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can you shrink neck gaskets

Is it possible to make a neck gasket that is too big smaller?

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Old 05-08-2018   #2
 
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Nope, don't think so. But its pretty easy to glue a new one on.
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You can try trimming it but that usually leads to premature failure. Unless the gasket is way to small think of it as being strangled by a very persistent 135 y.o. 82 pound man. Eventually he'll get tired and his grip will give out over time.
Or you can buy a larger gasket and glue it up.
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Is it possible to make a neck gasket that is too big smaller?
Get some glue from OS Systems called PB 300. Then you can Pleat the gasket in a few spots. If That doesn't work replace it with an OS gasket of the correct size. I would only try the pleating method if the gasket appeared new and not stretched out, thin or sticky... old.

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Easy to make them bigger, but smaller isn't happening without replacing it. Best place to buy gaskets I've found is G-dive.com. They have a great selection and you can't beat their prices. I'm sure YouTube has a few how to videos. Make sure the glue is almost dry, still tacky before you put the gasket to the suit. It won't move around as much and it will stay in place.
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I had a relatively new one that split because of a nick. It was a river repair that I pleated back together using Aquaseal. Either I fixed it or no more squirt boating on the Grand Canyon that trip. I added several layers of Aquaseal after each previous layer had dried. It lasted a year or two. Also, as Jake mentioned, I'm sure it would not work on a worn out gasket.

No guarantees so please don't tell anyone who suggested this.
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Just replace it—an easy fix.
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If you have more money than time, there are kayak shops and other places that will replace it for you. It is not always the most pleasant thing to do, but I'm sure someone will likely disagree with that statement.

The next question you should ask is how to do it. I invert and secure my dry top over an appropriately sized kitchen pot. I then stretch and secure the gasket over the pot and rollback about an about inch such that the two glue surface are immediately adjacent. I apply just enough glue and then roll the folded back gasket back into place. I then put 2" clear packing tape precisely and neatly to hold the gasket and drytop perfectly together. Then, don't touch it, don't mess with it, walk away for a day and hope it all worked out. How do other people do it?

A few more hints. Don't use your SOs favorite kitchen pot. Do it in a room where the cats can't investigate.
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