How to repair your neoprene wetsuit ?

THE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED TO REPAIR A NEOPRENE WETSUIT:

To repair your wetsuit you will need a few very common objects:

– 2 clothes pegs

– 1 pen

– 1 pair of scissors

– neoprene glue

– 1 paintbrush

– 1 piece of cardboard

– 1 well-ventilated room to carry out the repair safely

REPAIR NO. 1: REPAIRING A TEAR IN A NEOPRENE WETSUIT

Start the repair by pinching the neoprene on each side of the tear using the two clothes pegs. Apply a thin first coat of neoprene glue around the tear.

Leave to dry. Then, apply a second coat of glue.

Remove the pegs, flatten the wetsuit, and then apply pressure to stick the tear.

The job is finished and the wetsuit is repaired!

REPAIR NO. 2: REPAIRING A LARGE HOLE IN A NEOPRENE WETSUIT

Draw a circle around the hole using a template that you have cut out beforehand from the piece of cardboard.

Cut out the circle using the scissors. Then cut out a piece of neoprene with the same shape from a neoprene cut-off.

Apply a first coat of glue on the edge of the piece cut out of the cut-off. Apply glue to the inside of the hole directly on the wetsuit.

Leave to dry.

Place the neoprene circle that you have cut out on the wetsuit, then pinch it as hard as possible at the join (on both sides) to stick it.

Leave to dry for at least 24 hours. Check that the piece is well stuck onto the wetsuit.

The job is finished and the wetsuit is repaired!

THE HOLE IS TOO BIG? FIND OUT ABOUT TRIBORD NEOPRENE WETSUITS

The neoprene surfing and bodyboarding wetsuit – water 15°/19°C: This 2-mm thick wetsuit is suitable for surfing in cold water, while retaining a high level of freedom of movement. It is flexible and easy to put on.

The neoprene surfing and bodyboarding wetsuit – water 10°/14°C: This surfing wetsuit gives a little more insulation thanks to the neoprene which is 3- to 4-mm thick and even 5-mm thick at certain sensitive places. It enables surfers to protect themselves from the cold when they’re moving around in waters with a temperature of the order of 10 to 14°C.

The shorty surfing wetsuit – water 20°/24°C: This light model (short legs, short sleeves) protects the skin from the sun and protects from rubbing against the board or the rocks. At the same time it offers a great feeling of freedom for the legs. This is the perfect wetsuit for the summer season!

The neoprene diving wetsuit 10°/18°C: This type of wetsuit is often made with 7-mm thick neoprene and according to a “head-to-foot” model to ensure optimum watertightness. A wetsuit that is designed for diving in cold waters.

The neoprene diving wetsuit 16°/24°C: This multiseason wetsuit is 5-mm thick and is sometimes equipped with double muffs to give extra watertightness at the extremities. This is the case in the Tribord Subea modular 5 mm model, for example.

The kayak neoprene wetsuit: A flexible wetsuit which is often proposed in the sleeveless format to allow you to adjust your top to the outside temperature and to wear your lifejacket.

The catamaran neoprene wetsuit: With sleeves or sleeveless, this wetsuit reduces the cold sensation. Its quick-drying technology adds comfort while the flexibility of the neoprene facilitates on-board manoeuvres.

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