Recent wetsuit repair completed at Technical Equipment Cleaners. The item arrived with torn neoprene material on the calf of this wetsuit. These types of repairs can be super tricky. Not all wetsuit repairs are doable? It all depends on material and type of damage, and damage to what area of the wetsuit. Usually it is the zipper that fails, back or front. Triathletes rip these things off quick, and they’ll tear at the seams or other locations…hence our repair request here.
We were able to glue this wetsuit cleanly and effectively. Stitching inside the calf/leg, or sleeve area is really difficult and usually takes a specialty machine. Glue worked like a champ for this repair!
A good stretch to test the work! Stitching here can compromise the material and create a “check book” type line of weakened material that rips again the first time stretched. Glad this didnt rip again…or tear! Sometimes it works great…and sometimes they dont. The triathlete’s wetsuit is repaired and ready for the next race!
Its still pretty warm outside these days, but fall is in the air each morning! Down jackets and synthetic puffys are coming out for coffee and dog walking. Switching to a lightweight wind jacket for early runs and rides is in order too! Stay clean and on top of all your outerwear this fall before winter. Its coming out of the closet and into the shop more and more as labor day approaches. Thanks for the goodies, and classics (Marmot Mtn Works Sleeping Bag!)from our customers and Salomon. Hit the trails!
Your ski jacket works fine for snowmobiling in bad weather. However, white ski jackets dont work well with pull starts and clutch belt grease. We has to put some work into this one….”elbow grease” you could say. At least elbow grease results in a solid clean job on a grwat jacket. Clean & Waterproof ready to hit the mountains again!
Down gear! Jackets, sleeping bags, and comforters. This is some of our favorite gear to clean and maintain. They tend to be the favorite item in the customers closets too. Keep your down-filled gear clean and full of loft for seasons to come at TEC!
“Bubbling” on the surface fabric is a typical sign of fabric and membrane delamination.
This is what happens sometimes with really old gear. Body oils and salts from our sweat, break down adhesives over time and can lead to this problem in your outerwear.
Sometimes its simply a byproduct of time. Notice the front pockets of the jacket. One is delaming, one is in perfect shape.
Notice the super old Gore-Tex label! If you see this happening to your jacket or pants in the first year or two of use, contact the manufacturer immediately. The best way to keep this from happening over the long haul is a regular proper wash and fresh application of DWR finish. TEC is glad to help keep your gear in top condition for years of adventure.
Roval wheel bag repair that we knocked out a few days ago. The tear at the base of the zipper followed the seam down a ways past the carry strap. Not too bad, but the loss of the slider made this bag unusable. We added a new zipper slider, a stop, and after a quick stitch, the bag was ready for carbon wheel carrying once again. Ride on!
Local iron forging, mountain guiding, dirty gear having, TEC customer, came back for pickup to stellar results. Solid results after having his down jacket cleaned, rewaterproofed, and repaired this week.