Need help repairing hole in waders

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Need help repairing hole in waders

Postby waterfowler82 » Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:12 am

I put a hole in my waders yesterday. I was walking and when I step forward I have a small stick penetrate the rubber boot portion of my neoprenes. The hard part is that the hole is (more or a tear) that's about 3/4" long (vertically) and is right above the ankle on my boot. Given that that is an area that is constantly flexing and under stress, do you guys have any suggests for repairing the hole? I was thinking about using some type of a tire patch or something...what do you think?
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Postby Ducksbeus » Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:50 am

That SUX!!! Ive used Shoo Goo for small punctures...about $10 at Wally World...Id try patching it with that stuff or maybe sum JB Weld :yes: :yes: :yes:
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Postby Smackaduck » Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:17 pm

SHOO GOO works wonders. Just be sure and let it dry good.
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Postby waterfowler82 » Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:26 pm

If I use shoo-goo, should I use a patch? And if so, what type of patch? I tear is actually fairly clean, but I have a distinct feeling that it'll leak if I half-@$$ the repair job. Check out the pic and let me know what you think (please... :mrgreen:).
Thanks for all of your help!

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Postby mud duck » Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:28 pm

I'm sure you could use a rubber bike tube patch in conjunction with shoe goo.
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Postby Smackaduck » Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:29 pm

I think the shoo goo would fix it. BUT because of where it is I would get a rubber tire patch, you know the little round ones. Glue it down let it set and dry the put a generous amount of shoo goo over that. That should be pretty much bullet proof.
NOTE: Waders are not bulletproof. :laughing:
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Postby waterfowler82 » Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:42 pm

So that's why my waders were leaking blood earlier! :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
Damn, I guess I owe my wife that $10....
Thanks man,
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Postby Gooseboy » Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:17 pm

back when i used to skateboard, shoo goo worked wonders.
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Postby waterfowler82 » Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:37 pm

I used ShooGoo and it worked great. Unfortunately, I discovered another leak but this time it is in the neoprene area... :pissed: I guess I'll gain some experience repairing that as well...
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Postby Smackaduck » Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:43 pm

Shoo goo will work on neoprene too. Go ahead and use your neoprene patch kit and then put shoo goo over it. If you dont have a patch kit, shoo goo will work without it. Depending on the size you may have to do it inside and out. :thumbsup:
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Postby waterfowler82 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:25 pm

Sweet! I'll give that a shot :thumbsup: Boy, that Shoo-Goo stuff is awesome! When I repaired my boot I put a blow dryer on it, set to warm, for about 8 hours and that stuff seemed to cure really well. I hope that I have a similar experience with the neoprene damage. I should buy stock in Shoo-Goo...
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Postby Smackaduck » Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:28 pm

I think it would be a wise investment. I use about a tube a year . :toofunny: :laughing:
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