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04-11-2013 02:04 PM
destroy WD-40 isn't something I would want to be in a lot of contact with. It's a petroleum product and a carcinogen. I would also be worried about the weasel piss (what we call it in the trades ) dissolving glues or some of the special materials in the boots and making them fall apart as well.

Silicone spray is a decent band aid for waterproofing something but those boots shouldn't be leaking. I got some Burton Ambush in December that are holding up great with only a little wear on the stitching and around the tongue and such, and I go out hard almost every weekend all season. No problems here...

PS: Buy the cheap boots!
04-08-2013 11:32 PM
Originally Posted by kev711 View Post
hahahahaha!! i think mine actually do!
me too lol.. now there's hope I'm wrong
04-08-2013 11:28 PM
Originally Posted by Karasene View Post
hmmm... plastic bag.... ...interesting idea.. maybe my feet don't sweat a fishbowl of water after all....
hahahahaha!! i think mine actually do!
04-08-2013 11:18 PM
Karasene hmmm... plastic bag.... ...interesting idea.. maybe my feet don't sweat a fishbowl of water after all....
04-08-2013 10:37 PM
Originally Posted by Hayabusa View Post
Thanks for all the advice and ideas everyone

@ Kev711 Thank you!
the plastic bags worked like magic. I mainly just had them around the foot part of the boots and it did the trick.
My feet were pretty much bone dry after a full day of riding!!
AND this totally proves my theory about the boot shell.

The outside fabric parts on the outer boot shell were all soaked.
It's just the material of the boot it seems... the boot is completely intact. no holes or gaps or cracks anywhere.
Just parts of it are made of a fabric material that seems to absorb the moisture from the snow/ ice that lands on and gets stuck to it.'re welcome! glad it worked for you. i usually cover the liner just up to the ankle especially for the spring.
04-08-2013 02:14 PM
XR4Ti I was convinced the fact my boots got wet was that they were just not made to repel any moisture and were soaking from the outside-in. Then I changed my socks to a much thinner and breathable pair and never had a problem since. But I also jump over puddles.

Since plastic bags worked for you, I guess that's not your problem though.
04-08-2013 01:08 PM
Hayabusa lol no I'm at work
04-08-2013 12:53 PM
timmytard Well I go by there almost everyday.

I can veer slightly off course & meet you.

I want to go to Cypress, but I don't think I have enough gas.

I'll come right now if you want them, then I can go boardin'

Are you free?

04-08-2013 12:07 PM
Hayabusa Are you going to be in town sometime?
I'm not planning to go to cypress in the near future... so it might be difficult to arrange
04-08-2013 05:36 AM
timmytard I think the cheapest pair of Burton boots is @ least $150 bucks?

Pretty sure Burton doesn't sell anything for under $30?
Socks, hats, shoe laces, you might be able to get a sticker, maybe?

You never know when you might need an extra pair?

What if you actually like them more?

And even though I already have about 5 or 6 pairs of boots, I'd still buy a brand new pair for $20 bones if they fit me

Did any of those pics turn out?
Post some up or if you don't want to post them up?
Pm a few to me, I won't post em up if you don't want me to

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