How to remove wax from your wetsuit

Wetsuits: use the iron, not this way | Photo: Seventhwave Wetsuits

After many surf sessions, wax will accelerate wetsuit tear. Learn who get rid of it quickly.

What do you need to remove unwanted surf wax from your favorite wetsuit? Get a clothing iron - no steam - and an old tea towel or clean rag.

Now, set the iron to a low temperature, for example, selecting the nylon setting. Then, test a small area on the inside of your wetsuit, to make sure it won't burn.

Lay the tea towel over the area where wax is glued to the neoprene. Iron over it and make sure to keep the iron moving to reduce chances of burning.

You'll notice that the wax will stick to the towel. Repeat the process in all needed areas (bum, knees, hips and elbows), until there's no wax in your second skin.

Attention: wetsuits with rubber seals or liquid taping will melt under the heat. Also, don't iron over zips or PVC kneepads because heat can warp and damage them.

Finally, remember that some chest panels have a fluffy lining which will melt under heat. Watch the video prepared by Seventhwave Wetsuits and learn how to make your wetsuit last longer. uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more on our About section.