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Hi Michigan WindFriends,

I wanted to get some advice/opinions on wetsuit repairs. I have a nice 4/3 NP wetsuit that I am taking back with me to Cyprus for winter sailing. It has a good size tear coming down from the neck area, and as you can imagine it just gets worse as I put it on every time. Does anyone know of any good repair kits out there that I can use to patch it well enough to keep the suit? It'd be nice if it is something I can use here to fix it before I have to hop on the plane by the end of October.... As I know some of the materials out there, like the glues, may not be that airline friendly. I'd appreciate any feedback...

Thanks much,

Hazim

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Hazim,

Stop at a scuba shop and get some wet suit repair cement.  (You can order it online if you like.)  If it's a tear, you can fix it in 10 minutes.   If the suit is getting old, it might just keep tearing, but you can bring some cement back in your checked bag I think.

BTW, there are a couple kinds of glues/repair materials.   The black contact cement works well on tears that you can close completely.  If you have holes or tears that won't close, you can use something like neo-rez.  Both are available locally at scuba shops, or you can get online at places like Isthmus:

http://www.isthmussailboards.com/Neo-Rez-Wetsuit-Repair-Adhesive/pr...

Brian

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