Repair of snags and tears on neoprene wetsuits (surfing, diving, triathlon, etc)
A snag or tear is often the first step before a hole is created. Ideally, you should act beforehand, for the sake of your wallet!
A tear can happen quickly
The flexible properties of neoprene also make it fragile. Thus, a suit can quickly become snagged with wear.
It should be noted that most snags do not occur in the water, but rather during the transport of the suit, or even when putting it on, on asphalt for example.
For divers, the risk is higher because the proximity to the reefs makes wetsuits vulnerable.
Surfers and other watermen are not left out as these sports often require fins to steer the boards, which can also easily cut and tear the neoprene.
Recognising a snag from a hole
A snag or tear remains on the surface of the neoprene. As long as the neoprene is not pierced, it is not a hole. This difference is important because the two are not treated in the same way. To see how to repair a hole in a wetsuit, click here.
Repairing a rip or tear
The repair of a tear will be done with a special neoprene glue, which will be placed on the torn edges in order to glue them firmly together. Since there are no holes in the suit, there is no need to re-sew it directly. The glue usually lasts quite a long time, and avoids spending more money on repairs. We offer glue repairs from €10 excluding VAT. Don’t hesitate to ask for your free quote!