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water in the LE??

Postby Ferosimo » Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:19 pm

Hi there valve in my LE got accidently opened and about two litres of salty water got through. I managed to drain out all of it but i reckon inside is still wet. Is this a problem , is the salt going to damage bladder or i shouldnt worry about that :?: thanx guys

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Postby Darktanyan » Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:02 pm

A little moisture is not a problem :)

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Postby loeuftok » Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:07 am

not too much a problem, but if you want to remove the rest of the water you can:
hang your bladder so that the valve is on the lower side.
inflate the bladder when hanging and close the valve
slap gently the bladder with your fingers, drops of water are now going down toward the valve
deflate to remove the rest of the water

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Postby Ferosimo » Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:12 am

so salt is not a problem :thumb:
cheers :bye:

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Postby BullsShit.com » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:47 am

salt should actually trap the moisture, no?

If you can, maybe flush it with fresh water and hang it up to drain and dry.

Could work, but I would not bather...lazy

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Postby spork » Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:04 am

BullsShit.com wrote:If you can, maybe flush it with fresh water and hang it up to drain and dry.
Fresh water could lead to mildew. Salt water won't. The salt doesn't hurt the outside of the bladder, and it's the same material. I do as loeuftok suggested - inflate it, let the water drain toward the valve, and let it out. I'm still on an '03 kite that gets 100 days/year, so it must not be too much of a problem.

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Postby BullsShit.com » Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:35 am

i said " dry" after flushing

And I guess when you guys kite on a lake your kite is going to mildew?

sure it is....

kite dry= no rotting

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Baby Powder

Postby goulart » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:51 pm

Just put a bit of baby powder in the pump intake and pump it up after drying.
I have done this and it increases the longevity quite a bit.

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