This article will focus on how to fix a wetsuit. A common cut or abrasion on a wetsuit is caused from a fingernail. These types of cuts in a wetsuit are common and easy to fix with the right tools. Here is a list of items used to fix a wetsuit.
- Aquaseal Flexible Adhesive
- Paper towels
- Q-tip with the end cut off
Make sure that the wetsuit is completely dry before working on it. The inside and outside should both be dry. Find an area with a flat surface and space to lay out the wetsuit.
Setup the wetsuit by propping it up so that the cut is open. Before applying the Aquaseal pour a little out on a papertowel to make sure you get the quantity right. You do not need to over-apply this adhesive on the cut.
Apply the Aquaseal on the cut. For an inch-long repair, use a dime’s worth of Aquaseal. Make sure to apply it on both sides of the cut and that it goes a couple millimeters over the cut. Use the Q-tip to spread the adhesive evenly along the cut.
Prepare the wetsuit to sit for 8-12 hours to cure. Set the wetsuit on a flat surface and lift the wetsuit up on the sides of the cut so that it pushes the repair together. Make sure not to touch the wetsuit so that it has time to cure. After 8-12 hours inspect the suit to make sure the Aquaseal cured.