Latex neck seal
Latex cuffs on dry suits have a limited life span due to certain environmental influences but also depending on the type of storage. Also care products like skin cream shorten the lifetime of the cuff considerably.
If the cuff becomes sticky or shows a fine crack formation, the cuff has to be changed.
We offer here high-quality cuffs from European production, available in 4 sizes which usually correspond to the dry suit size. If you do not know the cuff size, please let us know the neck circumference. Material thickness at the neck approx. 0,75 mm.
New cuffs have quite a lot of tension, like to put them over a small bucket etc. for a night before wearing them for the first time and stretch them to soften the material. If you cut it before, the cuff often expands after a few dives and water can penetrate.
Usually the cuff sizes match the men's suit sizes. So Trocki in L, cuffs in L. Lady's skirts usually one size smaller - so Trocki in L, cuff in M. Often there is a number in the cuff - have a look.
We sell hundreds of cuffs a year according to the table, the table fits. Please call us if you are unsure. This is more frustration free …
Neck circumferences from 30 cm to 45 cm in does not work in 4 sizes?
Sure - you have to cut off one or two rings... Gladly stretch the cuff 1-2 days before by means of pylons or small buckets. To cut the cuff we recommend to pull it over a large pylon and cut it with a cutter knife (with a new blade). One turns the pylons, one cuts with the cutter knife - without taking off.
The cuff size is good when you have put the cuff on; pull slightly on the cuff (this corresponds to the pressure you would otherwise have through the air in the dryer) - and the cuff will fit a good middle finger width. That is about 1.5 - 2 cm.
What do I glue the cuff with?
In the networks you can find some information about what who has tried where. Sometimes with more, sometimes with less success. Watch out, some glue attacks the latex.
We recommend (and use in our workshop) the 2K - glue from UNITEC Helmsdorf, the HELASTOPAKT 2K with the hardener RFE. As cleaning agent we use LÖSIT MEK from the same company.
You can find these products in our shop - also as a low-priced combination package with cuff(s) and tape
If you have any questions about application or assembly - please contact us!