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Rip in Fusion Tech skin

Discussion in 'Whites Manufacturing' started by zekethesheik, May 24, 2010.

  1. zekethesheik

    zekethesheik Divemaster

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: SW Washington State
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    Just ripped my Fusion Tech skin on a nasty bit of metal. (Glad I was in my Fusion, or else I would be wet.) Anybody have a hint on fixing it? Gorilla Tape? Sew? Arc welder?
    Or should I just tell the spouse it's non repairable and I need to buy the Bullit skin?

    Thanks gang
     
  2. jridg

    jridg Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Concord, CA
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    My vote is Bullet skin :wink:
     
  3. Dogfish Doug

    Dogfish Doug Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Victoria BC
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    This indeed would be a good opportunity to upgrade to a Bullet skin:D however that being said the best method for a repair would be to have a patch sew over the tear, depending on the size and severity of course. Was it the Lycra or the neoprene that was damaged? if it's a serious hole you could always send it back to us for a fix, maybe let us know.
    Thanks Doug,
     
  4. OMFSDiver

    OMFSDiver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Long Island, NY
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    I had the same thing happen recently but it was at the seem between the skin and the edge that attaches to the velcro. I sent it back to White's and had them do the repair. Looks great!
     
  5. zekethesheik

    zekethesheik Divemaster

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: SW Washington State
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    It was the Lycra... Sending it in would be great, but I use it weekly... What about duct tape to get me through this week, and then maybe a local seamstress?

    Steve
     
  6. Dogfish Doug

    Dogfish Doug Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Victoria BC
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    Hey Steve,
    I can't honestly say that duct tape would work or not, I've never seen it being applied on lycra before, maybe someone else out there has had experience with it, and could let us know good or bad. How big is the rip?
     
  7. zekethesheik

    zekethesheik Divemaster

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: SW Washington State
    28
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    2-3 inches... My wife asks if she can sandwich some material over the area and run it thru the sewing machine...
    Thanks Doug...
    Steve
     

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