WADER REPAIR

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WADER REPAIR

Postby Paul26 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:48 am

I know this has been asked a million times....too lazy to research and find old posts.

My Cabelas neoprene's are leaking along the crotch seam. Not a rip/tear/hole, but a seam leak.

What is the best sealant to put along the seam?
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Re: WADER REPAIR

Postby Dingbatter » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:02 pm

I have had buddies spray flex seal over seams, it seemed to work for a temporary repair.
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Re: WADER REPAIR

Postby merg » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:10 pm

Tried flex seal a few years ago. Was not flexible after it dried, to say the least. Wouldn't recommend.
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Re: WADER REPAIR

Postby Shurshot » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:51 pm

merg wrote:Tried flex seal a few years ago. Was not flexible after it dried, to say the least. Wouldn't recommend.


Agree, not what you would think. Best? 3M 5200. Make a quick dry 4200. Also make a 4000 that is black and also quick dry. I used gorilla glue clear 100% waterproof that has worked since the start of the season with zero leaks. I like it.
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Re: WADER REPAIR

Postby PungoShoresOutdoors » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:32 pm

Plasti-dip. The neoprene soaks it up. Spray on let dry, repeat. It ends up being flexible.
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Re: WADER REPAIR

Postby CountryRN » Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:07 pm

I have a pair of supermags that honestly have lasted since 2003 through a lot of hard hunting. About 6 years ago I had a crotch seam leak similar to what you described.
I removed a very thin layer of the mesh fabric from the inside and smeared shoegoo over the site and put a little piece of fabric back over the site. The repair has held well all these years and my son is now wearing them when he hunts with me.
Definitely the unicorn pair of waders, because I doubt any other pair will ever hold up as well.
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Re: WADER REPAIR

Postby Bluesky2012 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:34 pm

5200


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