The Kokatat Neck Gasket Repair Tool Kit provides all the tools necessary to fix a torn neck gasket. No more stealing road cones!
- (1) Melamine coated round repair board
- (2) 1/2 circle clamp rings
- (6) Spring Clamps
- (1) Roll two-sided tape
- (1) Neck gasket shape retainer form
- (1) Instruction Sheet
- Gasket not included
It doesn't have all the items we need to replace the neck gasket, such as sand paper and Cotol 240. So, why is it so expensive? And then we need to buy the gasket apart. Terrible!
Neck gasket tool works fine
Everything worked fine with one exception. To set up the process, you need to hold one side of the dry suit neck opening (the side not to be glued) reasonably flat on the two semi-circular collars. Two-sided tape is provided for this purpose, but it would not hold the Goretex down. Instead of lying flat, the material kept popping up and wrinkling. I bought Scotch Permanent Outdoor Mounting tape (the exact brand name), which claims to hold up to 5 lb. It worked fine, holding the Goretex nice and flat on the collar so I could set everything up for gluing, then afterwards allowing the Goretex to separate easily without any damage whatsoever. It makes the process easier if you set the neck area of the dry suit and collars on top of a cylindrical object maybe 1-1/2 feet high. I used a TheraRoll. That way the rest of the dry suit flops down out of the way as opposed to bunching up and complicating things. I was afraid the tiny tube of Aquaseal glue might be too little, but not at all. It was plenty. If it's your first time. do a dry run through before applying glue.
Kokatat Neck Gasket Tool Kit
Kit worked great. I watched the Kokatat video a few times which demonstrated how to use it before starting on wife's dry top. The results were excellent and gave it a factory look. Initially I was nervous that the small tube of Aquaseal was too small...this was not the case as it was just the right amount as the kit properly pressures the new gasket to the old so you don't get glue everywhere. No wish Aquaseal sold this small tube size.