How to use Neoprene Queen adhesive on wetsuits?
Neoprene Queen from Stormsure is a brand of neoprene adhesive that is commonly used for repairing wetsuits. It is a popular choice among divers and surfers, and is designed to create a strong and flexible bond with neoprene materials. It is a waterproof and flexible adhesive that can bond well to neoprene, making it a popular choice for repairing small tears, holes, and other damage in wetsuits and other neoprene products. Neoprene Queen adhesive is typically applied using a brush or spatula.
It is also formulated for use in the manufacture and repair of RIBs, inflatable boats, life-rafts, diving suits, wet suits and other marine and industrial applications that specify resistance to salt water, oil, fuels etc.
Many marine like products are subject to wear and tear; boats, marine fenders etc are subject to harsh treatment when in unsettled waters, whilst wetsuits are placed in and out of sea water and left to dry in the sun.
Most adhesives could not withstand such extreme conditions. Neoprene Queen (A3703) ensures a safe and secure bond in these conditions because it has a temperature resistance of -30°C to 120°C and is resistant to both sea water and chemicals.
The adhesive is waterproof and can be used for a variety of repairs on wetsuits, including sealing seams, fixing punctures and tears, and reinforcing stress points. It is also resistant to UV radiation, which can help to prevent the adhesive from breaking down over time.
Overall, Neoprene Queen is a great choice for repairing wetsuits, particularly for larger or more complex repairs. However, as with any adhesive, it is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully and to allow sufficient time for the adhesive to dry before using the wetsuit again.
• Easy to apply by brush or roller.
• Contact bonds in 10-15 minutes, full cure 12 hours.
It is worth noting that different types of adhesives may be more appropriate for different types of repairs or materials, so it may be worthwhile to consult with a professional wetsuit repair service if you are unsure about which adhesive to use for your specific repair. Stormsure Adhesive works better on fabrics for example. Please contact us for advice.
Basic step to step on how to repair a hole on a wetsuit
Here are some basic step-by-step instructions on how to repair a hole on a wetsuit using glue and a patch:
Wetsuit glue (such as Neoprene Queen)
Patch material (neoprene, nylon, or other synthetic fabric)
Sandpaper or abrasive pad
Marker or pen
• Locate the hole or tear in the wetsuit. Make sure to clean and dry the area around the hole before starting the repair.
• Cut the patch material so that it is at least one inch larger than the hole in all directions.
• Use the marker or pen to trace the outline of the patch onto the wetsuit around the hole.
• Roughen the surface of the wetsuit and the back of the patch material using sandpaper or an abrasive pad. This will help the glue to adhere better to the surfaces.
• Apply a thin layer of wetsuit glue to the back of the patch material and to the area of the wetsuit around the hole.
• Carefully place the patch over the hole, making sure to align it with the outline you traced earlier.
• Press down firmly on the patch, smoothing out any wrinkles or air bubbles.
• Allow the glue to dry, 10-15 minutes, full cure 12 hours if using Neoprene Queen. *Depending on the type of glue you are using.
• Once the glue is dry, check the patch to make sure it is securely attached. You can reinforce the patch by stitching around the edges using a needle and thread, if desired.
• Clean up any excess glue using a clean cloth and allow the repair to cure completely before using the wetsuit again.