Who ask questions like this are kindly recommended to leave the old seal and glue the new seal on the old one.
Bonding two pieces of same material (latex and latex) is always much easier than bonding two different materials (suit fab. and latex).
Applying heat is good technique to remove the...
Bostik 2402 will work well. I recommend you to test it in prior, however. Just apply the adhesive on the ring surface and dry it for several days. Then soak in water also for several days. If the adhesive layer remains, it works. Do not forget to roughen the ring surface.
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Single component "Notape 9820" and 2 components "Notape 9360" contact cements are available there. They are very usable glues for drysuit repair although their original purpose is...
As I got no reply there, I moved this thread from the DIY forum.
Does anybody here know what kind of "general" adhesive can be used for repairing NITECS material of Viking HDS drysuit? I know the original Viking HDS adhesive is the best option, but it isn't available here in Japan. Thanks!
Hi. Does anybody here know what kind of "general" adhesive can be used for repairing NITECS material of Viking HDS drysuit? I know the original Viking HDS adhesive is the best option, but it isn't available here in Japan. Thanks!
I wear Viking Pro Tech BE suit. Quick dry and ease of cleaning may be the only advantages of the suit in comparison with the other suits of the price range. If they are great benefit of you, Pro Tech will be a promising option.
It depends on the item condition. The Pro 1000 suit is sold for $1500-2000 new. If the suit is the latest one (with rotatable inlet valve) with all original accessories and not at all worn, the price will not be bad. The suit is very easy to maintenance, so that it is the first choice of...
The instruction says that the rings must be lubricated by nothing but paraffin wax. If you use something like silicone, the rings may get apart as soon as they get wet since they are too much lubricating. If you do not use even paraffin, you cannot insert the inner ring to the right posision...
Thank you everybody. Now I'm going to dive dry with PP underwear but I want to be sure that thin underwear does not cause squeeze problem. I've been thinking thick undergarment is essential to avoid squeeze issue of shell dry suit.
I am planning my first non-tropical summer dive (water temp. 72F/22C) next week.
Exposure suits in my wardrobe are, however, only a 3mm wetsuit and a shell drysuit.
For me, 3mm wetsuit is not an option in that temperature, so I want to dive in the drysuit as far as that...
It looks old Viking Cuff Rings. It is somewhat different from their current product but works in the same principle.
You can find well illustrated installation guide at
Viking Drysuit Details - Dry Gloves
Even rougher side of the seal will be smoother than your skin. Even if the inside is very smooth, it does not improve sealing quality unless your skin is that smooth. That smoothness is for decontamination after polluted water diving rather than improving seal quality. This may be the reason...
Don't forget Thor suit from Northern Diver.
Full custom made is not possible but at least boot size can be customized. Front entry model is also available.
As far as know, the reasons why that grease sould not be used for drysuits are
- Grease catches dust, which may damage watertight seal
- Silicone grease prevents adhesion of repair patches when it spreads
Therefopre, SMALL amount of grease ONLY on the zipper ends may not be any problem.