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snowycarter
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Kite Line Waterproofing

Postby snowycarter » Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:10 am

What do the manufacturers put on the Dyneema or Spectra lines to waterproof em.

I have used Naish lines for the longest time and liked what they put on them as the lines seemed to last a good few solid seasons.

Is it some sort of wax?

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Postby Ozone Kites AUS » Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:49 am

Its a synthetic petroleum based resin.
I don't know of a way to recoat the lines.

Spectra and Dyneema (same thing) which is what kite lines are made from is totally impervious to water, the coating make the lines more slippery and seals out sand and other particles that can cause wear.

Cya and

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