Neck gasket replacement
Is it worth it to do the self-repair? Does anyone know of a local shop that can fix them in the front-range area?
I had RMA replace my neck gasket, and my wife did her own. She did a better job. I think most commercial places will cut the old gasket off, leaving about an inch attached to the drytop. They then glue the new gasket on top the remaining part of old one.
If you do it yoursefl, you can peel all the old gasket off and glue the new one directly to the material. So after you're done, there's less material around your neck. I don't think I notice the extra material, but someone small (like my wife) would. I suspect it's a lot of time to peel the old one off, so it would probably be expensive for the shops to do this, but you could ask them. If you decide to do your own, you *really* want to use the templates that are available. It's seems pretty easy with the templates, and a real (and messy) pain without.