I know if you're trying to locate a leak on your bladder, you use the soapy water trick, but not sure if that applies to waders as well.
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Spoke to an engineer today regarding leak detection and I mentioned our problem with finding leaks in our waders. He gave me a very interesting technique that he uses to find leaks in soft bladders. He uses the typical positive pressure test, (in this case filling the bladder with a fluid and observing the outside for leaks) but, he adds TONIC WATER to the fluid. Apparently Tonic Water has a natural organic component that fluoresces when exposed to Black Light! He suggested that we hang our waders, inside out and fill them with water and Canada Dry Tonic Water and then search for the leak with a black light! I am going to test this as soon as I have some time. I will let you'all know how it goes!
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