Orvis Ratings and Reviews

U.V. Cure Aquaseal Wader Patch

Ultra fast curing U.V. wader repair product activated by sunlight. Flexible, solvent free formula. Ideal for repairing Gore-Tex fabric waders, microfiber waders, and neopreen waders. Also can be used to coat fly line knots, cements fly heads, seals leaks in tents and inflatable sleeping pads etc. Net wt. ¼ oz. This is the fastest “in the field” UV wader repair adhesive for a quick fix. Standard Aquaseal is still needed for a permanent repair. Made in USA.
Average Customer Rating:
3.667 out of 5
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2 of 3(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for U.V. Cure Aquaseal Wader Patch
Review 1 for U.V. Cure Aquaseal Wader Patch
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
uv sealant--not adhesive,
June 26, 2014
By: gamefisher
from coastal alaska
"I feel for Mr Seattle in some ways. It is goopy stuff but the nozzle should do all the application for you. The fingers shouldn't touch it at all.
Directions are a bit spare but may be better now than when you reviewed three and a half years ago.
I do think the company should more clearly state that it is a temporary solution and that you will have to repair again later with aquaseal. The reality is that unless you need to patch immediately, it is probably better to leave alone and use the real stuff when you get back for the night. I have used it to field repair several different waders( both neoprene and membrane types) and found that it is only a short time before the adhesion is lost. (I did get them good and dry first) Then there was that much more hassle picking them clean to do a permanent job.
Another consideration is that it does not air dry at all. What that means to you in real world is this: if you try to glue a tear together, the only part of the patch that sets up is the part that gets exposed to uv light. so any goo hidden behind fibers or between layers remains goo.
The solution is to use super glue to achieve the bond and then seal over it with the uv sealant.
This and other similar uv-set products are a great addition to but not a replacement for the old standby field repair kits of super glue and repair tape.
That said, it is awesome stuff for fairing out knots and splices as well as making instant fly heads.
If you've drag burned a hole in your finger or some other abrasion, this stuff makes a fast patch second to none!
Having a uv lamp (flashlight) is a great idea if you carry this stuff since it only works well in fairly bright sun. Overcast is a dicey outcome
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Review 2 for U.V. Cure Aquaseal Wader Patch
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Disappointment,
January 10, 2011
By: FromSeattle
Good Value: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Appearance: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
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No Review Title: Yuck! Now will it work? This product comes with unreliable directions, no applicator and is extremely tricky to apply and work with. The directions say use rubbing alcohol to find leaks in seams but that did not work. None of the known leaks revealed by this tactic. The packaging does not come with an applicator so you have to use your own brush or fingers but the stuff is so sticky, it's like trying to push around chewing gum. As a result the sealer goes on lumpy and unevenly. I will have to see if the seems are not sealed. I made one application but for the second application, I found the tube cap would not unscrew, so I had to slice open the tube. Very messy. Finally, you have the difficult choice of using gloves which will themselves stick to one another or your fingers. I tried both approaches. My hands now are covered with dirty-looking film that does not come off with alcohol, nail polish remover or soap and water. The product should come with a thinner and applicator brush or device so you can apply the goop evenly and cover a broader area."
Review 3 for U.V. Cure Aquaseal Wader Patch
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Put this in your pack!,
October 27, 2010
By: Otch
from Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Good Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Appearance: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"This is an excellent product. However, I would recommend one additional item that when combined, make it one of the best products in my pack. I also purchased a minil U.V. lamp (about the size and shape of half of a cigarette) from my local Orvis Company store. When you dab a little of the aquaseal on a hole or tear, and then shine the U.V. flashlight on it for about 5 seconds, it cures into a hard yet flexible patch. The light is esspecially helpful if you happen to get a hole in your waders on a cloudy day or at night when there is no sun. This stuff requires U.V. rays to cure. Another product in my local Orvis Company store that I don't see on the website but would highly recommend is a similar liquid to put on knots called Loon UV Knot Sense. If you dab a little liquid on a knot, and then hit it with the U.V. light, you have a virtually indistructible knot. It is also great to use when tying a leader to running line, because you can sort of mold it so that it creates a smooth, elongated buble that lets the knot slide through the guides much easier."