humandrive wrote:Are there any glues other than aquaseal that would work for regluing the valves to a bladder. I've had almost every valve come off of a kite, (not just the valve pealing back but the area of the bladder has pretty much torn off the bladder itself). So far I can't find aquaseal in my area and I don't want to spend +$200 on bladders and valves for a kite I didn't even pay $500 new.
I have used something called Lepage Â¨Extreme RepairÂ¨ on all of my broken Fuel valves and it has worked rather well. If you cant find this (Got it in Home Hardware), what I did was bought a bunch of random adhesives that sounded about right (Waterproof, polyurethane/plastic bond, flexible) and just used a try-and-fail method do find one that worked...took about 3 tries.
One that works great but is more expensive is Glufix from the Kitefix line-any surf shop or kitefix.com
That isnt itÂ´s intended use, but I put a thick bead of any of the adhesives on the valve, slide it through into the bladder, press it so it seals, then put a bead around the outside of the bladder, then flip the polyurethane flap over and press it all together.
If you need to get an adhesive off, Goo-Gone works great