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    Default Boot Seam durability

    Hello,

    I have a pair of lowa gtx hunters. the seams on the outside of the foot tear every year hunting from sidehilling. this allows water to enter by the end of the hunt. I have had boot country repair the seams twice now however I want to cot the thread/seams with something to increase durability.

    Any ideas on what product to use to do this?

    Thanks
    NRA life Member JVJ

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    You need to use a nitrile rubber Welt-Seal. Sno-Seal and Atsko both sell an equivalent product and they both call it Welt-Seal. It's hella useful, not just for protecting boot stitching, but I also use it to protect the seams on my good work gloves and I use it to repair leaks in my waders.

    Problem is, you can't mail order it to Alaska, and it's hard to find. Whenever I travel to the Lower-48 it's one of the products that I buy ten tubes of.

    The Atsko website does a good job of explaining. If anybody knows of a place in Anchorage that sells it, I'd love to know. I'm on my last tube.

    http://www.atsko.com/welt-seal-facts/

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    interesting... would be interested if anyone else can find any locally. Thanks

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    Yeah, appreciate the info and will keep my eyes peeled.

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    For what it's worth, I just checked TSA and they specifically disallow you carrying seam sealers in your checked or carry on luggage. So... I guess I've been breaking the law when I've brought this stuff up from the Lower-48.

    *sigh*

    I really don't want my 747 to fall out of the sky in a fiery ball of death, but seam sealer? Really?

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    You can use aqua seal too. Its sold at most outdoor retailers.

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