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    Default wading boot repairs

    One of my Simms wading boots has lost its felt sole and studs, they don't appear to be the screw in type. I recued the felt sole. Is there a repair specialist for wading boots anywhere in the UK ??

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    [QUOTE=golantman;775217]One of my Simms wading boots has lost its felt sole and studs, they don't appear to be the screw in type. I recued the felt sole. Is there a repair specialist for wading boots anywhere in the UK ??[/QUOTE

    i think diver dave repairs boots you can ask him hes on the forum

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    Bostick 2402
    ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
    http://www.salmonfishingforum.com/fo...ad96384-2.html
    Last edited by auldsalmon; 24-03-2015 at 06:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golantman View Post
    One of my Simms wading boots has lost its felt sole and studs, they don't appear to be the screw in type. I recued the felt sole. Is there a repair specialist for wading boots anywhere in the UK ??
    Quite an easy DIY repair if you want to have a go. I did mine with aquasure but thinned it down a little first with the thinning agent that came with it. Apply to both surfaces. Just make sure that the sole attached to the boot is free from the old glue or dirt and the felt sole is perfectly dry and reasonably clean. Follow the instructions on the tube and make sure you have some clamps or tape handy to hold the felt sole in place whilst the aquasure is going off. Leave it at least 48 hours before you take clamps or tape off.
    Any aquasure that dribbles out just leave and trim off with a sharp knife when cured. I did mine two years ago and still OK. My wading boots gets lots of abuse!

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    Bostik 2402 adhesive is I understand the the best for refixing wading boot soles. Myself I recommend Evostik which is easy to use, and I have never had a failure.
    You should do a forum search, as there have been a number of threads on the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inco View Post
    Bostik 2402 adhesive is I understand the the best for refixing wading boot soles. Myself I recommend Evostik which is easy to use, and I have never had a failure.
    You should do a forum search, as there have been a number of threads on the subject.
    Agree Bostik 2402 seems to be the preferred solution.
    I have also used Gorilla glue with success as well. Just remember to use it fairly sparingly as it expands considerably.

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    Snowbee do a felt sole replacement kit Snowbee Replacement Felt Sole Kit | Repair Kit | Sportfish
    Though it might be better to use some of the other glue suggestions

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    Default studs

    The sole repair looks doable but the studs appear to be glued on and not screw in which is the main problem.i am searching for replacement non screw type studs unsuccessfully

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