No it doesn't work on Stratas. Been there, done that. It works on Gortex but seemingly not some other materials.does the alcohol spray method for detecting pinhole leaks work on any make off breathable waders or is it only for Simms.i am not having much success with my GREYS STRATA CTX ?
Just dug out the safety data sheets for that. It's just IPA in a spray bottle... Good money spinner for that... £6 for 30 mL...
My experience with Greys Strata waders, is they leak from day one and are sh1te.
Be as well buying them.
Then put them straight in the bin and buy some other waders.
You still waste the same amount of money, but at least your dry.
Id try the new ones to see if they are water tight.My experience has been exactly the opposite. I bought them as a lightweight travel pair to keep under the baggage allowance and treated as them as disposable but used the first pair for three years, before encountering the first leak - barbed wire. The pinprick leak was a wayward hook. The only fabric failure was a seam which was also easily fixed. I bought a second pair as back up and still not used them.
Well that's proper tightwad behaviour I doff my cap to you SirBe lucky for just 1 per leg, I can see them making it so that it's single use...
Not even for tightwads, it's the exact same stuff their safety sheet has it in black and white that it's a mono component product of just IPA... imagine their profit margins on that are huge
I work in a lab so I don't even pay that just fill up a bottle on my way out
Remember to add a cap full of washing up liquid, as the resultant bubbles are clearer to see, and hang about longer!Could you not fill the bath up, put the waders in chest cavity in first (think like you would with a big plastic bag to keep as much air in there). Then roll up the chest section a bit until you could stick some duct tape on it or something to keep the air in, then you just submerge the legs and wait for the air bubbles?
Remember to add a cap full of washing up liquid, as the resultant bubbles are clearer to see, and hang about longer!
You don't need much air pressure in them, just enough to generate an airflow back through the hole to create bubbles.
Think how much you need to test, ( i.e: Just how often do you wade past your navel ? ). Most chesties have an area around the hips, ( Belt area), where there is a natural pinch point. Fill them full of air, pinch them with a strap, bungy, and dunk, keeping the pinch point as low as possible.
Then push the leak area under the water, and watch for the bubbles.
Most of the 'Leak detector' they use in tyre shops is just soapy water !
Thanks for the help.I gave up on the spray Although idid find that spraying on the outside. did show up on inside! Its a bit awkward though.reverted to the water in the leg test ....Leak found and repaired .Thanks to allNo it doesn't work on Stratas. Been there, done that. It works on Gortex but seemingly not some other materials.
Where's your leak? I had three. One I found easily because it was a small tear and was visible, another was a seam that had come away in a small section. The third was a tiny pinhole that made a damp patch on my left knee. Looking closely I saw a small brown stain on the outside which turned out to be the leak. Aquaseal fixed all three.
I've not seen any simple method of finding leaks in material that IPA doesn't work on. You can sit in a bath and find the area that the leak is coming from. You can fill each leg with water one at a time (carefully, supporting its weight otherwise you'll burst the seems), you can go into a darkened room and shine a torch through the material but none are really easy.