Where/how to buy "Joop" Boots?

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Re: Where/how to buy "Joop" Boots?

Postby NZcaver » Aug 1, 2011 9:43 pm

Try AquaSeal I find it fixes a multitude of sins.
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Re: Where/how to buy "Joop" Boots?

Postby graveleye » Aug 2, 2011 8:39 am

good deal. Thanks for the suggestions!
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Re: Where/how to buy "Joop" Boots?

Postby Squirrel Girl » Aug 2, 2011 9:07 am

YuccaPatrol wrote:Another good option (possibly better) would be that shoe-goo stuff. It might be even more tough as it is made to replace actual shoe soles.
Aquaseal is good stuff, but I'd use shoe goo.
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Re: Where/how to buy "Joop" Boots?

Postby Scott McCrea » Aug 2, 2011 9:41 am

Shoo-Goo is a cheaper, less tough version of AquaSeal. I have personally done the testing when looking patching material on Swaygo Packs. Use the good stuff if you want good results. Also, if you have a split or tear longer than one inch, you should somehow physically bind it. Try stitching with heavy thread or dental floss. Something to hold the tear closed.
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Re: Where/how to buy "Joop" Boots?

Postby Squirrel Girl » Aug 2, 2011 12:31 pm

Scott McCrea wrote:Shoo-Goo is a cheaper, less tough version of AquaSeal. I have personally done the testing when looking patching material on Swaygo Packs. Use the good stuff if you want good results. Also, if you have a split or tear longer than one inch, you should somehow physically bind it. Try stitching with heavy thread or dental floss. Something to hold the tear closed.


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Re: Where/how to buy "Joop" Boots?

Postby NZcaver » Aug 2, 2011 1:46 pm

:exactly: From experience, I've found Shoo Goo works in a pinch as a temporary repair for caving footwear/equipment. But if you want a more permanent solution, go with something like AquaSeal or Seam Grip.
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Re: Where/how to buy "Joop" Boots?

Postby Scott McCrea » Aug 2, 2011 2:43 pm

BTW, AquaSeal and SeamGrip are the same compound, but SeamGrip is runnier—to seep down into the seams.
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Re: Where/how to buy "Joop" Boots?

Postby YuccaPatrol » Aug 2, 2011 3:00 pm

Great news about the aquaseal. If this silicone stuff doesn't last long, I'll try that. Just hate to part with $$$$ for new stuff when I can fix it myself for cheaper.
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Re: Where/how to buy "Joop" Boots?

Postby NZcaver » Aug 2, 2011 3:07 pm

Scott McCrea wrote:BTW, AquaSeal and SeamGrip are the same compound, but SeamGrip is runnier—to seep down into the seams.

In my experience, SeamGrip also cures faster.
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Re: Where/how to buy "Joop" Boots?

Postby Scott McCrea » Aug 2, 2011 3:09 pm

Yeah, it is thinned with something I can't remember the name of and it evaporates quickly.
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Re: Where/how to buy "Joop" Boots?

Postby NZcaver » Aug 2, 2011 3:13 pm

Cotol?
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Re: Where/how to buy "Joop" Boots?

Postby YuccaPatrol » Aug 2, 2011 3:29 pm

i read about the cotol. it is an optional curing accellerant.
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Re: Where/how to buy "Joop" Boots?

Postby NZcaver » Aug 4, 2011 2:55 am

Oh, right. I guess they probably use something else to thin SeamGrip otherwise it would self-cure in the tube. :doh:

Now back to your regular program... :off topic:
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Re: Where/how to buy "Joop" Boots?

Postby chac » Aug 4, 2011 11:46 am

xylene?
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Re: Where/how to buy "Joop" Boots?

Postby Anonymous_Coward » Aug 4, 2011 2:24 pm

As Scott mentioned, you need to stitch up the tear in the boots if you want them to last.

I punch holes along the length of either side of the tear with about 1/4 inch between the holes and the tear and about 1/4 inch apart. Then stitch it together with some tough cord. Old shoelaces work well. Then coat the entire thing with seam grip or aqua seal. Do not bother with shoe goo or anything else. Shoe goo works well on leather, but is useless on Joop boots. It will peel right off when cured. Anyway, once the area is covered in seam grip, cut a piece of fabric (corduroy works well) to cover the entire tear. Soak this fabric in seam grip and patch over the tear with it.

I find I can get a few more months out of torn Joop Boots using this method.
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