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 Post subject: broken wetsuit zipper
PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:44 am 
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My zipper broke on my 654 today, need advice on where to get the wetsuit repaired or where I can get the zipper so can take it to a local seamstress for new zipper install? Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: broken wetsuit zipper
PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:52 am 
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The world is a big place.... :wink:

Where are you located?

My suggestion is contact a scuba diving club. They will know a good wetsuit repair person in your area.


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 Post subject: Re: broken wetsuit zipper
PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:15 pm 
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FredBGG wrote:
The world is a big place.... :wink:

Where are you located?

My suggestion is contact a scuba diving club. They will know a good wetsuit repair person in your area.
great idea thanks


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 Post subject: Re: broken wetsuit zipper
PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:36 pm 
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What broke exactly? I broke mine as well, it's 6/5/4 front-zipper. Haven't unzipped it all the way and upon removing the suit teeth stripped on one side. I was looking to repair it, but at the end it works just fine.


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 Post subject: Re: broken wetsuit zipper
PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:11 pm 
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Broke mine a couple years ago as well, i just thread the teeth though the zipper
everytime I put it on, kind of a PITA, too lazy to get it repaired.


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 Post subject: Re: broken wetsuit zipper
PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:13 pm 
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alexeyga wrote:
What broke exactly? I broke mine as well, it's 6/5/4 front-zipper. Haven't unzipped it all the way and upon removing the suit teeth stripped on one side. I was looking to repair it, but at the end it works just fine.

At the end of the zipper, were its supposed to stay together when you have the suit unzipped all the way.


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 Post subject: Re: broken wetsuit zipper
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:29 am 
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I had a similar problem on a 2-3 year old suit that was in otherwise good condition and lots of life left in it.

SO i took an old bicycle innertube and cut two small patches out of it and then I sewed one patch on either side of the zipper at the end to act as a stopper for the zipper slide before it ran off the teeth. i may have given up an inch of opening but it is fine and I still use this suit with no problem.

maybe you can do the same

send me a PM with your email address and I can send you photo if you want.


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 Post subject: Re: broken wetsuit zipper
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:12 pm 
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greatlakeaddiction wrote:
alexeyga wrote:
What broke exactly? I broke mine as well, it's 6/5/4 front-zipper. Haven't unzipped it all the way and upon removing the suit teeth stripped on one side. I was looking to repair it, but at the end it works just fine.

At the end of the zipper, were its supposed to stay together when you have the suit unzipped all the way.


Sounds like exactly like mine! :thumb: You don't really have to fix it, just work it in every time you'll be zipping up. Mine has been this way for 2 seasons now without any issues. But even if you really wont to fix it - your best bet is diving shops.


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 Post subject: Re: broken wetsuit zipper
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:45 am 
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Seatux out of Florida. I have had a few zippers repaired by him over the years Sent suit from Maryland and turned around quickly.


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