now though, not sure when the last time they sold the Edge line was.

I have an NP Surf Mission 5/3 and it has the same if not worse tape issues. I use Aquaseal to fix it and it works well, but I only fix it once it starts to leak water. It's much less flexible though so doesn't work that well in the crotch, my solution for that is just more Aquaseal though. It also has a tendency to rip smooth skin neoprene so make sure you feather the edges.

That suit I paid like nothing for and am very happy with it, even though I've had to put a few tubes of Aquaseal in to it.

I also have a 6/4 Mission that's much higher quality but still covered in Aquaseal none the less.
NP hooked me up with a Recon 6/5/4 to replace another Mission 6/4 on warranty I can say it's worlds higher quality. The Recon suit is pretty fantastic, but they aren't cheap.

I got a NP Surf Rise 4/3 recently and while it's functional the feel of the neoprene is just awful compared to the Mission or Recon. Don't think I will be buying any of the Rise line again.

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Re: Re-sealing wetsuit's seams?

Postby kct » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:53 am

I haven't kited very long but 2 seasons on a cheap suit is a big win for regular surfing. Even nicer suits start to lose their luster after a couple years.

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Re: Re-sealing wetsuit's seams?

Postby kct » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:53 am

I haven't kited very long but 2 seasons on a cheap suit is a big win for regular surfing. Even nicer suits start to lose their luster after a couple years.

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Re: Re-sealing wetsuit's seams?

Postby Baptiste_FR » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:12 pm

JakeFarley wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:15 pm
I've used Aquaseal for both wetsuit repairs and re-sticking valves. Worked great for me.
Same thing here. I've used the McNett Aquaseal glue for repearing my wetsuit (a 2015 Mystic Voltage). You have to apply it carefully and not too much glue at the same point. At first I thought that pouring a lot of glue where needed would seal the hole better. But if there's too much glue, it become thick and rigid instead of flexible and does not hold with time.

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Re: Re-sealing wetsuit's seams?

Postby Flyboy » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:39 pm

Baptiste_FR wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:12 pm
JakeFarley wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:15 pm
I've used Aquaseal for both wetsuit repairs and re-sticking valves. Worked great for me.
Same thing here. I've used the McNett Aquaseal glue for repearing my wetsuit (a 2015 Mystic Voltage). You have to apply it carefully and not too much glue at the same point. At first I thought that pouring a lot of glue where needed would seal the hole better. But if there's too much glue, it become thick and rigid instead of flexible and does not hold with time.
I just used Aquaseal on my suit. It seemed to work fine to fill a few holes... however, taking it into the water, water is still leaking in around the crotch area, which suggests that it's leaking around the seams in places where there is no visible problem. :-?

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Re: Re-sealing wetsuit's seams?

Postby cwood » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:47 pm

Check out Lexel. Just sealed some gaps in my Xcel 6/5 exterior...very flexible and stays clear

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Re: Re-sealing wetsuit's seams?

Postby zerogee_ca » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:29 pm

I have used PlastiDip brush on product. Worked well. More flexible than I thought it would be. Available in a variety of colors.

What about Flex Seal products??

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Re: Re-sealing wetsuit's seams?

Postby Flyboy » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:56 pm

zerogee_ca wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:29 pm
I have used PlastiDip brush on product. Worked well. More flexible than I thought it would be. Available in a variety of colors.

What about Flex Seal products??
Yeah - apparently this guy's a big kitesurfer. :wink:

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