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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby knotwindy » Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:55 pm

Does Airtime or Dr Tuba still sell bladders? Anyone know?

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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby GregK » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:46 am

knotwindy wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:55 pm
Airtime still sell bladders?
Airtime's website is taking internet orders - https://www.airtimekite.com/
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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby nixmatters » Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:43 am

knotwindy wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:55 pm
Does Airtime or Dr Tuba still sell bladders? Anyone know?
Ask Gigi (Dr Tuba)
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Kite repair kit:
https://drtuba.eu/products/kite-repair-kit

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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby Gigi;) » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:05 am

knotwindy wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:55 pm
Does Airtime or Dr Tuba still sell bladders? Anyone know?
Hello,

we're working normally ;)

https://drtuba.eu/

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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby DariKite » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:13 pm

Is there any way to separate or "unglue" bladder material that has been exposed to intense heat? I have a bladder with this problem and I tried to separate it with hair dryer heat and it worked, but not in all spots. I think maybe I could do a tiny cut on the bladder and apply a chemical on the inside of the bladder to separate the bonded material. Maybe alcohol would work?
I know I should buy a new bladder but it's an old kite and I can't receive packages where I am.
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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby Gigi;) » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:13 am

You could try with talcum powder or if not available baby powder... altho never tried this.
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Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:13 pm
Is there any way to separate or "unglue" bladder material that has been exposed to intense heat? I have a bladder with this problem and I tried to separate it with hair dryer heat and it worked, but not in all spots. I think maybe I could do a tiny cut on the bladder and apply a chemical on the inside of the bladder to separate the bonded material. Maybe alcohol would work?
I know I should buy a new bladder but it's an old kite and I can't receive packages where I am.

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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby DariKite » Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:15 pm

I need to reglue old valves to the bladder and purchased 3M 5200 urethane adhesive sealant but it's not the fast cure version. It's a slow cure version that lasts 7 days to dry. I know there are some "accelerators" sold separately to accelerate the curing process. Anyone know which product would serve the purpose?

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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby nixmatters » Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:19 pm

DariKite wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:15 pm
I need to reglue old valves to the bladder and purchased 3M 5200 urethane adhesive sealant but it's not the fast cure version. It's a slow cure version that lasts 7 days to dry. I know there are some "accelerators" sold separately to accelerate the curing process. Anyone know which product would serve the purpose?
Plenty of isocyanate crosslinkers can do the job. Check Desmodur RFE, it's available in small retail packaging

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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby BWD » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:32 am

Easiest and best to buy a small tube of fast 5200, rather than try to mess with extra goo additives.


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