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Wet Suit Zipper Repair

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by gstroupe, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. gstroupe

    gstroupe Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Rhode Island
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    I nearly ruined a beautiful dive day in Jamestown, RI yesterday when the zipper on my wetsuit broke while donning. I have a Bare 7mm with hood and it is fasioned with the zipper across the chest (fyi...I hate it). When I went to zip it up, one side of the zipper came out of the slider and a tooth is missing.

    I figured I'd bounce my dilema off the folks here to see if they had any good ideas on fixing it or will I be the proud owner of a new 7mm soon?


    Thanks
     
  2. mstudley

    mstudley Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: East Greenwich, RI
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    I don't really have any suggestions other than to bring it to Ocean State Scuba the next time you are down that way. They could probably help you out and cost little if anything at all (if you don't have to replace the zipper).
     
  3. matt_unique

    matt_unique Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Massachusetts
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    If we're talking stitching - it can be fixed. If we're talking broken zipper teeth - you will need to replace the whole thing.

    Was this a rental suit? If yes the shop may cut you a break.

    --Matt
     
  4. Willar

    Willar Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Central Illinois
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  5. gstroupe

    gstroupe Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Rhode Island
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    I brought it there and he could not get it fixed, I ended up renting one from him so that I could get at least one dive in yesterday.
     
  6. ScubaSarus

    ScubaSarus Solo Diver

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    Location: Connecticut
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    Looks like you need a replacement and thats near the price maybe of a new Bare suit w/o the hood. Maybe cut off the hood and buy a hooded vest to use over it.
     
  7. Kat

    Kat Solo Diver

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  8. Tavi

    Tavi NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Rochester, NY
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    I've had 3 Bare wetsuits and a Bare Drysuit. Not one of the wetsuit zippers lasted 50 dives!!
    I really liked the Bare suits. However I now dive a different brand!!
     

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