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Title: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: joefriday on August 25, 2016, 14:06:32 pm
My wading boots are in need of repair.  Does anyone have suggestions on a repair method?....Seamseal?, Gorilla Glue?  Epoxy?...

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8556/29192973926_28cccacd82_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LtFC5E)boots (https://flic.kr/p/LtFC5E) by Joe Friday (https://www.flickr.com/photos/131214203@N07/), on Flickr

Thanks!
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: bmadd on August 25, 2016, 14:08:51 pm
I have a two step method that will work wonders in your situation.
Step 1: Take your wading boots and throw them in the trash.
Step 2: Buy new wading boots.
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: Dougfish on August 25, 2016, 14:15:47 pm
^^^^I agree with this approach.^^^

If you try anything, I would go with Goop.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_9_4?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=goop+glue&sprefix=goop%2Caps%2C346 (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_9_4?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=goop+glue&sprefix=goop%2Caps%2C346)

And that link is through the BRFFF portal. The boss will be happy.  d:b
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: JMiller on August 25, 2016, 14:28:30 pm
Buy new boots.
Ive tried every glue imaginable. You'll be lucky to get a full trip out of them.

I keep these as my backup boots.
https://www.amazon.com/Frogg-Toggs-Sticky-Rubber-Wading/dp/B00C8BW21E
Cheap and good.
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: Dee-Vo on August 25, 2016, 15:06:23 pm
I'd trash them bitches. Buy more.
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: joefriday on August 25, 2016, 15:27:09 pm
Quote from: bmadd on August 25, 2016, 14:08:51 pm
I have a two step method that will work wonders in your situation.
Step 1: Take your wading boots and throw them in the trash.
Step 2: Buy new wading boots.


0:0  haaaa..Awesome.  yeah....I was afraid that would be correct answer.  I really liked these boots, too.  Hate to see them go, but I think they already went.
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: bmadd on August 25, 2016, 15:46:51 pm
What JMiller said, there's not a glue that's going to give you any kind of fix for very long. You would just be avoiding the inevitable.
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: driver on August 25, 2016, 16:36:43 pm
Dry you boots after using them. They will last longer. Being wet for days after wearing them breaks down the componets holding em together.

Peet boot dryer FTW
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 25, 2016, 17:23:13 pm
Search for Barge Cement, that what old timers used , glue those puppies back together, wrap in duct tape and let em cure for a couple of days, do not remove tape.

But you might be better off just buying a new pair


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Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: Yallerhammer on August 25, 2016, 18:00:48 pm
Shoe Goo is about as good as you will find, but those look kind of enfuckulated.
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: troutfanatic on August 25, 2016, 22:11:59 pm
Duct tape. Lots of duct tape.

Shit. I give up on boots. I've used Simms G3s, Orvis Access and Orvis Pivot. Ironically, the 70.00 pair of Korkers I bought in 2008 lasted longer than all of them combined.

My opinion? Buy the cheap boots on sale/closeout. Have a stockpile ready.
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: Grannyknot on August 26, 2016, 08:52:30 am
Sole separation is easier to fix than stitched seams popping loose. 
I'd load that bitch with gorilla glue and clamp it.
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: tomato can on August 26, 2016, 18:14:56 pm
I've repaired that same boot with tons of shoe goo and it lasted another year.  same blow out also.
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: itieuglyflies on August 26, 2016, 19:24:34 pm
Carefully, cut the soles off the boots, buy lots of super glue, take your socks off and glue the soles directly to your feet......or you just might want to buy new boots
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: ajhock on August 26, 2016, 20:07:55 pm
3M 5200. 
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: driver on August 26, 2016, 21:04:54 pm
Quote from: ajhock on August 26, 2016, 20:07:55 pm
3M 5200.

Thats actually a great idea. That shit is invincible.
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: joefriday on August 29, 2016, 12:55:26 pm

I applied about 1/3 of a tube of 3M 5200,  used small blocks and C-clamps to hold everything in place, and let sit for 24 hours.  Ugly, but seems to be strong as heck.  thank you all for the input.   I'll have to do a fit-test to see if they feel different on my feet this evening.

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Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: Dee-Vo on August 29, 2016, 13:03:45 pm
I hope you'll keep us posted on the durability and longevity of this fix. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 29, 2016, 18:17:59 pm
1/3 of what size tube?


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Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: joefriday on August 30, 2016, 11:08:04 am
Results of fit test were a total FAIL.   Although the boot fit okay, the adhesive between the shoe and sole was very lumpy, and it felt like I had a rock in my shoe.  I couldn't visualize walking all day with that under the pads of my feet.   Sadly, the boots were tossed into the trash bin of history.  I tried to keep the 5200 spread out in order to avoid this very thing, but it just didn't work out.   So, I'll be looking for new boots real soon. >:( :'(

(I used about 1/3 of a tube 10 oz 5200.) 
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: Dee-Vo on August 30, 2016, 11:53:01 am
The lumpy feeling sucks. My last pair ended with the toes worn off completely. This allowed silt and grit to build up in the toe material making it very lumpy on the inside of the boot. Yep, get you some more.
Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: NCsporksman on August 30, 2016, 15:23:00 pm
That happened to my last simms boots. Felt like I had a sock jammed in the one boot. Absolute worst foot cramps and blisters. I was happy when I blew the soles outta those thangs

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Title: Re: Wading Boots In Need of Repair...suggestions anyone?
Post by: natureboy on September 02, 2016, 20:11:43 pm
Freesole by Gear Aid, basically a thicker version of Aquaseal.

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