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    Repairing Waders

    Found out the hard away my waders have a leak. Has anyone had success repairing the boots, or replacing the boots all together. The rubber has broken down and perished. Thinking applying liberal amounts of F2 and putting car tube over as an immediate fix. I've got spare gumboots, and will have a crack at some stage to reboot them.
    Is F2 the way to go, or is there another "stick like shit to a blanket" glue out there

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    I've always had good success with F2 as long as you let it go off for long enough before putting the surfaces together. Tyre tube could be worth a crack.
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    HG Fix All. Get it from Bunnings.
    Will stick shit to shit.
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    It's only going to be a temporary fix, just long enough to get me through Sunday's shoot. I figured with the glue and tube, it should stiffen up the spot where it flexes, so should hopefully stay watertight for the day......
    Has anyone had a go at replacing their boots?

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    Once the boots go it's generally new waders time. Dryline are the best if you can afford them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MassiveAttack View Post
    Once the boots go it's generally new waders time. Dryline are the best if you can afford them.
    Thats what I was afraid off.I asked a while back about getting them redone, and was told the price will dam near buy you a new pair, which I did, but the boy has nabbed them. The neoprene itself is still in as new condition, just the crap boots have perished. Ill give it a crack one of these days, cant be to hard??????..... famous last words

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    Good luck. On a similar subject the cheap waders have vinal boots which don't last very long and the more expensive ones have rubber gumboots. Dryline use premium made in oz gumboots and they can replace them.

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    Had a decent look at the boots, and they're perished all over.Beyond a temp fix, so it's cut the boots off and going to reboot. I'm not sure how successful it's going to be, and can't have them fail, so I stumped up and got another pair. When I get the old ones done, I'll try them out in the river with the reserve ones not far away. Nothing worse than being in waist deep water, southern blowing, sleet coming down,and you've got wet feet

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    Burn em and get new ones if you using them in the lake
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    In my experience with the amount of hunting I do the cheap neoprene waders last one season. My hunting mate and I brought some end of line breathable thigh waders off dryline a couple of years back and they have been absolutely fabulous. Highly recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MassiveAttack View Post
    In my experience with the amount of hunting I do the cheap neoprene waders last one season. My hunting mate and I brought some end of line breathable thigh waders off dryline a couple of years back and they have been absolutely fabulous. Highly recommended.
    Maybe it's my ancestory coming out, but they only lasted about 12 yrs. Very disappointed in them
    They only get worn a couple of times a week during the season, so they're otherwise immaculate.
    Have had PVC ones before, but found them bloody cold when standing in water, how do you rate these ones in that regard

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    Quote Originally Posted by oraki View Post
    Maybe it's my ancestory coming out, but they only lasted about 12 yrs. Very disappointed in them
    They only get worn a couple of times a week during the season, so they're otherwise immaculate.
    Have had PVC ones before, but found them bloody cold when standing in water, how do you rate these ones in that regard
    They would also be cold. Like everything you need two pairs. One in 5mm neoprean for standing in water and southerly on the lake. One in breathable for when you have to walk more than stand.

    However leaky waders are colder than breathable ones that don't leak. I did consider wetting my pants to warm up my feet but decided I would just be cold.
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