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Repairing small hole in rubber waders??

Discussion in 'South West Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by waterfoul, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. waterfoul

    waterfoul

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    I stumbled on an old piece of barbed wire fence fishing with Troutking last week and put a small hole in the top of my right foot. The hole is maybe 2 or 3mm in size... just big enough to get my foot wet. Are there any proven methods for patching a set of rubber waders? Like I said, it's on the top of my foot... so it's not in a spot that gets bent and kinked much.

    Mike
     
  2. Trout King

    Trout King

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    Get those babies patched up we actually have to land a few this weekend!

    Have you tried the regular wader pathes? You can pic them up a Meijer for like $5...
     

  3. BlueRibbon

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    I have patched mine with a tire patch. Just make sure to rough up the area around the hole good because waders are usually really smooth.
     
  4. tcampbell30

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    I bought some wader patch the other day and it worked like a charm! I was in the water within 30 minutes and didnt get wet. I bought it at the hesperia sportshop. Goop will work too. I hate soggy sock sindrome:lol:
     
  5. Burksee

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    Patch rubber or nylon waders with a tire repair kit, GOOP. I've even used the flexable Hot Glue sticks. Duck tape works in a pinch!

    Glue the hole closed, cover the area with glue/patch. Then to add some protection and strength I'll cut a piece of denum/blue jean matieral apply more glue and cover this over the whole patch area with it. Works great! :)
     
  6. waterfoul

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    So this sounds doable then. I actually have a tube of Goop... I'll bet that with a small piece of rubber will do the trick.
     
  7. thedude

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    tire repair kit works just fine. or use that stuff they use to seal differentials.... on the tip of my tongue.. RTV sealant - i want to say.
     
  8. Burksee

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    RTV = "Room Temperature Vulcanizing" material - You are correct, and yes it will! ;)
     
  9. Oldgrandman

    Oldgrandman Woods and Water Rat Premium Member

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    I always patch on both sides if possible.
     
  10. BMoney

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    with rubber waders i use a fishing worm. All you have to do is mark the hole use a lighter to heat up a rubber worm and dab it on the hole and it seal up water proof and all.