Black Witch Neoprene Glue is fast and simple way to repair minor cuts or holes in your wetsuit, without sending it off for repair. This can be done by yourself in a matter of minutes, getting you in the water quicker.
It’s important to know that whilst your wetsuit is still under warranty (most manufacturers give you 1 years warranty), any D.I.Y repair will void the cover. It’s best advised to take the wetsuit into the shop you bought it from, for a professional repair.
At Triocean Surf, we use Bodyline Wetsuits in Newquay for all our repairs. They are a wetsuit specialist and have repaired and manufactured bespoke wetsuits for over 40 years; so you can guarantee they’ve seen it all!
1. Before applying any of the neoprene glue, first ensure that the area in which you want to fix is clean and dry. This will help the glue stick to the neoprene, giving you a better, longer lasting repair.
2. For a better cleaner repair, use less of the glue, avoiding large clumps. This will look ugly and make the area incredibly stiff once dried. Using a stirring stick or blunt item (as pictured), add a sparing amount to the stick and apply a thin layer on both side of the hole. Allow the glue to dry completely.
3. Add another layer of the glue to the damaged area, and allow to dry until slightly tacky/ sticky.
4. Whilst applying even pressure either side to the repair stick the two damaged side together so that the surface is flat and even. Leave the adhesive to bond both sides of the damaged suit together for over 30 minutes. Do not use the wetsuit for at least 6 hours.
5. Black Witch neoprene glue and neoprene tape combination can be used to add strength the the repair, whilst creating a more water tight seal. For this method, follow the instructions above, applying thin layers to both the inside of the wetsuit and the neoprene tape.