Wetsuit repair

Gah, poked a gaping hole in my wettie this morning

Do recall @Doonhamer showing off his embroidery skills recently?

Any tips to share? I’ve read about using dental floss or fishing line. Already got a tube of Black Witch coming

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First, I would blind stitch it (hold the torn part in place with paper masking tape on the outside), then use a repair kit with glue & a patch over it on the inside; and finally a little glue on the outside to stop it catching.

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only ever used black witch ,

for larger holes i put some of the grey duct tape on inside then filled hole with black witch on outside .
found lasted a while and then just kept re applying black witch when it started lifting

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Nothing a new bike wont fix

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Order some TENACIOUS TAPE

And sit down…

…cos you need to turn your wetsuit inside out and get the IRON :scream::grimacing: on a cool setting.

Apply the Tenacious Tape to the liner in the same way you would with WonderWeb to your kids school :jeans: as they get taller :wink:

Let that cool down and “cement” itself into place.

Turn your wetsuit normal way around.

Now take your Black Witch and apply that to the inner side of the tear/rip. Allow it to dry for two minutes. Now press them together. Wipe off any external excess.

You should now have a properly neat repair :+1:t3::heart_eyes:

Manufacturers instructions:

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I’ve since gone over it with Black Witch.

I stitched it up, then stretched slightly - carefully - & applied the glue/Black Witch, held it stretched for a minute or two & then released.

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Thank you all for the suggestions.

I’ve just ordered a patch kit from Bezos.

Will give stitching that in and applying BW a go then if that fails try @Poet method.

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Just get it done. None of that fancy nonsense above!

Dental floss and black witch.

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I can offer simple interrupted sutures in 4.0 prolene with a shot of lidocaine.

Edit: unfortunately you’d have to have them removed in 7 days, so you’d be back to square one

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Why do you need dental floss? There are plenty of appropriately coloured strong threads available; if @Adam is a modern man…he might even have some at home, and know where they are kept! We’ve got some Gutermann and Korbond thread that is eminently suitable.

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Errr cos chances are he may, like me, have dental floss already at home. I have no idea what those things that you mentioned are. Brands of cotton? :person_shrugging:t3:

So no need to buy anything. :ok_hand:t4:

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Yeah, dental floss for me as @gingerbongo I’ve got that at home!!

Not a pretty looking repair :rofl: I’ll see how it fairs on Saturday

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Reporting back that despite its looks the repair held.

Minor victory for me there :slightly_smiling_face:

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