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Soul kite repair

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:04 am
by grtlakes
I have a 2cm hole in the upper skin of my soul 12m. If it was a lei I would just slap a patch on it and carry on. If I clean with an alcohol wipe and use a patch is that an acceptable repair? The manual mentions repairing internally with glue and patch.
Thanks

Re: Soul kite repair

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:45 pm
by kitexpert
Use nearest air intake or dump valve and go inside and pull damaged area out. It can be done through the ribs and usually is possible.Then patch it from inside with good spinnaker tape or with glue patch. It may be possible to put inside patch through the hole but it needs some dexterity.

If above methods turn out too difficult just patch it from outside.

Re: Soul kite repair

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:37 pm
by grtlakes
Thanks

Re: Soul kite repair

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:18 pm
by joriws
I don't have Soul-kite - hence the uncertainity. But there probably is a patch of tape in repair pack which sticks Soul's fabric. I still ride Lotus-fabric speed4 and not all glues will stick to it, only FS own tape. It could be the same with Soul's DLX+ or something fabric but it depends a lot on coating. Normal Speed3 series DLX fabric I used fabric patch and Casco Liquisole glue which was perfect for fixing hole or tear.

Re: Soul kite repair

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:06 am
by Ice101
They come with free 12 month repair warranty. You could send it back and have it professionally repaired?