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Old 04-10-2014   #1
Lakewood, Colorado
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drysuit temporary patch

I have a slight leak in my drysuit and am planning in sending it in for repairs, but was going to use it for a few days first.

Has anyone had any success or other recomendations for a quick temporary patch to keep a little dryer? I know where the leak is coming from, and was thinking about just throwing some duct tape on it for now. Any other recomendations?

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Old 04-10-2014   #2
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Depending on if it is a big tear or not, aquaseal is a good option for a quick fix.

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Old 04-10-2014   #3
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TREW gear, ski outerwear manufacturer. told me that duct tape can void warranty!!! just heads up. might check into it with the manufacturer
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Old 04-10-2014   #4
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Don't use aquaseal for a "temporary" patch as it cannot be removed. If you aren't even going to have it truly repaired, then it is fine. But if you are going to send it in just use some ducttape on the inside.
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Old 04-10-2014   #5
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Gorilla tape on the inside of the suit where the hole is. You can take off the tape and clean off any sticky stuff prior to sending in for repair.
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Old 04-10-2014   #6
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great, thanks for the info!
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Old 04-10-2014   #7
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Tenacious Tape... won't leave any sticky stuff behind once peeled off. It's pretty much ultralight duct tape without the mess. Tents, rainwear, missing drain plug, dry garments, down jackets... I've used it to repair many things.
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Old 04-10-2014   #8
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They make temporary goretex patches that stick on. They work pretty good as a semi permanent patch, and come off easy enough.

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Careful of gorilla tape/ duct tape. I did this on the inside of my drysuit and when I tried to pull it off, it was tearing out the inside laminate.
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Contact the manufacturer of your suit instead of asking a bunch of dirtbags on the internet...

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