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Topic Title: Wetsuit repairs
Topic Summary: starts at$35
Created On: 12/31/2022 12:54 PM
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 02/12/2023 12:38 PM
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spindrift

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Thanks for the kind review, WG! Definitely took extra care to keep the new seam tape around the neck soft and comfy.
I'm doing neoprene dive suits these days as well, if anyone needs, thanks!

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 03/01/2023 08:16 AM
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ww

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I've had the repaired Volte suit out on cool mornings. The neck repair is not noticeable. Just an entirely smooth neck, as good as my newest wetsuit.
 03/14/2023 05:10 AM
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Julianuribe23

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I need to have a wetsuit top repaired. The inside of the wrist area is all torn up from wearing a watch underneath. I'm leaving town today so I'd love if you could fix it for me while I'm gone! Give me a text or call at 9546675424
 05/08/2023 11:04 AM
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ww

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Wore a shorty to the beach this morning. Old one. Coming back to town, I noticed bits of rubber all over the car seat. The seam-covering stuff is failing, as it did on a nice old Quiksilver. Interesting what you find doing cool-morning late-season equipment checks.
 10/24/2023 06:17 AM
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JonEB

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Ditto. An O'niell Mutant 4:3 The flat, black, rubber-like stuff covering the seams on the entire thing (inside and outside) is cracking and flaking off. It's a GREAT suit! I don't have coin for gear like that... My Bro gave it to me. I really like the suit and remembered someone on here used to work for O'niell (I think) and repaired suits. Haven't been on here in ages and my email from time of sign up is defunct. (I couldn't find a contact for 2ndlight - maybe it's on here somewhere...) So... no way to reset password. Without it, my potential wetsuit repair was thwarted. Dead End. Brick Wall. Shut Down. Skunked. Anyway... I had no recourse other than perform the so-unlikely-that-it-would-be-incredible-to-bordering-on-Miraculous memory feat of recalling the original password (I have since lost it) from like...?!??? Uhhhhh. Somehow... after some serious synaptic stretching, I pulled it out for the WIN! Or... Maybe not. Can you fix it spindrift? `'"~

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 10/24/2023 10:40 PM
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 10/24/2023 10:43 PM
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ww

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    Weird. I opened the image, copied its 2ndlight address, then copied that into the "image" window, the little frame between underlined U and http. Even simpler, just copy the address and put into the frame. I have a Mutant. It's great.


Edited: 10/24/2023 at 10:45 PM by ww
 10/27/2023 03:31 PM
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spindrift

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Hi JonEB, yeah, I can fix that. I scrape the old yuk off, then seam tape where it needs it.
I'll have to see how much it needs to price it, maybe $50ish
Send a pm with your contact info. Thanks

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 12/01/2023 01:02 AM
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ww

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My neck is 16.5. Otherwise well-fitting wetsuits seem to be built for 16 or a bit less A Buell chest zip is about 12". Of course it's expected to stretch, but this was reminding me of losss of circulation to the brain from wearing neckties. Modification might be a good idea.
 12/02/2023 06:04 PM
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spindrift

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The buells you showed me were not worth the struggle for my fat ass to squeeze into.
But, if someone out there needs a coupla reeeally nice chest zip , xls and super soft suits at a great price.
Those super nice dakine no zips kinda same drill, super soft, super nice, but an ordeeal to get on....without a wardrobe assistant.
I might put a zipper into that mondo 6/3.
Anybody's interested in these, let me or ww know.

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 12/09/2023 07:53 PM
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ww

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I put the closet in the water during this week's cool spell. Best performers are my two (expensive) Feral backzips, which remain well-fitting, un-leaky, and no water balloons at the ankles despite losing about 30 pounds. A stray Patagonia that had been a clearance item at Cleanline in Oregon (and an aspirational fit) now comes on and off easily and has a great zipper. 3.5/3 chest zip hooded. Compared to Feral, I do not appreciate Patagonia's fuzzy carpet-style lining, which makes it heavy when wet. I need to do a comparative drying test, but I bet the Ferals do it better than most. I think DaKine is working diligently on wetsuits, but like most others, it's using a lot of inside fur. I'll be happy to get that bunch of DaKine (mostly XXLS) and Buell (XLS--in their size system, take a look at their size chart, where their XLS is a bit more like others' XXLS and LS like XLS) into someone's possession. Can ship. Not really sellable, so the purpose is to find new homes. Feral is a tiny San Francisco company I heard of them because they sponsored a program at Florida Surf Film Festival, and made a good impression.
 01/11/2024 06:00 PM
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spindrift

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Baby it's cold outside......fix that suit!
Fresh materials, just cranked out a big batch.
Starts at $35.....get another season out of that favorite.....
holey rubber steamer

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