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Old 08-19-2015, 10:30 AM
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My bootfoot breathable waders have at least one small hole in them. Waters not gushing in or anything, but by the end of the day, there's a nice inch of water in my right boot

If they were neoprene stockingfoot I'd just pour water inside and roll it up until the pressure forces the water out of the holes. But they aren't neoprene and I'm concerned that the inside of the boot would have trouble drying.

Anyone know the best way to locate the leaks so I can patch them up?
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:33 AM
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What brand of wader? A quirt bottle of denatured alch, squirt, look for a 'black spot?' There was the damned pin hole.
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Cheap Cabelas ones.

My regular pair is getting small, so I have to use these until I buy a new pair.

And thanks for the tip. I know that has a lot of addatives in it... any possible negative side effects of spraying it on?
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Here is a good video by Simms on how to find pin hole leaks and repair them:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBI70sxYQKU
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Aha! I get it now! Thanks guys!
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Aha! I get it now! Thanks guys!
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Switch to stocking foot waders. They are cheaper in the long run because you buy the boot separate from the waders. I went from boot foot to stocking foot pure rubber then finally $200 gortex all are only good for a year before they leak except the last ones.
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Switch to stocking foot waders. They are cheaper in the long run because you buy the boot separate from the waders. I went from boot foot to stocking foot pure rubber then finally $200 gortex all are only good for a year before they leak except the last ones.

I have 3 pairs of waders... breathble bootfoots (my backup), neoprene stockingfoots (for winter), and breathable stockingfoots (my main waders).

I like the bootfoot better than my stockingfoot waders, because they are quicker for me to put on and off among other things. Just my personal preference though.

Although I see what you're saying... if boot size changes you can use the same waders still.
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Here is a good video by Simms on how to find pin hole leaks and repair them:
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Doesn't this work on goretex only?
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Doesn't this work on goretex only?
No, it works on any breathable waterproof fabrics.
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