/ Alternatives to Seamgrip
However... there are times when I'd quite like something that is thicker and tackier for certain jobs, a bit like a stickier version of silica gel. I suspect that my local builder's merchant will have something, but can anyone else suggest?
Mostly plugging holes in gloves and boots.
As an aside, I've found that P-Tex is great for repairing holes in the rubber rands of boots.
JB I have some of that.
> Mostly plugging holes in gloves and boots.
In diving they use drysuit cement, don't know enough to recommend a particular brand.
I tried shoe glue to replace the worn sole at the toes of my boots and it held up for 4-5 routes, which is better than seam sealant would have. Am thinking of doing it regularly, it's easy ( prop the boot upside down, tape around the toe, fill hole with glue and leave to set,) and would save on resoling (always goes at the toe.)
I used Freesole urethane glue to glue a rubber patch onto my leather boot after I accidentally put a crampon gash in the side of it. Seems to be holding up well. I also used it to fill in where the rand was coming away.
The key seems to be in the preparation of the surfaces: roughen up well and remove all wax and oils from the area to be glued using thinners.
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