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Old 03-06-2010, 12:29 PM
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Anyone ever use shoe goo to repair a rip in breathable waders? I'm staring at a rip and a tube of shoe goo and rather than run out to the tackle shop....
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Not breathable waders, but I have on the old style rubber hip waders. It worked great. In fact my Canadian buddy ripped the boot most of the way off, and I shoe gooed it back on with a rubber strip. It worked fine. And that was a far more catastrophic bit of damage than I'm sure your waders are suffering.
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I have used shoe goo on breathables when I got a seam rip. It worked just fine. kind of stiff, but perfectly waterproof and very durable. I put it on the inside and the outside of the waders. Fished them that way for a few months until I could afford a new pair. Still have them as a backup.

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i use the goop products all the time for wader repairs. I thin it to seal seams on the inside, cuts and holes I use it full strenth. lasts a lifetime. I also thin it to use as a cement on feathers and such for tying.
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i use the goop products all the time for wader repairs. I thin it to seal seams on the inside, cuts and holes I use it full strenth. lasts a lifetime. I also thin it to use as a cement on feathers and such for tying.
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What do you use to thin it??

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Yea Bob, let us know what you thin it with.

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I use lighter fluid.
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shoe goo may work, but I used this stuff that is used to seal tents. I think its just called tent seal and to keeps the water out great. It is a little more expensive than shoe goo though
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Toulene to thin it, yeah I know its bad but thats what the base line is for most glues and sealants. paint stores carry it, though some states have out lawed it. Ny for one. i buy it by the gallon.
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Default Re: Shoe goo to repair waders

Thanks for the feedback ... i used the Shoe goo to repair the rip ... if it fails I'll let you know.
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