Big hole in waders

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  1. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    I got it from a pair of waders that was being thrown out. Just clipped out a chunk
     
  2. Alexander

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  3. Salmo_g

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    G-man44,

    Back in days gone by we used to just use a piece of J & J waterproof first aid tape. Inside and out. It's white and looks ugly, but it lasted a long time between replacement. Why are you making this so hard?

    Sg
     
  4. Freestone

    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Do a temporary fix then take or send them to Rainy Pass Repair in Seattle. They will repair all kinds of outdoor gear and clothing and are an authorized GoreTex repair facility. You can even request a quote on their website so you'll know the approx. cost.

    http://rainypass.com/
     
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  5. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Thanks salmo. I'm not trying to make it hard, just pissed at myself cuz of how fucking stupid I was. Its my first pair of waders and I've never had to repair them so just want to make sure I do it right
     
  6. jersey

    jersey livin' the dream

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    Incense provide better mojo, lay off the candles...

    As Ed said make sure to cover both sides, but focus interior first
     
  7. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    I have old neo waders lounging in the garage just for that purpose -- patch material. I can send you a piece if you want it (pays to be a packrat, lol.).
     
  8. Steve Call

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    Duct tape will fix anything...... Anything!
     
  9. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Never heard of them... good to know since just about every damn thing most of us own these days is GoreTex or like material.
     
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    The fabric stores sell goretex repair patches
     
  11. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

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    Simms sells a repair kit with the adhesive you need and a couple of large pieces of breathable repair material. I think one side would be enough. Use your scissors and carefully cut out the damaged material so you have nice clean undamaged surfaces to glue. Clean with a little rubbing alcohol and let dry. Glue both surfaces and put wax paper on the surfaces and weight them with a stack of books.
    My advice don't try a temporary fix. Do it right the first time, because all the temporary glue, etc will just make it harder when you fix them right.
    jesse
     
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  12. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Thanks for this. I looked at that simms kit and it had awful reviews so I shyed away from it.
     
  13. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

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    Awful reviews??? It is breathable fabric and Aqua seal how difficult is it. Just make sure you get the technique right. I have done it several times. I am tough on waders.
    jesse
     
  14. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Yea it had 1 star out of 5 with a good # of votes with most comments being about the kit being designed for pinhole leaks, not a big hole like what I have.

    I went with using those stickers on each side and in a few minutes ill aquaseal the final patch on the outside. Ill post pics when done
     
  15. Eric Candelaria

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    What ever happened to the old burn on patches? or would they melt the new materials?