Advice 1: How to stretch rubber shoes

To stretch these rubber boots or galoshes impossible. This material is plastic, but the severe sprain or break, or simply return to its original form. Fortunately for those who missed the size, the real rubber shoes on the shelves is very rare. Usually the product is called rubber boots, are made of polyvinyl chloride – PVC. And this material can be increased in size.
How to stretch rubber shoes
To begin empirically determine what made your boots. There is a small chance that they are still from real rubber. Then further actions you simply mess up. For experience take a needle and rascality it to red. Then touch it to the boot, preferably in a prominent place. If the material will start to melt – so the shoes are made of PVC. You can start stretching.
Called polyvinyl chloride thermoplastic material. When heated it softens, and on cooling hardens again. How to soften your boots by heating depends on the amount of the plasticizer that the manufacturer added to the material. Therefore, it is impossible to predict in advance the success of the stretch marks. Usually PVC begins to soften at 70 º C.
Boil water and pour directly into the boots of the boiling water. Let your shoes stand for half an hour. Then add more boiling water.
While the boots will soften, put on feet several pairs of wool socks to increase the volume of the foot. Socks will help feet not to burn yourself on hot boots.
Then you need to pour the water out of the boots and wasted no time, quickly put shoes on his feet. The PVC very good tensile strength. And to break it, unlike rubber products, is quite difficult. So feel free to pull the softened boots.
Without removing boots, take half a bath of cold water. Then climb into the tub and wait a few minutes. While your shoes will be cool, don't forget to wiggle your toes and put pressure on the boots from the inside. Especially the front – to increase the size.
This method gives a 100% guarantee that shoes from reinsurances stretch. However, there is no certainty that over time, the size is again reduced. Perhaps the procedure of heating-cooling will have to be repeated more than once.

Advice 2: How to seal rubber boots

The most practical shoes for rainy weather – rubber boots – one can fail his master. As a rule, it appears breakthroughs, worn down or cracked soles. Usually there is one pair of rubber, and it is not always possible to immediately make new clothes or to go to a professional shoemaker. Try to stick with boots. If you try and do the right thing, they still serve.
How to seal rubber boots
You will need
  • - rubber patch;
  • rubber adhesive;
  • block;
  • - hammer;
  • - solvent;
  • - rags or wadding;
  • - the file;
  • - the skin;
  • - soldering iron and kapron (if necessary).
Prepare a leaky rubber boots to fix. First of all, they should be thoroughly cleaned of all contaminants and completely dry. Then you need to find a suitable patch of rubber. For example, it is possible to cut out the junk rubber shoes or Bicycle tires.
Treat the reverse side of the patch and cut around the break in the boot (front side) with a file, then go over them with a abrasive wheel or coarse sandpaper. It is necessary to inject the bonding surfaces roughness glue better grab.
Wipe the rubber insert and seat holes with solvent or acetone, soaking in a degreasing tool, clean rags or cotton swab. Ensure that the fibres or particles of wool left on the surface.
Trim the edges of the patch to boot, so she was a bit smaller (approximately a few millimeters) sanded rough region. You can now proceed directly to the gluing of the Shoe.
Use glue for rubber surfaces (such as a "great Moment" for rubber or "Rubber"). Well, if you will have the opportunity to consult with an experienced Shoe master, buy professional adhesive composition according to the Council.
Read the instructions of the adhesive manufacturer and be sure to stick to. Put on the patch and the area of holes in a thin layer and leave on for 10 to 20 minutes (depending on the requirements on the adhesive packaging). Some master make spreading the glue twice, both times a little drying with it.
Strongly press bonded surfaces. You can pull the boot on a pad or on a piece of wood and tapped the patch with a hammer. However be careful it didn't move. Do not use patched boots earlier than in a day.
Useful advice
If a rubber boot sole punctured or flattened heel, try updating it using scraps of nylon stockings and a soldering iron. On sanded and degreased the damaged surface, apply a nylon lumps and RUB into the hot rubber iron core.
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