Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

anyone got repairing bladder hints

forum for kitesurfers


Guest

anyone got repairing bladder hints

Postby Guest » Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:15 am

was pumping up my x216 when the bladder popped at the knuckle....of the leading edge...

where it popped....the bladder is kind of blown out....stretched a little....

now where there is a split....about a cm+ (1/2 inch) long, the bladder sits up somewhat wrinkled...

anyone had success at fixing this type.....

should i perhaps cut off the stretched part that sits up....and try to patch the split.....or..

perhaps try to glue another piece of similar plastic (off an ole bladder)over the ruptured section?

any and all help appreciated...

seems too little a problem to have to buy a new bladder?

mario

Guest

Postby Guest » Tue Apr 01, 2003 4:08 pm

there is a special glue for such cases. not a problem to fix. use similar material.

My ARX 13.5 bladder exploded and the results were worse than yours...

Guest

Postby Guest » Thu Apr 03, 2003 3:49 am

Anonymous wrote:there is a special glue for such cases. not a problem to fix. use similar material.

My ARX 13.5 bladder exploded and the results were worse than yours...


Well, what's the special glue? Is is for plastic bladders or urethane bladders, or does it work for both?

Eduardo

Guest

Postby Guest » Thu Apr 03, 2003 1:26 pm

I've got a great tip.......
Buy a foil.

User avatar
Nayone
Frequent Poster
Posts: 205
Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: UK - Bournemouth

Postby Nayone » Thu Apr 10, 2003 7:25 pm

wetsuit repair glue is best topped off with a thin layer of plastic eg an old bladder-- ready in about 60 mins

Guest

Postby Guest » Fri Apr 11, 2003 6:15 pm

Anonymous wrote:I've got a great tip.......
Buy a foil.


Feeling lonely...

User avatar
Nayone
Frequent Poster
Posts: 205
Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: UK - Bournemouth

Postby Nayone » Mon Apr 14, 2003 6:49 pm

works on foils as well

User avatar
pipedragon
Frequent Poster
Posts: 304
Joined: Thu Feb 13, 2003 1:30 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Contact:

Get a food saver

Postby pipedragon » Tue Apr 15, 2003 7:22 pm

I would get one of the food savers. Those things you use to reseal food into plastic bags. They work great to fuse a bladder seam back together. :D


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Kamikuza, LetsFlyaKite and 33 guests