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Gotta fix several leaks on a pair of breathable waders...Aquaseal, 3M 4200, Loon UV sealant or other?
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Aquaseal, hands down.

There is a reason most waders come with a small tube.

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— Aldo Leopold
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I always use plumbiers goop.
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Aquaseal is #1 IMHO. I always have some on hand and have never had it fail. When you are done with your repairs put the tube in the freezer and it will last years. I have no reason to try anything else.

I've never used 4200 but I always have 5200 (keep that in the freezer too) around for bedding anything that needs fixing on my boat or RV. Don't know anything about Loon UV.


Pete


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Technology has it's place, hunting isn't it.

Life's a blink, never have to say ....... "I should have"!

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I like the freezer thing. I hate throwing away tubes before their time.

How long does it take to where you can squeeze out the caulking?

Thanks
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I've never actually timed it. I usually know in advance if I'm going to need it so I take it out of the freezer at least several hours before hand. Of course it depends on the ambient temperature. I've also put the tube in warm water to speed up the thawing process.


Pete


MOLON LABE [mo 'lon la 've]

Technology has it's place, hunting isn't it.

Life's a blink, never have to say ....... "I should have"!

"That human optimism & goodness that we put our faith in, is in no more danger than the stars in the jaws of the clouds." .................Victor Hugo
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I couldn't find aquaseal locally so used Shoe Goo II to repair my breathable waders this fall. The patch is a little stiff but has kept me dry on the dozen hunts I've had so far this season.
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I have used aquaseal, 5200, GE silicone Kitchen and bath caulking, and some UV cure stuff. I usually use whatever I have on hand. All worked except the UV stuff cured hard not flexible.
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Thanks, all. Bought some Aquaseal, as it seems to be the dominant recommendation, and am anxious to try it. My LaCrosse convertible waders have held up well through four seasons, but need some fixin' up!
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I too have used aquaseal many times, and had great success with it. But I have always kind of wondered if I could just use the things Neal mentioned.
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I was pleased with how well the Aquaseal went on...confident it'll work, but will circle back if any hard lessons learned.

Learned one lesson when attempting to mix the sealant and accelerant...the latter quickly melts styrofoam cups. Best to mix in a small 'cup' fashioned from aluminum foil.