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Paint for ripstop

Postby jorg » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:20 pm

Hi everybody
We are about replace one small panel on the wing due to a damage. I would like to trace small graphic (switch logo) and make it seamless swap. Can anybody recommend a durable paint that can be applied on kite fabrics?

cheers :D

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Re: Paint for ripstop

Postby gilana » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:17 pm

Acrylic resin paint, thin and clean with water.

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Re: Paint for ripstop

Postby downunder » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:44 am

Am I wrong with saying the graphics is screen printed?

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Re: Paint for ripstop

Postby jorg » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:26 pm

Thank you. Can u recommend a product/brand?
gilana wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:17 pm
Acrylic resin paint, thin and clean with water.
downunder wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:44 am
Am I wrong with saying the graphics is screen printed?
That part not. the "S" of the "Switch" is painted.

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Re: Paint for ripstop

Postby gilana » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:28 am

Sorry no I cannot, but, I would go to an art supply store or check art supplies online, ask in an art forum too...

Any other base of paint is going to denature the fabric. Nylon is very difficult to dye, and needs an acid based dye, but that has strength problems, best stay away.

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Re: Paint for ripstop

Postby GregK » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:13 am

gilana wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:28 am
... the fabric. Nylon ...
Unless the OP is planning on using uncoated nylon ripstop for the panel patch, inflatable kite canopies are pretty well all made with polyester, because polyester ripstop is stiffer than nylon ( material's modulus of elasticity, polyester compared to nylon ).

Not sure about the coating applied to the fabric after weaving for UV and air permeability resistance, suspect the coating is likely a flexible urethane.


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