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Best adhesive/sealant for drysuit repairs?

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by OTF, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. Fish&beer

    Fish&beer Contributor

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    I don't have a pic of it but it comes in a grey colored tube, I buy mine from my local Walmart store.
     
  2. rdepes

    rdepes Registered

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    Thanks guys. Would the E6000 work properly to install a QCS on the wirsts and neck?

    As Evandro said, it is quite hard to find these glues in Brazil.
     
  3. grf88

    grf88 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Not having done it I can't say yes but if I was unable to find the correct 2-component adhesive E6000 would be my first choice to try. Why not do just one wrist first and see how it works before undertaking the complete job.
     
  4. lexvil

    lexvil Contributor

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    When looking for something to glue a pocket on a suit I looked at the E6000 and it doesn’t expressly say waterproof so I went with a gorilla glue that did claim it’s good for that, so far so good.
     
  5. grf88

    grf88 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Check out the website as it does state E6000 is waterproof. I also use Shoe Goo from the same company if I want a thicker product.
    E6000 - Products | In The Home & On The Job Products
     
  6. lexvil

    lexvil Contributor

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    This is what I tried, it’s doing fine for the pocket and I patched a hole in my other suit with it using it with a fabric patch.
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    I don’t know how useful it would be for other projects but it was cheap and is working well, I have aqua seal in a giant tube that I would normally use but I was out at the time and was waiting for it to arrive, now I don’t want to open it without some big project.
     
  7. grf88

    grf88 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It does say Use like E6000:)
     
  8. lexvil

    lexvil Contributor

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    Yea, I’m sure it’s all good, I just hadn’t used the E6000, if I was looking now for an alternative with these positive posts I would go with it.
     
  9. evandroairton

    evandroairton Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Ribeirão Preto - Brazil
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    Contact adhesive may work
     
  10. evandroairton

    evandroairton Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Ribeirão Preto - Brazil
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    I've instaled my QCS using aquaseal but AFAIK any urethane based adhesive would work

    You may also send it to Celso Pontes who has made a superb work changing my old DUI CNSE zipper, and replacing a broken wrist QCS i myself installed some 10 years ago

    Www.suppontes.com.br
     

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