View Full Version : Tears in wetsuit's spine pad

08-11-2011, 19:34
My zipper on my wetsuit has snagged my spine pad a couple of times, and now I have several little tears in it. (One of them is a 1" piece of flapping of rubber now.) I need to get the edges affixed back to the spine pad so that I don't always catch them whenever I zip up.

What to use?


08-11-2011, 19:38
Wait, I see a post dated Apr 22, 2010 that's probably my answer. I'll look into some AquaSeal or something like it.

08-11-2011, 19:41
Aww.... You take all the fun out of it when you answer your own question.... Well, I was going to say Aquaseal...

Welcome to the forum.

08-11-2011, 19:54
If it's any consilation navyhmc, you were the one who answered AquaSeal back in Apr 2010. :smiley20:

I've spent many-a-hour over the past month lurking here at ST. Thanks guys (and ladies) for all of the pointers.

08-11-2011, 21:03
McNetts seal cement is better for repairing neoprene.

08-11-2011, 22:54
Gots it. I'll look into McNetts too. Thanks, bro.

10-20-2011, 22:59
How long after gluing do you have to wait before getting the suit wet?

10-21-2011, 03:51
24 hours at least, or better yet: 48 hours is recommended.

10-22-2011, 15:39
I waited 24 the first time I patched a suit, but dove in cold water...that may have been the cause of the seam break after repair.