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    Default Fixing felt soles

    Out today and one of the felt soles on my wading boot came away at the front, flapping about. (The heel is rubber, so its just front part of sole.)

    Imagine that this is probably a common complaint, so can anyone advise the best way/product to stick it back on?

    Cheers!
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    I use gorilla glue and it works brilliantly. Use it sparingly as it expands considerably.
    I put the glue on then bind them with insulation tape then apply water to make the glue work, watch out though cos you can end up with glue everywhere ! Dont get it it on your hands either. Leave it for 24 hrs and take the tape off. Use a sharp knife to cut any excess glue off.
    The only thing is if you ever want to put new soles on you probably wont be able to remove the old ones.

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    Cheers Chicharito, got gorilla glue and sounds like a good bet
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    EVOSTICK IMPACT is the best glue that I've used on felt soles, apply glue 2 the boot and the sole and wait until Its nearly dry and press together Done mine 3 years ago still going strong

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    Cheers Lamson, now I don't know which to try as turns out the wife used the gorilla glue so I'll need to buy something.
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    I've repaired a few felt soles for m8s with the Evostick and has yet 2 fail on me if I mind right it was about fiver for the tin from b&q or homebase

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    Can't argue with that, evostick it is, will pop out and get some tmrw as hoping to get back out again this wk.
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    Bostik 2402 is effective as well, like all the impact adhesives mentioned I think the secret is both the preparation of the surfaces and ensuring that you leave the adhesive to cure properly before sticking the surfaces together.

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    Make sure the felt sole is cleaned of any debris and has dryed properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strathglass View Post
    Bostik 2402 is effective as well, like all the impact adhesives mentioned I think the secret is both the preparation of the surfaces and ensuring that you leave the adhesive to cure properly before sticking the surfaces together.
    Cheers Strathglass, in other words read the instructions and follow them!

    And they're drying as I write, Lamson, so good to go soon.

    Really appappreciate the help guys, might just get another season out them yet.
    “Oh! You are the people ruining the rivers and environment.”
    Prince Philip, to Scottish fish farm employees at Holyrood, 1999

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