Thursday, January 30, 2014

Emergency boot repair!

One morning while lacing up my boots, I broke the lug off the outside. It looked kinda like this one:

I needed my boots quickly!

  • I drilled out the rivets and pulled them out of the boot from the outside. I didn't want a hole in the padding on the inside. 
  • Then I used my butane soldering iron to burn a circular hole behind the hole made by the rivets.
  • I then shoved a small eye-bolt through the freshly burned hole and back out the rivet hole. 
  • The last step was to apply clear, quick setting epoxy to the base of the eye-bolt to keep it in place. 

It's been two months of daily wear since then and the repair is holding up well!

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