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Kite line re-coating

Postby gator1 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:41 am

My kite lines are losing the coating in some parts but still in good condition in other areas.

Is there any proven coating kiter's use to re-coat lines.

I've heard of Primelines but was thinking of a product that's similar to the original coating vs just a wax. Polyurathane spray?

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Re: Kite line re-coating

Postby Zian kiteboarding » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:18 pm

If its the part where they rub because of looping.... I take a candle, rub it on the areas, then close my hand around the line and move up and down repeatingly. The parafin then nicely melts on/in the line. Works good enough for me.

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Re: Kite line re-coating

Postby Bill C » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:44 pm

Zian kiteboarding wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:18 pm
If its the part where they rub because of looping.... I take a candle, rub it on the areas, then close my hand around the line and move up and down repeatingly. The parafin then nicely melts on/in the line. Works good enough for me.
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Re: Kite line re-coating

Postby jakemoore » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:56 pm

Time to replace. A broken line in a best case scenario is a swim in and a missed session. No fun.

Cut out the worn areas and splice new loops. Use the healthy line as an extension set for light winds.
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Re: Kite line re-coating

Postby Mossy 757 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:42 pm

jakemoore wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:56 pm
Time to replace.
"...on the strength of one link in the cable,
dependeth the might of the chain,
who knows when thou mayest be tested,
so live that thou bearest the strain."

You don't fix kiteline, you replace it. Period.

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Re: Kite line re-coating

Postby AndersP » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:00 pm

I believe that maintenance can make your lines live longer if do it before they are worn out.

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Re: Kite line re-coating

Postby JakeFarley » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:24 pm

Ok, if you replace your lines what do you do with the old ones???

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Re: Kite line re-coating

Postby SonnyRider » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:35 am

JakeFarley wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:24 pm
Ok, if you replace your lines what do you do with the old ones???
As stated above make some extensions, or make a short lineset.

Make into jewelry :lol:

Or bin them

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Re: Kite line re-coating

Postby Kite Queretaro » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:28 pm

Not all do the extreme kiting and the old lines will do good for most of us!
I did use the candle on different lines and it works well for me.

Guys like Bill should just keep it to them self and watching what he feel like!

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Portland Oregon :( USA......

I am new in the forum and hope answers like this is not what the forum is all about!

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Re: Kite line re-coating

Postby Bill C » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:38 pm

Kite Queretaro wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:28 pm
Not all do the extreme kiting and the old lines will do good for most of us!
I did use the candle on different lines and it works well for me.

Guys like Bill should just keep it to them self and watching what he feel like!

Bill C wrote:
Does it help to watch pornography?
Portland Oregon :( USA......

I am new in the forum and hope answers like this is not what the forum is all about!

Saludos
Fuk you, it was a joke. I've seen a lot worse on this forum.


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