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Old 04-20-2015   #1
 
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Other companies that pressure test and seal?

Are there any other companies that do a pressure test and leak sealing like Kokatat does? I know NRS doesn't, but someone was telling me that you can send your old IR gear to Immersion Research and they will also pressure test and seal up any leaks just like Ktat....is this true or is Kokatat the only company, as of now, that does it?

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Are there any other companies that do a pressure test and leak sealing like Kokatat does? I know NRS doesn't, but someone was telling me that you can send your old IR gear to Immersion Research and they will also pressure test and seal up any leaks just like Ktat....is this true or is Kokatat the only company, as of now, that does it?
OS Systems will test their own suits. Most companies won't really deal with other companies suits, often they will fix them own.

There is a good repair person here in the Pacific Northwest that I use sometimes. She also built the floor for my cat frame. She is a paddler herself, and knows what paddlers are generally looking for.

Her site is pretty bare bones, but she totally knows what she is doing.

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I know most companies usually won't touch gear from others. And I'm not in need of any repairs, just wondering for future purchases if anyone else offers the same service as Ktat of pressure testing and sealing. In my opinion this is a deal breaker for a dry suit since you can essentially always get a brand new suit after you get it serviced. Tops not as big a deal since your mid section gets wet regardless.

Does no one else have any idea? I figured this would be an easy question to get some answers to.
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It looks like the easy answer is to just buy a kokatat...
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That's actually not the answer to the question.

Plus I already did that anyway.
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Good decision!
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Yes, IR will test and repair their own gear under warranty or for a very reasonable fee.
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