We brought you a blog article earlier this summer about keeping your youth waders leak free. If you have ever owned chest waders, you know this can sometimes be a full time job.
Since kids are really hard on their gear, we know that sometimes taking precautions ahead of time can be a lifesaver.
If you read our earlier article, we brought you a Flex Seal fix for those high wear spots, namely the knees on neoprene waders.
Well, our first fix was with spray on FlexSeal. It sticks to most anything and it's supposed to stay flexible and make a seal, right?
It did work, but the spray on FlexSeal just wasn't hardy enough and it wore off. We tried reapplying it, but alas, it just wore off after an outing or two.
Then we got serious. This time I went with FlexSeal in a can. Woohoo! Success. This stuff is amazing!
Again, I was sort of in a hurry and I remembered to treat the waders the day before a trip. I didn't have time to use masking tape on the waders this time. I stirred the can really well (making sure all the thick goo was up off the bottom), and using a paint brush, I brushed on a nice thick layer up the shins and covering the knee. They had less than 16 hours to cure, which thankfully worked.
*Note, we had put a few patches on these waders early in the summer after kneeling on barnacles, so the uneven spots are because of the underlying patches. The actual FlexSeal knee pad looks good and consistent. Sure wish I had applied this FlexSeal in May!!!
We have used these waders a few times outdoors and the FlexSeal is still soft and plyable and looks amazing!
I think FlexSeal should pay me for this, but what the heck, they made a great product here so I'm fine just passing it along to you.
Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful summer everyone. Happy wadering!