Hole in nepreme

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Hole in nepreme

Postby Cut'm » Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:14 am

So I sat on a damned twig yesterday and it ripped my waders. Anybody have any luck repairing a tear? What'da use? Do tell.
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Postby MoHunter » Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:20 am

depending on how big the tear is, just use the standard neporene repair kit. That epoxy stuff works real good for me.

if the tear is too big, then you can always try to patch it up by taking some old neoprene gloves and cutting them up to make a good sized patch. sew that over the rip and then use the epoxy to go over the seams.
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Postby Escopeton » Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:09 pm

Aqua Seal. Pick it up at most sporting good stores. It will last longer than the waders.
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Postby Pete-pec » Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:22 pm

Sportsman's Goop. Done Deal!
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:49 pm

i just tore mine the other day and used that aquaseal stuff. i'll tell you how it works this weekend :thumbsup:
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Postby WingBreaker » Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:20 pm

I like a two phase approach.

1. Contact cement.(cover edges of broken area, let dry, and then touch together)

2. After the above, aquaseal the area to seal pinhole leaks.
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Postby santeerangerman » Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:40 pm

Escopeton wrote:Aqua Seal. Pick it up at most sporting good stores. It will last longer than the waders.

Gotta agree with this one. I've tried several different patch kits and materials, and Aqua seal is by far the best I've used!
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Postby quackquackbang » Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:46 pm

I'm going to agree with some ofthe others and say aqua seal . I patched a couple holes in my waders this year with it. great stuff. if you can't get that go with the goop.
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Postby hankrt » Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:14 pm

Shoe Goop, works great!!!
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Postby H.O.G » Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:44 pm

Escopeton wrote:Aqua Seal. Pick it up at most sporting good stores. It will last longer than the waders.

Aqua seal is #1 in my book. I had three bad tears last year and after using the aqua my waders were like brand new! :thumbsup:
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Postby Michigan » Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:17 pm

If the tear is greater than two inches and goes all the way through, then I use the patch kit that comes with the waders. If it's relatively small and incomplete, then I use Shoe GOO, Aquaseal, or GOOP.
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