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    Boot Repair

    Hi all,

    My Gri Sports are bloody fantanstic but have noticed the sole is coming away from the leather. Not bad just where it meets and I reckon it compromises water tightness.

    What I am after is anyones experience with glueing this up. Obviously needs to be a glue that is strong but flexible as it will move while walking.

    Any tips or glues to try peeps?
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    Gibo get it done at one of those kiosks that does that sort of shit in a mall. That way you don't need to buy more glue than you need and they will have the right stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Gibo get it done at one of those kiosks that does that sort of shit in a mall. That way you don't need to buy more glue than you need and they will have the right stuff.
    Yeah mate I hear ya, was the next plan but though there may be an easy wee fix. Im sure a tube of glue will be cheaper than a shop and I could use the rest to get some quiet time at home
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    How old are they? I'd take'em back if they aren't that old.

    Otherwise I've found the best glue is to use Ados F2 glue. clean the 'wound' spotless and rough it up a bit with some sandpaper then spread the F2 liberally on both sides and let it go tacky. Then press the two sides together and wrap up tight with some bungee cord/ bike inner tube to hold it tight, leave bound up for 24hrs, job done. Also helps to hold the shape of the boot if you stuff it hard with newspaper before you bind it up.

    Those kiosks in my experience are a waste of time unless you need your heels redone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunty1 View Post
    How old are they? I'd take'em back if they aren't that old.

    Otherwise I've found the best glue is to use Ados F2 glue. clean the 'wound' spotless and rough it up a bit with some sandpaper then spread the F2 liberally on both sides and let it go tacky. Then press the two sides together and wrap up tight with some bungee cord/ bike inner tube to hold it tight, leave bound up for 24hrs, job done. Also helps to hold the shape of the boot if you stuff it hard with newspaper before you bind it up.

    Those kiosks in my experience are a waste of time unless you need your heels redone...
    About 18 months old I would guess. Yeah I think I might go your way Hunty. Is that Ados F2 flexible enough? The area's of concern as normal are where the boot bends when on the back foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    About 18 months old I would guess. Yeah I think I might go your way Hunty. Is that Ados F2 flexible enough? The area's of concern as normal are where the boot bends when on the back foot.
    Thanks mate.

    Seems to be fine, have glued a few flexi spots on boots and seems to last fine as long as you prep them properly before gluing. Also heating up the area your gluing with a hairdryer beforehand helps the bond. Good luck!
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    Don't be such a tight arse go get a new pair or we can fix them apparently our Crackpot has some good shit for you users
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    Don't be such a tight arse go get a new pair or we can fix them apparently our Crackpot has some good shit for you users
    They are new! well close enough. Nothing wrong except they are coming away slightly. I am all for fixing shit rather than adding to landfill due to being a lazy arse
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    18 months is a good run! I'm lucky to get a year out of any boots I've owned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    18 months is a good run! I'm lucky to get a year out of any boots I've owned.
    They are only worn in the bush, they get a clean and covered in bees wax, then sprayed with waterproof shite after every hunt.

    And here's the kicker.....I dont get out close to enough!!!
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    After going to the bootmaker for years to get minor boot repairs done before they develop into something that's gonna cause dramas in the bush, I finally got onto this awesome product - McNett Freesole.
    It's an adhesive that has performed faultlessly with every task I've thrown at it - sole repair, rubber rand around the edge of boots etc.

    You may have to 'Google' it to find where you can get it and if you've got the time it's cheaper getting it from the USA [shipping included]. There's also some handing hints on how to use the product on YouTube.
    Store it in the freezer to prolong it's self-life and place in a cup of hot water when you want to use it.

    If you've used a lot of SnowSeal etc on your boots it may be an idea to clean the repair area with Shellite before glueing.
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by sambar3006 View Post
    After going to the bootmaker for years to get minor boot repairs done before they develop into something that's gonna cause dramas in the bush, I finally got onto this awesome product - McNett Freesole.
    It's an adhesive that has performed faultlessly with every task I've thrown at it - sole repair, rubber rand around the edge of boots etc.

    You may have to 'Google' it to find where you can get it and if you've got the time it's cheaper getting it from the USA [shipping included]. There's also some handing hints on how to use the product on YouTube.
    Store it in the freezer to prolong it's self-life and place in a cup of hot water when you want to use it.

    If you've used a lot of SnowSeal etc on your boots it may be an idea to clean the repair area with Shellite before glueing.
    Cheers
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    Ha found already, 20 bucks for 30 ml should do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    They are only worn in the bush, they get a clean and covered in bees wax, then sprayed with waterproof shite after every hunt.

    And here's the kicker.....I dont get out close to enough!!!
    I try to have a work pair, hunting pair, but because my work pair wears out fast my hunting pair gets sacrificed until I pull the gorse out of my pockets and buy a new pair
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    Quote Originally Posted by sambar3006 View Post
    After going to the bootmaker for years to get minor boot repairs done before they develop into something that's gonna cause dramas in the bush, I finally got onto this awesome product - McNett Freesole.
    It's an adhesive that has performed faultlessly with every task I've thrown at it - sole repair, rubber rand around the edge of boots etc.

    You may have to 'Google' it to find where you can get it and if you've got the time it's cheaper getting it from the USA [shipping included]. There's also some handing hints on how to use the product on YouTube.
    Store it in the freezer to prolong it's self-life and place in a cup of hot water when you want to use it.

    If you've used a lot of SnowSeal etc on your boots it may be an idea to clean the repair area with Shellite before glueing.
    Cheers
    What's the Kiwi version of Shellite? Would some thinners work the same to clean wax of leather? Shellite seems to be camping fuel?
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