Thanks a ton!Gigi;) wrote: ↑Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:53 amIf the tear is straight you will need this:
If tear is bigger or L shaped it's better to use this:
https://drtuba.eu/product/ultra-repair- ... -30-x-15cm
Any updates?...merl wrote: ↑Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:20 amAny update on this? How is it holding up over time? (For example, it might flake, crack or do any number of ugly things.MutantWizard wrote: ↑Sun May 13, 2018 7:16 pmGreets, my first post and thanks for the lot of tips found here.
Here is one of mine. Check the pic. This kite has seen a couple years of action when I bought it as my first and learned to ride on it. Attached it as high resolution so If you close up U will see along dacron on the trailing edge all the repairs. Fabric started falling apart from just touching it. That's when I treated the sail and its now as good if not better than when it was new. Here is how.
Pump up and open the kite. Get a small can of water based clear acrylic varnish or sometimes called acrylic emulsion. Usually this is intended for waterproofing exterior concrete walls. Mix half and half with water and apply one coat on each side of the sail. A brush or a roller is ok, just try not to be to liberal to prevent beads but still apply sufficient for it to soak into the sail fabric. It dries quickly and withing 15-20 minutes the sail is like a new plastic sheet. Try not to get any on the leading edge to prevent soak through and sticking the bladder to it. Welcome to your brand new kite!
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