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Re: Recoating kite fabric

Postby foilholio » Tue May 21, 2019 1:28 pm

Yes a few minutes usually, the goo has some cure time and will continue to smell (evaporate slightly) for a long time. Evaporation is quicker with higher temp like summer and Toluene is faster than Xylene.

That kite coating peeling looks similar to flysurfer PU coating peeling. The tips flap more so I guess that is why it wears there quicker. I notice where a rolled kite is folded it wears there too.

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Re: Recoating kite fabric

Postby Bbking » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:23 pm

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Re: Recoating kite fabric

Postby Pana » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:20 pm

Has anybody ever heard of or tested Para-shield on kites ?

Awaiting answers from them on a few questions concerning kites...

´Para-Shield is the most effective UV protectant and sealant, ideal for SkyTec ripstop nylon, gelvenor and F111 ripstop. Restores and fills porous parachutes, maintains a like-new appearance that revitalizes and conditions. Para-Shield keeps colors looking new, repels water, dirt and dust, prevents soiling and - most importantly - stops UV damage caused by the sun.´

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Re: Recoating kite fabric

Postby Pana » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:08 pm

Follow up on parashield:

Hello, sorry for the delay it’s been a busy season for flying. Answers to your questions:

Hi,
Is the product recommended for inflatable and lei kites for kitsurfing ?
It works on all ripstop fabrics and will reduce the porosity guaranteed
How dos the pruduct react to water contact ?
Contact will not remove it however immersion can result in reduced performance
Can you specify what would be the weigh gain in gr of the dry product on a 10 sqare meter kite .
Maybe a few ounces. The 32 ounce bottle will dry out to less than ¼ of the weight.

Send me your address- ill send you a sample bottle so you can try it and give me feedback.

Regards

Dave

Pm me if you whant to do the testing

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Re: Recoating kite fabric

Postby Regis-de-giens » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:49 pm

Hi,
Interested in doing a test as well to give a feedback with the other means I tried ; I give my address in PM.

Last week-end, I have done a preventive re-coating of my loved Pulsion after few 30 hours of use : a "hybrid" coating : nikwax on trailing edge (10 cm bandth width), same on the Leading Edge ; then to limit the weigh increase, I used the nanao-coating SealNGLide on the extrados; intrados with limited quantity of SealNGlide to allow for rapid drying of th inner of the kite if once wet ;
here the picture : on the right the LE and TE 10 cm width that were coated with Kikwax ; on the left, in the middle of the kite, SealNGlide.
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It is now drying and "curing", but I have already measured that the weight increase is not measurable (less than 10 grams on 1600 grams ) ... Great !

It was a lot of work (hours, cost) but I think the result should be great : Nikwax is more "watertight " to water with pressure when kite sits on water waiting for the next gust to come and relaunch, while SealNglide elsewhere is deperlant to let the overall cloth dray an light...


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