Repair Guide

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Repairing Torn Boot Panels

Repair torn leather and fabric panels with Freesole. Carefully apply Freesole to both sides of torn area with brush. Press to close and hold in place with clear packing tape overnight. [wufoo username="gearaid" formhash="s1lifcmw0f6uss6" autoresize="true"...

Re-Bonding Boot Rands

Use Freesole to permanently re-bond a peeling boot rand. First remove dirt, then clean the bonding area with Cotol-240™ (best) or rubbing alcohol and a stiff brush. Apply Freesole in the gap. Tape or clamp firmly in place and dry overnight. When taping, insert a pen to apply pressure...

Repair Your Outerwear

Step 1: Make sure the inside and outside surfaces are clean. Trim loose threads. Pull the torn sections together and apply a piece of Tenacious Tape to the outside of the jacket to hold the torn sections together. The patches in the Field Repair Kit are ideal for this purpose. Check to see...

How to Thread A Needle

Step 1: Cut the end of the thread at a 45 degree angle. Stiffen the thread with saliva or bees wax. It will be easier to control through the eye than a limp thread. Hold up the needle so the eye of the needle is open toward you. If you are unable to see the eye of the needle, place a...

Cleaning & Retreating Outerwear

Step 1: Prior to washing, apply cleaner directly to heavily soiled areas. Close all zippers and Velcro® tabs.   Step 2: Add ReviveX Pro Cleaner™ to washer. Wash garments using the delicate cycle and warm water. Whenever possible use a front loading, instead of a top...

Rebonding Soles

Step 1: Use Freesole® to permanently re-bond a peeling boot sole. First remove loose dirt and debris and then clean the area with rubbing alcohol and a stiff brush. Apply Freesole to the sole evenly. Use a filled water bottle, C-clamp or tape to hold sole and upper tightly together...

Making a Toe Cap

To help your boots live longer, protect them with an ultra-tough toe cap made of Freesole®.  Step 1: Start with a clean, dry boot. Stuff newspaper tightly inside the boot toe area. Apply tape tightly across toe to create straight edge. Lightly sand the toe area with sandpaper, then...

Rebuilding Heels

Step 1: Freesole rebuilds heels. Sand worn area then buff with a rag soaked in rubbing alcohol. Make plastic tape “dam” as shown. Set sole level and apply Freesole. Cures in 12-24 hours. [wufoo username="gearaid" formhash="s1lifcmw0f6uss6"...

Restoring Water Repellency to Waders

Apply DWR to Waders Restore water repellency to GORE-TEX® waders with ReviveX Durable Waterproofing spray on treatment. While waders are damp, use a warm iron to activate water repellent treatment—avoid ironing neoprene booties or rubber components. [wufoo...

Wader Repair

How to find a leak In your wader To find leaks in Gore-Tex® waders, soak the tip of a rag in rubbing alcohol and dab over the suspect area. The hole will show up as a contrasting color against the rest of the wader. Allow area to dry and seal with Aquaseal. [wufoo...