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time to clean the waders!!

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Yikes! I actually threw mine in the back of the car late last fall and haven't even opened them until today. WHEW!!! rinsed and soaked them in cold water and now they are hanging in the shower, nice and clean and fresh smelling, believe it or not!. They are sterns breathable bootfoot waders. Cost me $70 3 yrs ago. Love 'em!!!! Yes, I do, even if I do treat them badly.

Any suggestions as to how I should go about looking for leaks. I noticed last season that water was starting to seep into my calves around the seam with the neoprene bootfoot. I'd like to seal them up and do any patching now before spring when I will really need them.
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Now is a good time to fix those waders - it's no fun dealing with leaky waders. Use a flashlight in a dark room and you should have no problem finding it - with neoprene you may need to stretch it so the light can shine through. Use aqua seal and cotol 240 to repair it (see below)

Bass Pro Shop had these products as a combo kit and stated that...Aqua seal Cotol Combo is a fast-acting, reliable sealant that's ideal for repairing leaky waders, float tubes, wet suits and neoprene fishing gloves. Cotol 240 is a clear liquid cleaner that also acts as a catalyst with Aqua Seal and lowers viscosity for deeper penetration as well as decreases drying time. The Aqua-Seal Cotol Combo includes: 1 oz. of Aqua-Seal, 1/2 oz. of Cotol 240 and one application brush.

This post edited by walleyeman 06:02 PM 03/17/2008


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