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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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    Ryan

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    Ryan: As far as I know Aqua Seal is the best.
    Larry


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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
    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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    RT's nailed it. If you have a leaking bootie odds on its a compression leak.
    When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dhaynes View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    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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