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Leak in silicone wrist zip seal :( Can I patch it?

Discussion in 'DUI' started by geoff w, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. KathyIGH

    KathyIGH Dive professional

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    Hi Geoff. Well good news is you found the leak source :). I have not heard of anyone having success patching seals. If you do have success please post.

    Thanks for all the feedback here in this string. It's great to hear divers helping divers!!!!
     
  2. Johanan

    Johanan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    A year ago I did patch a pinhole in my silicone neckseal. I cut a patch from a torn wristseal and glued it over the hole with a rubber glue from supermarket. It still works.
     
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  3. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    By "rubber glue", do you mean contact cement?
     
  4. Johanan

    Johanan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    They sell different glues in a supermarket over here in my place. We don't call them contact cement. The one on the picture is for plastic, but that one I used was for rubber. It must be flexible after drying.

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  5. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    Was it this one?

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  6. Johanan

    Johanan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Couldn't find the tube, but yes, it might be the same, I think.
     
  7. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    Thanks, they have several others. Can you describe the process you used? Did you coat both the seal and the patch, wait for the both to set up, and then stick them together? Or, did you just apply the glue and stick them together?
     
  8. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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  9. Johanan

    Johanan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    evad, I just followed exactly the instructions on the package...
     
  10. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    Mmm...........what did they say?
     

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