Leaky waders

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  1. Chrissy fishfingers

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    Has anyone out there tuned up a old pair of waders with silicone ? Thinking about going over the seams to stop slow leaks.
     
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    Good luck with that. Aquaseal is the preferred product. Seal from the inside.
     
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    Turn em inside out..cover em in soapy water...stick a shopvac in and find the bubbles...let dry add aqua seal...done...or you can just take aqua seal along the entire thing...either way fom is right, inside out is best
     
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    So get this.. I have two pair. Both have leaks somewhere below the knees. I repair them, then two weeks later they're dripping again. So I fill up the leg of the wader half way with colored water. The colored water starts seeping out the hole, then I draw a circle around the hole with a black marker. Dry the pants thoroughly, then repair. Aquaseal works best, Shoe Goo comes in a close 2nd... except after a short time, the Shoe Goo wil dry and eventually turn up at the thinnest edges, allowing water to re-seep in.

    So, as much as I "tune-up" my waders, the leaks continue to spring up all over the place - regardless of what I use to repair them.
     
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    You just gotta get new ones every few years! The kicking involved in tubing puts more stress on them than they were designed to withstand. Neoprene is probably more durable, if you can take the heat.

    The good news is, in the summer you don't really mind those lower-leg leaks. The ones higher are a pain.
     
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    Too true.
     
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    All great advice.Thanks for replies . Now just need to lookup where to get aquaseal and ill be set.
     
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    Rick has a few tubes of it at Strouds. I just bought another tube there... to seal more friggin' holes.
     
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