Wetsuit Repair Centre

Repairs and Alterations

Wetsuit Repair Centre

Whether it’s a one-off for an individual or a batch for a surf school, we’ll breath life into old suits.  Find out more, Contact Us

Wetsuit Repairs and Alterations

We play and work in tough environments, accidents will happen and when they do the need to find a reliable an experienced company who understand your products and how they are manufactured is essential. Damage to expensive and good equipment can also be both annoying and frustrating for these reasons we are able to carry out cost effective and speedy repairs in order to get you back in the water as soon as possible. Simply send the suit to Techneopro using the forms attached and we will be happy to quote for repair. Should you require an urgent repair please let us know as we are able to fastrack goods in order to get you on your way without the need to purchase new, beg borrow or steal!

Please feel free to enquire about repairs of any fabric equipment. With the extensive range of machinery and materials available we are able to repair much more than wetsuits.

Repair process

  1. Send your wetsuit to us with the repair form (Download below)
  2. We provide you with a cost for the repair
  3. After receiving your payment, we start work on your wet suit
  4. We post it back to you usually within 3-4 days.
We can also provide a fast track service for urgent repairs, please phone us on 01208 872222.

Download Repair Forms

Repair Address Label – Click to Downloadorder-form_repair
Repair Order Form – Click to Download

Repair order form

Caring for you wetsuit

We know what it’s like when your suit is damaged.  The timing is always the worst and you need it back as soon as possible and of course, you want a quality job.  Well here’s how we’re going to do it for you.

Most suits are glued and stitched. Should the stitching fail it is essential to repair as soon as possible. The stitching is the real strength of the seam and without it your garment has a real weak spot that can tear easily.

We have all types of sewing machine including blind stitch macines which are used extensively in the manufacture of high quality suits. Hand stitching is also sometimes used, where machining is not possible or may prove a risk to the suit.

Wetsuits are amazing garments, using your body warmth they are able to keep you warm by keeping the small amount of water between you and the suit warm. Should the neoprene tear, too much water will flush into the suit reducing the efficiency. It is important to ensure any tears are repaired as soon as possible. A split seam on a Triathlon Suit will reduce efficiency straight away and can easily get worse Using specialist neoprene adhesives and catalysts we are able to repair seams to the standard they were made. (We do not use black hard adhesive that can damage suits) Suits are then sewn back together and where necessary reinforced with heat tape.
Where an accident has damaged the neoprene by tearing it is not possible to simply glue. We use a press to cut an accurate hole around the damage, with the same press a plug is cut. This plug can then be glued in place, machined and taped if necessary. This type of repair has been used several times where suits have been chewed by rodents. Those pesky mice can cause problems, however if possible always store your suit in a garage not in the house. During a fire very dangerous fumes are given off if neoprene is burnt.

 

Where serious wear has taken place neoprene becomes very thin and will eventually tear. There is no need to purchase a new suit. By inserting a hand cut panel the suit will give years more use. This is a common repair for arms and crutch panels which receive a great deal of stress.

 

Occasional wear, tear or damage can result the need for a whole new panel. This can be carried out, and if required a different panel type can be fitted with harder wearing qualities or more stretch depending on your needs.

 

We are able to carry out alterations to suits which include the following. This is not an exhaustive list and we are always being asked to carry out specialist alterations from fly zips to dog suits! Zips in Arms, legs or Both Longer Zips Reduce Arms, Legs Key Pockets Zip Flaps Convert Suits From Long Arms and Legs (Steamer ) to Short Arms and Legs (Shorty) This suit (right) has had Arm Zips Fitted for ease of Access
We are able to carry out seal replacement to most suits, however suits are manufactured in different ways and for this reason we are not always able to help. Simple repairs to suits where holes are obvious and can be located can be carried out at Techneopro. Where suits need to be tested we are able to supply the details of Manufactureres who have these facilities.