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#5550455 - 01/18/15 06:23 PM Waders
Blue drake Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/08/12
Posts: 115
Loc: Hog eye duck hole
Bought my pair of waders this year. Drake waterfowl mst 2.0. Love them, great fit. Anyways how do people store waders for the offseason.

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#5551007 - 01/18/15 10:15 PM Re: Waders [Re: Blue drake]
Inky Doc Offline
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Registered: 01/05/08
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Loc: Spring, TX
Give the boots a super thin coat of olive oil and hang them in the guest room closet.

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#5552160 - 01/19/15 02:22 PM Re: Waders [Re: Blue drake]
TexasEd Offline
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Registered: 09/27/07
Posts: 5000
Loc: Cedar Park, Texas
I dry mine out in the sun for a day and then hang them in my garage or store them in a locker box.
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#5552265 - 01/19/15 03:16 PM Re: Waders [Re: Inky Doc]
Greekangler Offline
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Originally Posted By: Inky Doc
Give the boots a super thin coat of olive oil and hang them in the guest room closet.


Add a little oregano, garlic and lemon- Bake for 45 minutes at 475- until tender
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#5552271 - 01/19/15 03:18 PM Re: Waders [Re: Greekangler]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41125
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Greekangler
Originally Posted By: Inky Doc
Give the boots a super thin coat of olive oil and hang them in the guest room closet.


Add a little oregano, garlic and lemon- Bake for 45 minutes at 475- until tender




Don't forget to inject with a secret butter sauce, also

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#5552273 - 01/19/15 03:18 PM Re: Waders [Re: TexasEd]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41125
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: TexasEd
I dry mine out in the sun for a day and then hang them in my garage or store them in a locker box.


What I do

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#5552366 - 01/19/15 04:03 PM Re: Waders [Re: BOBO the Clown]
Inky Doc Offline
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: Greekangler
Originally Posted By: Inky Doc
Give the boots a super thin coat of olive oil and hang them in the guest room closet.


Add a little oregano, garlic and lemon- Bake for 45 minutes at 475- until tender




Don't forget to inject with a secret butter sauce, also


I use olive oil because it has a much more pleasant scent than oils made specifically to lengthen the life of the rubber.

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#5552479 - 01/19/15 05:16 PM Re: Waders [Re: Blue drake]
bodydub Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/12/13
Posts: 201
Loc: VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER.......
I armor all the boots and hang them till next season. If I miss a season I stuff them with crumbled newspaper and put them in the closet.........

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#5552609 - 01/19/15 06:40 PM Re: Waders [Re: Blue drake]
Fooshman Offline
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I clean and dry them and then put them back in the box that they came in. Then they go in a spare bedroom with all the other crap.
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#5552631 - 01/19/15 06:56 PM Re: Waders [Re: Blue drake]
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Registered: 01/19/08
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Pitch them in a corner
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#5552648 - 01/19/15 07:01 PM Re: Waders [Re: Blue drake]
Pittstate Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 5177
Loc: NE/CO/KS/MO/OK
Storing them in the garage or attic where summer temps reach 100+ for several days is just going to ruin your waders. I keep my original box and store them in the guest closet over the off season. I usually clean them good and dry them out first. Waders should last for years if properly stored (if you buy good waders).

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#5553481 - 01/20/15 08:32 AM Re: Waders [Re: Blue drake]
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Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 1237
Loc: McKinney
Wash them off,put armor all on the boots then put in the closet. Used to store in the garage but had issues with the boots rotting and seams splitting. Seem to last longer when I keep them inside.

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#5553542 - 01/20/15 08:59 AM Re: Waders [Re: Blue drake]
Guitars&Guns Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 58
Loc: N. Texas
The best thing you can do is wash off the mud after each hunt and hang them. If you keep them clean, take the mud off of them, and hang them up using boot hangers (store inside in summer), you will be fine. I currently have two pair of waders, one of which is over 10 years old (Cabelas brand) and they are holding up just fine. I bought some new LaCrosse waders last summer will do the same with them. I've been storing waders this way for 20+ years. Eventually they all will need to be replaced because they will breakdown or tear, but you should be ok for a long while by just keeping them clean after hunts.

Personally I wouldn't put anything on them, especially armorall. From my personal experience, armorall contributed to cracked dashes in two of my old vehicles. From what I've read as well as trusted people I have talked to, the stuff is garbage and helped shorten the life of my dashes (one was a 5 year old Tahoe). If you ever get your car detailed at a nice detail shop, you will notice they do not put anything on your dash...they just clean it. There's a good reason for that.


Edited by Guitars&Guns (01/20/15 09:01 AM)

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#5553685 - 01/20/15 10:10 AM Re: Waders [Re: Blue drake]
TexasEd Offline
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Registered: 09/27/07
Posts: 5000
Loc: Cedar Park, Texas
I don't use armor-all on my dash because when it heats up in the sun it puts a film on the windshield.

I also don't treat my wader boots, just spray them off each hunt and hang them to dry in the sun for a few hours.
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#5553867 - 01/20/15 11:31 AM Re: Waders [Re: Blue drake]
BuckRage Offline
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Registered: 10/25/10
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just bought some Supermags and the instructions reccomend using a protectant and specifically mentions "such as Armorall" confused2
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