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Old 02-24-2013, 07:01 PM
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I have a pair of Columbia waders and the neoprene socks are not sealed. I was wondering how I could seal them. Would aqua seal be the best. I would gladly take any suggestions.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:14 PM
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Ryan: As far as I know Aqua Seal is the best.
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i would send them back to columbia and request a refund.

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Are they leaking? If they are it seems the made a mistake and missed a step. I'd have them replace them.

By the way, did you look on the inside?
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Dan they are leaking and I have not checked the insides. I will do that when I get home today. I also just sent an email to Columbia to see what they can do for me. Thanks for the suggestions.
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The Aqua Seal (or a GOOP product) will work on tears or seam separations, but not on compression leaks
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RT's nailed it. If you have a leaking bootie odds on its a compression leak.
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I made the mistake of leaving my waders in the trunk of my car during a very hot summer spell.... all the goop that sealed the seam between the neoprene bootie and the waterproof/breathable material melted out. You could see the runs where the goop literally liquified and ran. No amount of re-gooping with aqua seal seemed to fix it.... Bottom line: they are now in a box in my basement and I have a new pair of waders which I NEVER leave in the car!
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I made the mistake of leaving my waders in the trunk of my car during a very hot summer spell.... all the goop that sealed the seam between the neoprene bootie and the waterproof/breathable material melted out. You could see the runs where the goop literally liquified and ran. No amount of re-gooping with aqua seal seemed to fix it.... Bottom line: they are now in a box in my basement and I have a new pair of waders which I NEVER leave in the car!
if they're in the basement, don't leave them near the furnace
ozone will kill them too.

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if they're in the basement, don't leave them near the furnace
ozone will kill them too.

Nope.... old ones are in the basement but still a long way from the furnace... thanks, though.
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