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Double-sided Type A Tear Aid?

Postby NYKiter » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:49 pm

Where can I get some of this?
They obviously make it because all the U-stick valves use it....

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Re: Double-sided Type A Tear Aid?

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Re: Double-sided Type A Tear Aid?

Postby NYKiter » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:39 pm

only single-sided.... :argue:

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Re: Double-sided Type A Tear Aid?

Postby Laughingman » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:15 am

This adhesive is the same we use for graphics.ithink we call it neeto tape. Next time my 3m rep comes in I will get more info.

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Re: Double-sided Type A Tear Aid?

Postby Puetz » Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:44 am

I repaired a big tear thats lasted so far 6 months with this stuff. I put a layer of this stuff around the tear that was very jaggered. Then put a sheet of bladder material over the whole lot. So far so good.

http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.as ... ATID=961#1

Good luck,

Robbie :D
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Re: Double-sided Type A Tear Aid?

Postby NYKiter » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:02 am

Thanks, I now have a large collection of usable valves after several replacement failures that ruined many bladders and the double sided is needed for future attempts...

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Re: Double-sided Type A Tear Aid?

Postby GregK » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:43 pm

You might want to consider using Airtime Valve traps - http://www.airtimekite.com/index.php/airtime-kite-bladders/valve-repair/valve-trap/valve-trap.html . They sandwhich the valve shloulder with a thin but very flexible and sticky adhesive foam, making an adhesive bond on both the underside and top-side of the valve shoulder. Nice big diameter and third adhesive layer to make the bond to the bladder. I've been using them for about 6 months thus far, with excellent results.

Airtime claims they are 5 times more durable than standard stick-on valves - they must be doing some sort of accelerated testing on which this claim is based.

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Re: Double-sided Type A Tear Aid?

Postby NYKiter » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:09 pm

DAMMIT...this is good. If I had known of these I would have saved 2 bladders already :evil:
Thanks though...I will be getting some for my other kites.

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Re: Double-sided Type A Tear Aid?

Postby edt » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:16 pm

those airtime traps are HUGE 4 inches wide. Every one I used I had to trim down in size, so if you have a failed valve you had to cut out with scissors there is a good chance the trap will work. I haven't had a trap fail yet, but you know, I haven't had an original airtime valve fail ever either.

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Re: Double-sided Type A Tear Aid?

Postby NYKiter » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:57 pm

Grrrr..quite difficult to set the airtime or usticks without folding the bladder...I was attempting to re-seat an old ustick and stretched the bladder upon removal....of course I ruined yet another bladder....this will help dramatically...


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