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Simple fix with Aquaseal?

Discussion in 'DUI' started by sea_otter, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. sea_otter

    sea_otter DIR Practitioner

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    I have a tiny leak in my drysuit zip seal - where the seal attaches to the fabric of the suit (not the removable part).

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    The suit is almost brand new, and this appears to be a manufacturing defect.

    The inside of this spot looks to be a little rough.
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    Can I fix this by painting it with Aquaseal? I desperately need a functional suit this weekend and don't have time to take it in. Help?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Herb-alaska

    Herb-alaska Barracuda

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    i would spread some aqua seal over the inside and it should be just fine it may however void a warranty. You may want to call DUI and ask first
     
  3. sea_otter

    sea_otter DIR Practitioner

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    I managed to get out to the shop and have them take a look at it. They fixed it same day (with DUI's approval on warranty status). Hopefully that means no leaky gloves this weekend, hooray!
     
  4. SIUegyptiandiver

    SIUegyptiandiver Angel Fish

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    Hope your problem is solved and you have safe, dry diving this weekend. For future reference, a friend of mine told me aqua seal will only act as a short term solution if it works at all, apparently it doesn't adhere well to the gloves. He suggested I use a 50-50 mix of aqua seal and MEK, shake well and coat the problem area. I have a pinhole in each of my gloves, so am going to try this when I get a chance, though I haven't tried it yet.

    Diving warm and wet this week, so I'll deal with it when I return to cold, dark and scary....my favorite place to play on the home court
     
  5. DEEPLOU

    DEEPLOU Solo Diver

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    sorry for my ignorance, what is MEK?
     
  6. dumpsterDiver

    dumpsterDiver Banned

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    Methyl ethyl ketone. A known carcinogen
     
  7. WarrenZ

    WarrenZ Solo Diver

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    Methyl Ethyl Ketone A solvent

    Nasty stuff but works well - dont drink it.
     
  8. DEEPLOU

    DEEPLOU Solo Diver

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  9. KathyIGH

    KathyIGH Dive professional

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    Hi. This is Kathy with DUI. We have a small repair booklet online and available as a free download at http://www.dui-online.com/pdf/drysuit_repair_outline.pdf

    You could also add Cotol-240® to the Aquaseal. This will help it to dry fast.

    SEALANT PATCH
    1. Locate and mark where the leak is. Lay the suit inside out and on a flat
    surface.
    2. Seal by mixing 1
    /2 ounce of Aquaseal® and 1
    /2 ounce of Cotol-240® and
    apply two coats of the mixture approximately one inch around the
    marked area. Allow to dry for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
     

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