This task covers:
Shears (Item 48, Appendix B)
Halocarbon grease 25-55 (Item 10, Appendix E)
Roller (Item 49, Appendix B)
Marker, tailors soap (Item 17, Appendix E)
Iron (Item 59, Appendix B)
Glue (Item 9, Appendix E)
Razor Blade (Item 15, Appendix E)
Seams. (figure 4-2)
Do not cut through inner seal tape.
Slice open seam with razor blade, almost to the tape and about 3/4-inch on each side of the leak.
Open seam far enough to allow for proper gluing.
Make certain the surfaces involved are clean, dry, and free from grease or oil.
The first coat (pregluing) should be relatively thick. It should be applied to both surfaces and should completely
cover neoprene foam.
A good preglue coat should appear shiny when dry. Allow to dry thoroughly (at least 10 minutes).
Apply second coat and ensure that it completely covers the first coat.
Allow glue to become tacky.
Press seam together with fingers.
Use nylon-split stripping and follow gluing instructions.
Preglue suit three times and the exposed cell side of the stripping once.
When final coat is tacky, apply stripping and press firmly with fingers or roller.