henjj wrote:edt, Thanks for the reply! The holes are not near the trailing edge. Besides the one panel, the rest of the kite was in decent condition. There are some pin holes in other parts of the kite that i'll be able to just throw a patch on and call it good. But the one panel that has a bunch of small holes in it looks like it might have been drug over pavement or sharp shells or something.
From your post, here's what I'll do (correct me if there is a better way). I'll cut the damaged area out (the majority of the panel). Make a copy with the new ripstop of what I just cut out and add 1/4". I'll put the basting tape around the cut edge that is on the kite. Then I'll stick the new peice of ripstop I just cut out in place. After it is in place with the basting tape, I'll secure it with the sewing machine. I'll post some pics when its done.
My experience alsotoddalbinson wrote:My 2 cents....
If your going to resell your kite have it professionally fixed.Sew it up and bladders mended not taped
If your going to keep it and dont care about looks than here are the ways I have found work flawlessly.
Canopy and LE- Drywall mesh tape,Goop marine glue, cover and heat in sail tape. Same method as kite fix just alot cheaper.
Nipples-Aquaseal press.Same method as fellow couple pages back. All of the stick on type nipples I have used eventually come off.
Bladders- Tear aid. Find leak,lightly skuff,alcohol,stick and test.
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