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  1. #126
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    I been telling ever one for 5 pages that this shit is bomber for repairs so if you do it right why would it not be ?

    The Fire Dept's and SAR orgs have been busy out doing training and fucking up their dry suits so I'm getting lotsa work just about every week
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  2. #127
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    I have a pretty ugly patch on my raft that was done by the former owner, it it always had a slow leak and after a couple days it would need to be topped off. It would need some extensive work to repair properly so I never replaced it but I was able to slow the leak then stop it with Aquaseal by putting a shopvac on the valve and sucking Aquaseal into the leak. it's been good for 14? years.
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  3. #128
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    Thats impressive length of time for any repair patch.
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  4. #129
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    I don't know when the original repair was done (somebody backed into it with a hot tailpipe) but it's a '94 and that was the only leak in the tubes. the floor has a few repairs though (nothing more than pinholes).

  5. #130
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    thats a pretty impressive showing for AQS cuz I don't think its what is recommended for repairing rafts, I don't know much about rafts and I have never done any repairs on them
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  6. #131
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    Is that Booners chick in the red?
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  7. #132
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    OK so i imagine the birky wearing dentists on this forum bill so much $$$ they can afford to just thro them out after one wearing BUT if the stocks are in the tiolet so you need to deal with the breakdown of the cork try AQS

    this pair is maybe 10 yrs old, used almost exclusively in the house, the places that birkys breakdown are around the edges of the sole and the sole cracks under the ball of the foot

    you can see where i slathered AQS around the edges to fix the cork breaking down quite a while ago and I jammed some under the ball of the foot which you can't really see

    you can buy a specific latex glue product from birky to slatehr on the sides of the cork when it breaks down, which looks nice as new but AQS works pretty good (this pict is of an old application ) and I think AQS would be better to fix the broken sole under the ball of the foot problem

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  8. #133
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    OK so i imagine the birky wearing dentists on this forum bill so much $$$ they can afford to just thro them out after one wearing BUT if the stocks are in the tiolet so you need to deal with the breakdown of the cork try AQS

    this pair is maybe 10 yrs old, used almost exclusively in the house, the places that birkys breakdown are around the edges of the sole and the sole cracks under the ball of the foot

    you can see where i slathered AQS around the edges to fix the cork breaking down quite a while ago and I jammed some under the ball of the foot which you can't really see

    you can buy a specific latex glue product from birky to slatehr on the sides of the cork when it breaks down, which looks nice as new but AQS works pretty good (this pict is of an old application ) and I think AQS would be better to fix the broken sole under the ball of the foot problem

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    Well hot damn, Iím no dentist but I was gifted some a year ago and I just noticed them separating at that flex point. AQS time no doubt


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  9. #134
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    This thread is great... I AQS'd the hell out of some beat up bibs (after some unsuccessful hack-job sewing attempts) and now should live on. Ditto an old pack that was just taped up.
    Sorta related - any suggestions to truly waterproof the front thighs and butt sections of said old bibs? They're beyond the wash-in stuff. I don't care about breathing. Just want those spots to stay dry!

  10. #135
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    other than grangers/ nikwax / revivex spray treatment not really

    if its cold enough the snow won't melt as much so it will matter less
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  11. #136
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    True. I came across some tectron water repellant spray in a cabinet that someone in the fam mustve bought. Gonna hammer em with that. Maybe spray-on more effective that the wash-in, which I never felt did much

  12. #137
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    I'm a spray-on Fanboi myself, wash the pants twice, the second time without soap, spray while still wet, look out for where the over-spray drips
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  13. #138
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    So, XXX, a seam has tore on a pair of my wading boots. Itís a pain to sew, and I thought I should ram a bunch of aqua seal on it, and clamp it. Itís kinda a mesh-like fabric, with some stretch nylon backing. Advice?
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  14. #139
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    In the last 6 pages you should have noted that I never sew anything

    the fix is almost always the same, tape the outside togetehr careful as you can with masking tape which probably won't affect strength but makes it look better, which is more important for ski gear probably not so much on waders

    AQS on the inside, maybe some backing material so i often use dryer sheets or some light nylon, put a piece of plastic bag over it and some weight or clamp it and leave over night

    if you posted a picture i could give an exact recomendation
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    I think your advice on this still holds true. Looks do not matter on this fix.
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