How do you replace drysuit seals?

How do you replace drysuit seals?

It’s a great addition to the steps outlined below.

  1. Step 1: Inspect the Old Gasket.
  2. Step 2: Insert a Form Into the Drytop/Suit.
  3. Step 3: Position The Drytop/Suit.
  4. Step 4: Stretch the New Gasket Over the Form.
  5. Step 5: Fold the New Gasket Over Itself.
  6. Step 6: Buff the Old Gasket.
  7. Step 7: Apply a Thin Layer of Aquaseal.

How tight should a drysuit neck seal be?

For the neck seal, position the seal as low on your neck as possible. It should be snug, but not tight. If you are new to drysuit diving, a snug neck seal may feel a bit uncomfortable out of the water.

How do you repair a leaking BCD?

Check for Leaks — Partially inflate your BCD and put it in the rinse tank. Move the BCD around and put a little pressure on it. See if you can see any bubbles escaping. Mark the location of any leak, allow the BCD to dry, then repair with McNett Aquaseal or by Scuba Doctor Service and Repairs.

How do you cut a Kokatat neck gasket?

Slip the gasket over the tub. With a steady hand, cut around the gasket with the razor, staying on one line. All Kokatat neck gaskets come with concentric lines you can use as a guide; start by removing just one or two (we both trim two). Avoid creating nicks where the gasket can tear.

How much does it cost to replace seals on drysuit?

Here are some typical costs in US dollars, including parts and labor: Wrist seal replacement: $90. Neck seal replacement: $110.

How do you remove old drysuit seals?

If the seal was glued on with something less willing to give up its grip, you can do two different things. You can cut the old seal off so it is flush with the arm of the suit, and then simply glue the new one on top of the old. Alternatively you can sand the old seal of with a Dremel or something similar.

What to use to repair a drysuit sleeve?

Apply one thicker coat of PB-300 to the nylon. While the PB-300 is tacky, roll the edge of the seal down over the nylon sleeve, positioning the seal where it needs to sit. The wet PB-300 will cause the dry and wet glues to bond together. Use the roller to gently work out any bubbles or wrinkles, making sure the seal fits smoothly on the sleeve.

How do you repair a drysuit with pb-300?

Once the glue is dry, remove the mold and turn the sleeve inside out. Apply a bead of PB-300 around the edge on the inside, where the seal meets the nylon. Allow this to dry thoroughly. If you move the drysuit before the PB-300 is dry, the glue could stick to another part of the drysuit.

How do you repair a drysuit with MEK?

With MEK, clean the polyurethane surface of both the inside of the drysuit, and the patch. Apply several thin coats of PB-300 and press the two polyurethane surfaces together. Apply a thin bead of glue around the edges of the patch to avoid snagging.

How do you remove a seal from a drysuit?

Removing the whole seal is easy. Simply soften the glue by the gradual application of heat, or Methyl Ethyl Keytone (MEK), a solvent. Either process will cause the glue to soften, and the old seal can be peeled off carefully. Heat can be applied with an infrared heat lamp or by a hair dryer. Be careful not to burn your fingers.