Resealing seams in Waders

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Resealing seams in Waders

Postby tstrong » Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:52 pm

Going on my 3rd year with breathable waders and notice the inner seams are looking a little ragged. They do not leak and are the best waders I've ever had. Can I spread aqua seal on them - is there some type of tape I could apply or has anyone sent them to the manufacturer to have them done?
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Postby akbrett » Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:35 pm

I live in my Simms up here and always have the Aqua seal handy. I've used duct tape to reinforce the big holes, but the trick is getting it to stay put while the Aqua seal is hardening. The chemical disolves the adhesive on the tape and it tries to curl on you. The seams at the inside of the knee is the area where the waders seem to wear the most and I usually wait til it leaks and then just smear it on those seams like frosting on a cake.
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Postby ACEBLDRS » Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:30 pm

tstrong, this was my third season also with my breathables. towards the end of the season, i developed a very small pin hole leak. it was at my waist. it didn't matter unless i was standing in waist high water for awhile.

I bought some aqua seal and put a very thin coat on the outside of the seams all the way up the legs and the crotch. This solved my problem.

Clean your waders off the best you can before you put on the sealant. If it has dirt under it, it can come off, or not seal.
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:56 pm

or there's always gool ol' shoegoo... it works for everything... including shoes
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Postby tstrong » Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:41 pm

Thanks for all the info. Put on my waders and jumped in my pool up to my ribs for about 15 min and no leaks. I have some aqua seal so I'll leave it for now.
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Postby marcbme » Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:24 am

jjohnson_714 wrote:or there's always gool ol' shoegoo... it works for everything... including shoes


Shoe goo is AMAZING stuff...I can't belive all the things I've used it on. Although I haven't yet tried it on shoes.
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Postby Gooseboy » Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:15 pm

Yea they used to sell it in all the Skate Shops in SD because we messed up our shoes pretty bad. That stuff is awsome.

Glad there working tstrong. I usually just use herters wader repair kit but i think we are gonna buy some aquaseal next time.
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