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    Greetings,

    I am looking for some advice please.

    I have noticed the studs on my Simms rubber soled boots appear to be wearing - the hardbrite stud heads becoming smooth.

    The boots are in great condition so I plan to replace the studs. My question is, do I leave the existing studs in place and add another ten to the sole; take out the existing studs and replace them directly with new studs; or take the old studs out and find new places for the new studs?

    I used a dab of aqua sure last time for each stud and lost none so plan to do the same again,

    Thanks,

    Hackler

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    Quote Originally Posted by hackler View Post
    Greetings,

    I am looking for some advice please.

    I have noticed the studs on my Simms rubber soled boots appear to be wearing - the hardbrite stud heads becoming smooth.

    The boots are in great condition so I plan to replace the studs. My question is, do I leave the existing studs in place and add another ten to the sole; take out the existing studs and replace them directly with new studs; or take the old studs out and find new places for the new studs?

    I used a dab of aqua sure last time for each stud and lost none so plan to do the same again,

    Thanks,

    Hackler
    I would do as you suggest take out the old and replace with new in the same holes with Aquasure.
    Regards Steve

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    Take a look at this thread the Supratrack studs are very good Simms g3 boots vibram sole

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    Old studs out, new ones in back in the same holes!.Take my advice and sort a drill and suitable socket to do the job, its a lot lot easier.Most studs aren't metric they're in "old money" so you'll need to sort a socket to do the job!.If it helps, I've two sets of varying bits, you know screw driver bits etc and the carrier bit for them is a perfect fit for Kold Cutters(which I use) and Simms studs too.At a push most socket sets that are "Old Money" will have a socket to fit, if you can't get that into your drill, using the hand ratchet will do at a pinch.Sort it for the drill though, job done in a few mins for both boots.
    Pedro.
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    I used Gorilla Glue to fix the studs - also works well and waterproof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie View Post
    Old studs out, new ones in back in the same holes!.Take my advice and sort a drill and suitable socket to do the job, its a lot lot easier.Most studs aren't metric they're in "old money" so you'll need to sort a socket to do the job!.If it helps, I've two sets of varying bits, you know screw driver bits etc and the carrier bit for them is a perfect fit for Kold Cutters(which I use) and Simms studs too.At a push most socket sets that are "Old Money" will have a socket to fit, if you can't get that into your drill, using the hand ratchet will do at a pinch.Sort it for the drill though, job done in a few mins for both boots.
    Pedro.
    Most are the same size as a bit driver. I just wizz mine in with the air ratchet at work, much easier and takes 2 mins.

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    What about Simms felt soles, would the Kold Kutters work, or any suggestions , I found the simms studs wore out quickly, and not worth the cost

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    phatagrova, I've just fitted Kold Cutters into my lightweight Guideline felt soled boots which I've also just re-soled with the Snowbee re-soleing kit.Sadly waiting for water now before I'll be trying them out but I'll let you know how they fair.
    Pedro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatagrova View Post
    What about Simms felt soles, would the Kold Kutters work, or any suggestions , I found the simms studs wore out quickly, and not worth the cost
    Yea, ive had them in my simms felt soles for 18 months and they have been great.

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    Many thanks for all the advice.

    I went the way of old studs out, new ones into the existing holes with Aquasure. So far, so good,

    Thanks again,

    Hackler

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