Wetsuit Sticky Neck Repair

Wetsuit Sticky Neck Repair

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It happened again 🤦‍♂️

The dreaded black ring around my neck after surfing.

It seems to happen to all of my wetsuits after 2 or 3 years. The neck of the wetsuit starts to “melt” onto my neck. The latest victim is my 3/2 Xcel Drylock.

It feels gross, and I have to scrub it off with soap and paper towel after every surf.

But hey, I can’t just ditch a $500 wetsuit, so I decided to get crafty.

Aquaseal Neoprene Wetsuit Cement

$11.95 and two Prime days later, I had the solution: Aquaseal neoprene westuit cement.

This stuff comes out like gooey paint, and dries into a somewhat flexible rubbery coating.

As per the instructions, I did one coat around the entire neck of the wetsuit (the inside part, that comes in contact with my neck)… waited 5 minutes… did another coat and let it dry for 10 minutes ⌚️

Wetsuit Glue on Neck

I worked on half of the neck at a time, because it was too tricky to do the whole neck at once.

After letting it cure overnight just to be safe, I tested it out the next morning.

Success!

Wetsuit Neck Repaired

While it felt a little “crustier” than normal, it still sealed the water out pretty well, and didn’t leave any black marks.

$11.95 to salvage a $500 wetsuit… job well done Stevie 👏

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