Repair Guide

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Replace A Broken Zipper Slider

Step 1: Remove old zipper slider Select a slider that matches the one you are removing. The letters that are printed on the slide tell you what size you need. With a seam ripper, carefully remove stitching around lower ends of zipper tapes. Pry off metal stop at bottom of the zipper, careful...

How to Waterproof a Boot

We waterproof shoes for a lot of reasons – to repel water, keep feet warm, get another 5 years of them, or maybe just out of habit. Whatever the reason, protecting prized footwear from the outside world is a great precaution. Plus, who ever says, “Man, I wish I didn’t waterproof...

Repair Felt Soles

Clean Boot and Apply Adhesive To repair peeling felt soles, clean and dry peeling area. Apply Aquaseal in gap and close. Let Repair Cure Use patch (included in the Wader Repair Kit) to hold area closed overnight. [wufoo username="gearaid"...

Replace Felt Soles

Old felt soles can be replaced, and new soles attached, with a little prep work and Aquaseal adhesive. Prepare Soles To attach New felt soles, remove old felt (if necessary). Lightly roughen rubber soles with sandpaper then wipe rubber soles with Cotol-240 or isopropyl...

Fix A Broken Tent Pole

Step 1: Slide the two broken ends of the tent pole into opposite ends of the pole splint.   Step 2: Hold pole sleeve firmly in place and wrap duct tape around each end of the pole splint. Make sure tape overlaps the pole and the pole splint [wufoo...

Silicone Treated Fabrics

Step 1: If you have a tent, tarp or pack made from silicone coated fabric, seal with SilNet™. SilNet is the only seam sealer that will bond to silicone treated fabric.   Step 2: Sil-Fix™ Adhesive is ideal for repairing pinhole leaks in silicone-treated nylon...