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Old 02-24-2011, 09:23 AM
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Default wader repair

I have been using Simms L2 wader for 4 years and fished about 30 times or so. I found the other day that my knee area got soggy, not socked wet. So I visited the Simms website and followed the repair procedure, instructed by their youtube video. They suggested that I turned the wader inside out and sprayed alcohol, which will show some dark spots and that Aquaseal, a type of glue, should be applied to those dark spots.
I followed it (up to the spraying alcohol), but I could not find those dark spots. Does it mean that the pores are too small to detect? Another question is: Is this typing of water sipping a sign that the wader’s life comes to an end soon?
For now I just put some Aquaseal some of those areas which I suspect based on my unscientific gut feelings. But I want to see how it goes next time.

Do any of you have the similar experiences?

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Old 02-24-2011, 09:48 AM
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Worst case, turn them inside out and fill the legs with water a little past where you think the leak is. Once you locate the leak circle it with a magic marker. Empty the waders out, dry the spot off and put waterever sealer( I like Aquaseal) you use on the circles and let dry.
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A little tip
Don't hang your waders from your shower head while you're filling them with water
I've heard from someone that tried it that there may be consequences
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A little tip
Don't hang your waders from your shower head while you're filling them with water
I've heard from someone that tried it that there may be consequences
and be sure the stockings touch the ground or the floor
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Lay them in the tub to do it and you can check the leaks much higher.

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