Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    TDF Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    369
    Likes (Given)
    209
    Likes (Received)
    117

    Knee patch on membrane suit

    The thin (slightly) rubbery patch of material on the outside of the knee of my suit has got a little rip in it ( too much time crawling/kneeling on rocky ground no doubt). Iíd like to fix it.

    The suit itself is still watertight. It is just a protective knee pad thatís got the rip.

    I was going to use a bit of old car inner tube and lots of seam grip but now it occurs to me that neoprene from an old glove might be better (more flex) and only flying sound the edges of the new patch rather than slathering the whole back of it in glue.

    Am I over thinking it or is there a better way to do this?
    Obvs Iím too tight to take it to a shop😂


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    The swimming rodent Treerat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    North Cornwall / Devon border
    Posts
    753
    Likes (Given)
    169
    Likes (Received)
    499
    Squeeze some Aqua Seal on the tear and it'll be done.
    Andy
    www.budediveclub.co.uk
    www.gafirs.org.uk
    If it moves - canoe it, if it doesn't dive it!

  3. #3
    Established TDF Member Nickpicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Dacorum
    Posts
    3,987
    Likes (Given)
    3201
    Likes (Received)
    2124
    Is it a rip in the actual suit material, or just the rubbery knee pad/reinforcement?
    If it's the material, I'd patch it on the inside with a bit of drysuit material or neoprene tape (seaskin sell the tape and glue and should be able to provide some material)
    If it's the cover, I'd either leave it, or just cover it up with a smear of aquasure.

    I've just found, seaskin sell the reinforcement stuff, so yo ucould bond on a new knee protection sheet:
    https://seaskin.co.uk/acatalog/Melco...5500BLACK.html
    The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

  4. #4
    TDF Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    369
    Likes (Given)
    209
    Likes (Received)
    117
    Thanks folks. Yes it is the reinforcement only thatís damaged.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •