Using Black Witch neoprene glue
Using Black Witch neoprene glue for minor wetsuit repairs is a great D.I.Y or emergency solution for any little cuts or nicks you may get in your wetsuit.
Important note: D.I.Y wetsuit repairs can often void any warranty that covers your wetsuit. We recommend contacting the surf shop or wetsuit brand before undertaking any wetsuit repairs yourself. Whilst using Black Witch neoprene glue is ideal for any minor wetsuit repairs, anything more than small nicks/cuts should be carried out by a specialist wetsuit repair company.
Using Black Witch Neoprene Glue – Top Tips
1. Before you start, make sure the damaged area is clean and completely dry. Neoprene glue will not adhere to damp neoprene!
2. Less is more! Avoid squeezing out a large blob of Black Witch and applying liberally to the damaged neoprene. Firstly, it looks terrible and secondly it will make the area stiff and heavy. Instead, use a blunt stick and apply a small amount from the tube directly onto the stick. Use the blunt stick to apply a thin layer to both sides of the nick/hole. Allow the Black Witch neoprene glue to completely dry.
3. Reapply a second layer of Black Witch neoprene glue to the damaged area. Allow to dry until the glue is slightly ‘tacky’.
4. Using even pressure, stick the damaged area back together so that it is completely flat and even. Leave to bond for up to 30 minutes. Do not use the wetsuit for surfing for at least 6 hours.
5. Black Witch neoprene glue and neoprene tape can be used inside the wetsuit to strengthen the repair job and eliminate the chance of water leaking. Follow the above instructions and apply thin layers to both the inside of the wetsuit and the neoprene tape.
About Bodyline Wetsuits
With over 40 years of experience in wetsuit manufacturing and repair, Bodyline Wetsuits is the Europe’s leading wetsuit repair centre. Bodyline Wetsuits is the authorised service centre for Billabong, C-Skins, Quiksilver, Matuse, Mystic, Patagonia and Rip Curl wetsuits in UK, Ireland and Europe.