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    Default Boot/wader repair

    It seems as though most of my footgear has sprung leaks!
    I've tried the shoe goo and goop, with poor results. Most of my holes seem to be in the rubber soles and the stuff just doesnt stick. I've thought maybe of using barge cement.
    What have you guys tried that works best?....

    I'm tired of soggy feet...


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    aqua seal although don't recall ever using it on the soals of my boots
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    Aquaseal is amazing stuff. Stays flexible and sticks to most things well. However, both it and Shoe Goo are urethane based and are best when used on plastics or cloth. I'm thinking there must be something better for rubber and neoprene.

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    aqua seal works great on neoprene as well..and rain gear..fixed alot of rain gear with a duct tape backing and aqua seal. never tried it on the soles of my boots though...never spring a leak in the sole of a boot for that matter.
    how do you know its the sole thats leaking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRWNBR View Post
    never spring a leak in the sole of a boot for that matter.
    how do you know its the sole thats leaking?
    By the water gushing through the nail hole.........

    I've also got a torn sole on a pair of hikers.....

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    lol nail hole!! i love it! have you tried a worm that you'd use to fix a leak in a tire? that might fix up the sole hole....
    no good ideas on the torn sole, other than just get some new boots!
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    maybe some hotglue see if you can melt the rubber back together with the tip and add a bit while heating it, push the hot tip right in the hole. And as far as aqua seal on neoprene you can't beat it. repairs on a torn sole either the bootstore on old seward they might have some tricks, or head to walmart for another set
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    Aquaseal and sprinkle a little sand on it...

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    Thanks for all the input. I will try the aquaseal first I guess. My next run to Wasilla. I suppose sportsmans warehouse should have some.
    I thought of melting but I'm leary to do that first, lest I do more damage to a relativey new pair of boots!

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    The local tire shop here has put a tire patch on the side of my hip boots. Has held for a year.
    They patched the lower, next to my little toe.
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