Waders how to ?.......

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Waders how to ?.......

Postby Quak addict » Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:31 pm

Hey

during the off seeason what do you do with your waders?
do you hang them ? or what

Thanks :thumbsup:
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Postby had » Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:33 pm

i hang em upside down.
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Postby donell67 » Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:36 pm

i hang mine on a wader hanger in my closet. they are always there even during season. no garage for my waders. i think they last longer if there always hung up. keeps them from getting creases(spelling) in the rubber and causing leaks.
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Postby Goshawk » Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:55 pm

Clean them up then hang them up side down in a cool dark place.
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Postby gilmore1011 » Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:37 pm

ditto to all the above.
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Postby SCoutdoorsman » Sun Jan 30, 2005 3:20 pm

Hang um. Unless I get I just cant wait any longer and go wade in the pool :mrgreen:
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Postby quackkiller » Sun Jan 30, 2005 4:11 pm

Our season ended today and I washed mine real good and got all the mud off. They are hanging in the garage right now drying, but once they are dry I move them inside and leave them hanging.
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Postby asu72 » Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:27 pm

I spray mine with armorall and store tjhem in a plastic bag and they last me years. I have a friend who had a pair o red ball hip boots over 20 years old stored by rolling them up and putting them in a paper sack each year. They were still good until his son borrowed them and toe them on a fence!!!
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Postby macdaddy » Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:09 am

asu72: your story about your friend's Red Balls almost has me balling. I just gave up a pair @ my club's auction last year :thumbsdown: . Had mine seven years when they started to leak. Can't find U.S. made waders any more. I'd hate to loose this new Chinese pair. Don't hang them in the gararge? Why not? I do; hate to think that I'm jeopardizing another pair.
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Postby gsphunter » Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:01 am

asu
I've heard that Armor All can dry rot rubbers and plastics, because it is a water based product. Someone told me that McGuire's makes a product similar to Armor All, but it is an oil base, so it won't dry rot things.

Just something I've heard from a big car guy.
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Postby donell67 » Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:51 am

yeah armor all will crack plastic or rubber.unless its used on the product consistantly all the time.
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Postby asu72 » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:48 pm

mine never seem to have any poblems. They don't dry out in the plastic bag. The red balls wee just rolled up and put away. red balls must have been made better back then!!!!
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Postby tstrong » Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:05 pm

I don't know much about the rubber waders but the neoprene waders need to be in a cool place. If you hang them in the garage wrap a plastic bag around them and seal it. Or place them in a closet in the house where the air is regulated. I live in calif and keep my wetsuits i use for surfing like this. I've had them for years and not a rip or crack in them. The air will dry them out and there is nothing you can do about it.
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