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Re: Can't remove leaking valves from bladder

Postby shandav » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:06 pm

szert wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:16 am
I ended up pulling out the inner donut with the valve on it and regluing it from the outside. It seems to hold air.
Time will tell how well it holds under heavy use.
If it works then I saved myself buying 3 valves (and waiting for the delivery).
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Hi szert.

I have the same issue with my Blade trigger.
is your repair was success? is it hold air? any suggestion?
thanks, shandav.

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Re: Can't remove leaking valves from bladder

Postby Pemba » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:37 pm

I had a similar problem a few weeks ago. I was about to glue it on from the outside, which I still think would be fine, but then somebody gave me pretty detailed instructions on how to glue it from the inside. So I felt I had to explore this option. On the kite I was working on (Crazy Fly Sculp 2016 I think), there is actually a double layer in the bladder where the valves are glued. It was quite easy to clean and put (PU) glue between these two layers so I thought I'd try to see if I could get the valve in between there as well and that was surprisingly easy. So this is what I did and it came out very nice and probably very good since it's now glued from both sides. As mentioned by others, indicate the orientation of the valve first, and put a piece of paper or something in the bladder to avoid gluing top and bottom on to each other (irrespective of where you glue it, in, out or in the middle).
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Re: Can't remove leaking valves from bladder

Postby Herman » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:31 pm

I am sure there is a joke about a gynecologist in there somewhere!

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Re: Can't remove leaking valves from bladder

Postby szert » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:04 pm

shandav wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:06 pm
szert wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:16 am
I ended up pulling out the inner donut with the valve on it and regluing it from the outside. It seems to hold air.
Time will tell how well it holds under heavy use.
If it works then I saved myself buying 3 valves (and waiting for the delivery).
Thanks for all the tips
Hi szert.

I have the same issue with my Blade trigger.
is your repair was success? is it hold air? any suggestion?
thanks, shandav.
It is much better but not 100%, after a few hours sometimes I need to pump a bit. Not always and not sure what does it depend on... Although It might be leaking somewhere else than the valves. Also I didn't try it in really hot since the my repair yet (it was leaking really fast in tropical weather)
I should do leak test again and try to reglue the valves from inside as mentioned later in this thread. I just can't be bothered to go through the whole hassle again as it is not so bad now.
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Re: Can't remove leaking valves from bladder

Postby marlboroughman » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:34 pm

I use steam. Heat doesn't work.


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