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    Drysuit Back...Trimming Seals

    Just got the drysuit back and have some pretty new seals installed. Spent the evening trimming up the seals. Man I forgot how nervous this makes me....sweat all over the place.

    Remember a little at a time!

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    yep, always makes me wonder if I shouldn't keep a spare neck seal for when I do cut too far!
    any puddle...anytime...anyplace!

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    Old carpenters rule of measure twice and cut once.

    What do you use to cut your seals?

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    I use a box knife with a new blade, with a piece of 3" pvc pipe as a backer. Follow the line...very carefully on a day where I have not had too much coffee!
    any puddle...anytime...anyplace!

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    hate it too... one slip = new neck seal. If you were successful go celebrate with a cold one. I use a pvc pipe backing as well works good.
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    I still have to trim mine, but I'm trying to lose some weight first Thanks for the PVC pipe tip!

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    I use a "rolling razor blade" that you find in the fabric area. This has a handle and a circular blade that way once you start cutting you don't have to stop. Keeps from getting nicks that could split. Works pretty good.

    Snagel

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    Quote Originally Posted by snagel View Post
    I use a "rolling razor blade" that you find in the fabric area. This has a handle and a circular blade that way once you start cutting you don't have to stop. Keeps from getting nicks that could split. Works pretty good.

    Snagel
    That's a good idea. I just make sure I resist the urge to lift the blade.
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    Ive used the pvc and xacto knife. I like the rolling knife though. i'll have to try that.

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    rolling blade makes it alot easier to keep your cut even
    Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time!!!
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