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    Default 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?

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    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

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    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

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    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!

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

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