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Camaro Silver Tech problem.

WishWish Posts: 7,747 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
So I have a shorty silver tech Camaro that I can say I'm in love with. But I've notice recently that it is wearing out fast right where my arms get pinned against the vest during the pull. So basically inside of the bicep area. Thought it was just taking off the silver but it's actually wearing a large hole in the suit the size of a half dollar. I've started to wear a long sleeve rash guard over it in an attempt to slow the wear. Any ideas? Anyone have a contact email or way to get ahold of the company. Maybe they will have an idea. Hate to see this one get any worse.
>>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<

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  • waterskigirlwaterskigirl Posts: 142 Water Ski Industry Professional
    The Titanium coating was pretty fragile to being rubbed on, wearing where arms hit vest has been fairly common, most likely, why they moved onto Black Tec time will tell if it holds up better. Ask your dealer to talk to Camaro for you they are usually pretty good.
  • WishWish Posts: 7,747 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @waterskigirl This was purchased on line from Sierra Trading Post. Not sure they can help. Was hoping to talk to Camaro themselves. Was thinking of a patch but made from the same material be it black or silver tec. But need the material. Open to any other ideas as well.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • MattPMattP Posts: 5,982 Mega Baller
  • WishWish Posts: 7,747 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited February 2014
    @MattP "...arms get pinned against the vest during the pull."
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • skialexskialex Posts: 862 Crazy Baller
    It's your vest! I had the same problem, the stamp on your vest is cracked and dried and it creates friction. Same thing if you are wearing a vest with belts such as O’Neil Outlaw. I really like my old vest (it's an Eagle vest and the image on the right side is cracked and feels like sand paper) so now I wear it only when it's hot and I don’t need a suit. Bib over the vest or rush guard works just fine and your suit will last for years. There is a net layer under the titanium coat and it will keep your suit from tearing apart, mine is still holding after 4 years.
  • WishWish Posts: 7,747 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @skialex. That's good to know thanks. One of my other loves in equipment is my Straightline vest. Did not think it was possible but the straps are probably what's doing it. Good to know a long sleeve rash guard will help as that's what I decided to try for now. At this point though my 2mm has worn to a 1mm in those spots. I could use my bib from the Atlanta Pro Am over my vest but that would mean taking it out of its frame and from behind the glass... ;)
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    skialex
  • ralral Posts: 1,708 Mega Baller
    +1 on the cracked stamp issue for Eagle vests.
    Rodrigo Andai
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    Had the same issue. Similar with black tek. Wearing a thin rash guard over it to prevent the problem. Suppose I could pony up for a new vest. The old Outlaw is about 7 years old now!
    Jim Ross
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,085
    Had a similar problem on my 2 mm Silver Shorty Camaro from putting my handle, inside my arm, while waiting around the turn island...Just put a piece of Gorilla Tape over the affected area, problem solved...Love that suit....Wish they had a 2 mm Black Tec Shorty.
    Special Thanks to Performance Ski and Surf and the Denali Adam's !!!
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