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Hip boot repair #7236202
04/06/21 07:46 AM
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I have an old pair of Cabela's hip boots that I ripped a hole in the other day. Boots are in excellent condition otherwise. My first thought on repair is to get a throw away inner tube from a bicycle or ATV, clean the area extremely well and rough up. Cut an over size patch from the tube and use GE outdoor 100% silicone on the complete contact surface and weight down for 24 hrs. The rip is 1-3/4" long.
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Anyone have any other thoughts? Different, better adhesive, different patch material?, etc.

Re: Hip boot repair [Re: 3togo] #7236205
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I would use shoe goo before silicone


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Re: Hip boot repair [Re: 3togo] #7236210
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Iíve fixed big holes in waders / muck boots with vinyl swimming pool liner patches. Those things really held.

Re: Hip boot repair [Re: 3togo] #7236212
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I just patched my hip boots using Aqua-Seal, I have not tested it in the water but I like how the product set-up... It seems like a good product, hopefully someone will chime in on the wear & tear benefits. I cleaned the surface with Rubbing Alcohol, taped the inside of the boot and applied, let dry overnight and then sealed the inside the same way.
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Re: Hip boot repair [Re: 3togo] #7236221
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Re: Hip boot repair [Re: 3togo] #7236223
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aqua seal is awsome stuff. used it on dive suits, dry suits etc never had a failure

Re: Hip boot repair [Re: 3togo] #7236225
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Yup aqua seal is the way to go. Or you can go to a tire shop and have them put a patch on it. Because its on the rubber boot they may be able to, as I have heard of people round here doing that.

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Re: Hip boot repair [Re: 3togo] #7236226
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I have used Aqua-Seal on leather boot stitching before, it holds up well. I also have a full tube of Shoe Goo. The Aqua-Seal tape is something I haven't seen before.
My concern is that the rip is right on the "joint" where two layers are laminated together.
Maybe Aqua-Seal or Shoe Goo the rip and let cure, then tape over the top.

Re: Hip boot repair [Re: 3togo] #7236277
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Personally I would try a large tire patch first.

Re: Hip boot repair [Re: 3togo] #7236278
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Hand sew tears closed with dental floss then used aqua seal. Been doing this for years.

Re: Hip boot repair [Re: 3togo] #7236284
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gorilla tape inside and aquaseal outside


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Re: Hip boot repair [Re: Swivel] #7236304
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Originally Posted by Swivel
Hand sew tears closed with dental floss then used aqua seal. Been doing this for years.


Thatís a great idea, never would have considered that but will in the future

Re: Hip boot repair [Re: 3togo] #7236485
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Rubber boots,, patch at tire shop. The patch will outlast the boot. For neoprene, I use Aquaseal.

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Aqua seal and the tape together. Works great.

Re: Hip boot repair [Re: 3togo] #7237033
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That style boot I'd go tire patch, do it right and some other place will fail before it does.. You want to strengthen bigger rip use rubber cement type glue put some fabric on inside.
On boots and dive equipment I stay away from Shoe-Goo and Silicon. Is tire patch and Aqua-Seal for my repairs.

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Re: Hip boot repair [Re: 3togo] #7237438
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Buy a new pair, idk what anyone says, I have try patch boots everthing , only thing works aqua seal an only very temporary, I but new pair an have those patch as good as can an keep for spares, u be lucky check 12sets bfore aqua seal give away an leak, maybe only check trap once an 2nd trap out stream it start come in leak bad or seep get lit worse

Re: Hip boot repair [Re: 3togo] #7237850
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Get a tube of SG 20. It works like an epoxy that mixes as it is dispensed. For that type of repair it'll surpass aqua seal or anything else that's been mentioned. Get it where you want it pretty quick as it sets ups pretty quick but still remains flexible.

Re: Hip boot repair [Re: doublesettrigger] #7237854
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Originally Posted by doublesettrigger
Rubber boots,, patch at tire shop. The patch will outlast the boot. For neoprene, I use Aquaseal.

Rickey


X2 take them to the tire repair shop and let them patch them. They have the right equipment and good patches that will hold. Most around here wouldn't even charge you for it but if they did it'd be maybe $5.

Re: Hip boot repair [Re: 3togo] #7237865
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We keep about a dozen pair of the exact same waders at the fishing lodge. All I've ever used is shoe goo to patch them. Works great.


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Re: Hip boot repair [Re: 3togo] #7237900
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And think I just dropped mine in the burn barrel last week.

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