How to put on an open cell wetsuit on

Congratulations on your wetsuit purchase if you look into your suit you will notice that your suit is made from a rubber called open cell rubber. The information that follows is about the how to put it on and take it off, care and maintenance
and how to look after it
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1 Your suit when dry on the inside will be difficult to put on, you need to make up a slippery mixture using either wet suit lube or a mild body wash with water. If using a body wash mixture you need to get an empty plastic container, squirt some body wash into it and then add water, this will make a soapy mixture. (On a cold day you can use warm water)
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2 Pour the mixture into the pants first, slosh the mixture around and then pour any excess s into the jacket, the soapier the mixture the better.
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3 Slide your leg one at a time into the pants, pull the pant all the way up to the shoulders, and ensure a snug fit.
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4 Now the jacket, ensure inside of jacket is lubed up, slide your hands in first making sure you pull the suit up to elbows
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5 Hold the suit open at the waist and raise the suit up above your head and push your head and shoulders in, you need to stand straight and bring your shoulders down, your head should slide into the hood.
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6 Pull your jacket over your body and finally pull the beaver tail through your legs and clip
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7 Make sure the suit is fitting and all the curves are contoured to your body!
  Removing The Top  

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1 Leave your hood on and undo the beaver tail clip/s
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2 Fold up the bottom of the suit around the waste, pulling it up to your chest.
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3 Place any elbow into the fold as in picture, place your thumb on the same arm and push up on the folded part of the suit. You will be pushing on the outside of the suit.

Place your other hand on the opposite side and using your inside of the thumb lift up at the same time, this motion will lift or pop the suit up to your shoulders. Pull your arms out one at a time.
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4 Use your thumbs to peal the suit of your chin, your jacket should be now be removed
  Removing The Pants  
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Slide your shoulder straps down to your waste, and then gradually work your pants down to your ankles. Use your thumbs to peal the pants of your ankles.
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  Wetsuit Care  
Wash your suit in fresh water, and dry the rubber side first, turn inside out and finely dry the outer side last. Dry your suit away from direct sunlight.

If your suit gets an odor, soak your suit in a bucket of water with a cap full of disinfectant.

For wetsuit repairs and enquireies contact
Ocean Hunter 09-377-0896
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PHONE 09 377 0896
Unit 12/2 Tawa Drive
Monday to Friday
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Auckland 0632
New Zealand
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