glue for wetsuits seams

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glue for wetsuits seams

Post by heins57 » Sat May 05, 2012 6:11 pm

Anyone ever heard of a glue for wetsuit seams called black witch,black seal or neoprene queen? had a little blow out on the wetsuit???? Naturally it got to be flexiable, that aqua seal stuff is a joke and way to hard.

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Re: glue for wetsuits seams

Post by strat212 » Sat May 05, 2012 7:00 pm

Not to shamelessly advertise, but I only have experience with one wetsuit repair product and I am very happy with it. I bought a can of "Block Surf" neoprene cement to repair a hole in mine about six months ago and the repair i made looks just as good now as the day I made it. In talking to my old construction boss, it seems any neoprene cement will do the trick, but seeing as how you can get a 4oz thing of the block surf stuff for like $8 online (I paid $12 in a surfshop) it might just be better to get the proper equipment. This stuff comes in a little mini can with a kind of paintbrush attached to the lid. It's the consistency of something like super glue.

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Re: glue for wetsuits seams

Post by Kevlar » Sat May 05, 2012 8:32 pm

Thants good information.
I need to fix my wetsuit.
Thanks. I'm going to pick up a can myself.

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Re: glue for wetsuits seams

Post by ozzy » Sun May 06, 2012 12:39 pm

sounds like you getting fat bro, you might want to slow down on the beers and chips. Maybe start running or something!

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Re: glue for wetsuits seams

Post by heins57 » Sun May 06, 2012 6:57 pm

appreciate guys, one question is this stuff soft and strechy? for my ankle.

ozzy, you makin me laugh now.

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Re: glue for wetsuits seams

Post by strat212 » Sun May 06, 2012 10:19 pm

It's pretty stretchy when its dry, should work pretty well on the ankle. The excess from my repair is on the inside of my suit against my skin and i don't even notice it. I think it should hold two sides of a seam together fine, as long as they are close enough to hang naturally next to each other while the stuff dries. Just don't glue your leg hole shut!

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Re: glue for wetsuits seams

Post by Shibby38 » Mon May 07, 2012 8:59 am

a good way to do it is use dental floss to tie the rip up. apply the cement or glue or whatever you have on both sides of the seam then stuff a toilet paper roll or paper towel roll up the ankle so the wet glue doesnt touch any part of the suit you dont want it to. after that some people leave the dental floss in for a little more reinforcement or you take it out like stitches. either way is pretty solid.

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Re: glue for wetsuits seams

Post by crass » Mon May 07, 2012 10:54 am

^This. And make sure to use the mint kind, not that crappy cinnamon stuff.

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Re: glue for wetsuits seams

Post by strat212 » Mon May 07, 2012 1:06 pm

That dental floss trick is genius! Plus I hear the mint stuff really protects your ankle from gingivitis.

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Re: glue for wetsuits seams

Post by heins57 » Tue May 08, 2012 11:25 am

dental floss, like that. Used flishing string to do the same thing on an old suit held up pretty good but i use d the aqua glue stuff and it went hard on me. Appreciate the info guys turns out i got a deal on the neoprene queen so i went that route. If you guys want follow up on the repair i can post.

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Re: glue for wetsuits seams

Post by heins57 » Tue May 15, 2012 6:39 pm

k so i got everything glue together looking pretty sharp, went out side crack a can of the good stuff, give the old dog a run around the yard and enjoy the sun. Later that night i come to find my wet suit leg glue shut with a beauty foot print right in the middle!!! ahahhhahahhhhhhhhh! no jk things are great! suit back in business and well i figure i fix all my suits. Iam giving Neoprene queen thumbs up tho you may have to put 2 or more coats on it and make sure its 110% dry before use.

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Re: glue for wetsuits seams

Post by ebo651 » Wed May 16, 2012 7:43 pm

This thread inspired me to sew up a few holes in my suit, including one Ive been neglecting for over a year, so thanks for the motivation guys

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Re: glue for wetsuits seams

Post by square » Sat May 19, 2012 6:12 am

heins57 wrote:appreciate guys, one question is this stuff soft and strechy? for my ankle.

ozzy, you makin me laugh now.


HA YES, THAT STUFF MAKES ME ITCHY....FUCK.....

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