Drysuit zipper replacement

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Drysuit zipper replacement

Post by PAC » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:41 pm

Since the topic of the day is dry suits...

Has anyone replaced their drysuits zipper? If so how hard and any tips / suggestions?

As of right now I have a suit that needs work and those that repair are on hiatus. I'm in no rush but figure with the availability of scub dry suit zippers on ebay (not real expensive) I might give it a go.

thoughts?
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Re: Drysuit zipper replacement

Post by pblanc » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:16 pm

Is it a Kokatat, Paul?

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Re: Drysuit zipper replacement

Post by PAC » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:51 pm

Nope - NRS. Just wondering if others have done this at home. Looks like the scub folks do it often with success.
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Re: Drysuit zipper replacement

Post by Yukon » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:41 pm

Do you have a link for the zippers? I always thought it would not be worth the effort to change out a zipper
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Re: Drysuit zipper replacement

Post by Dave.E » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:53 pm

A dive shop will likely do this for you. NRS probably would too.

I would be skeptical doing it myself. Seems a lot harder than a gasket.
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Re: Drysuit zipper replacement

Post by Bill M » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:03 pm

Very hard as a DIY. Need industrial sewing machine and seam sealing equipment. Dive shop or mfger would be best bet. Unless suit is in very good shape probably not worth the effort.

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