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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.

    Gary

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by sandfly View Post
    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.
    Bob -

    What do you use to thin it??

    Thanks - Jim

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

    Frank

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    I use lighter fluid.
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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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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    Default Re: Shoe goo to repair waders

    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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    fly tying and fishing Gillie..

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    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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