Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How to fix your drysuit neck gasket in 8 steps

Here is what you need to fix your neck gasket from your drysuit



Check list:
- Basketball or soccer ball
- Pump
- 1 tube of Aqua seal
- 1 or 2 brushes
- Sandpaper number 400
- New gasket
- Latex gloves
- Tape
- Sharp blade or cutter
- 2 alcohol pads

This process will take you 40 minutes to 1 hr. plus 8 hrs. of drying time

STEP ONE:
Place the basketball (no air in it) in the neck of your drysuit













Pump the basketball until gets hard and gives a good shape to the gasket.

Will look like this:



STEP TWO:
Use the cutter and start cutting IMPORTANT you need to leave an inch from the old gasket, here is where you are going to connect the new gasket to.










STEP THREE:
Sandpaper the old gasket and the outside of your new gasket






When you finish turn your gasket inside out

STEP FOUR:
Clean the leftover gasket and the new gasket with the alcohol pads






STEP FIVE:
Apply aqua seal in the leftover gasket using the brush, make sure that you use the latex gloves









STEP SIX:
Place the new gasket on top of the basketball and start placing it in line with the leftover gasket. IMPORTANT: Remember that you are doing this process inside out, make sure that your gasket is inside out before you place it.












STEP SEVEN:
Use tape to hold the new gasket in place






STEP EIGHT:
Wait for 8 hours letting the aqua seal dry, remove the tape and the basketball.



After 8 hours



Ready to take it rolling



If you have any questions drop me a line.


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