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BlueRaiderFan 06-20-2009 06:14 PM

Leaky Waders
 
I had a knife incident (don't ask) and put a hole in my waders. Patched it on the inside with a neoprene looking material and on the outside with a clear material, covered the hole and then some. They stopped leaking for a while, but now they are leaking again...Any suggestions on how to find the leak, or should I just add more patches, or what?

pineman19 06-20-2009 06:29 PM

Check out what Paula posted a while ago on this topic.


If you have a breathable membrane wader, let them dry. Then, turn them inside/out and use a bottle of rubbing alcohol and a spray nozzle. Spray the inside of the waders with a mist of the alcohol and where you see dark spots, those are your holes.

Hope this helps.

Paula

BlueRaiderFan 06-20-2009 10:51 PM

Pineman,

Thanks. That definitely helps. Wonder about the science behind it...interesting. I would love to not have to buy another set since this set is not even two years old yet.

Thanks

Dwayne

pineman19 06-21-2009 08:03 AM

Most of my problems seem to be in the neoprene bootie or where the bootie meets the wader. Had a pair I worked on for days last year, couldn't get the leak fixed, so I finally gave up. Leaks in the wader area are pretty easy to fix IMHO.

Good luck!

BlueRaiderFan 06-21-2009 09:34 PM

Thanks. I have the wrap on gravel guards, so I'm saved that trouble. I just hope I can get these dang things fixed:cool:


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