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How can i repair a tear in a foilkite?

Postby Zenner » Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:51 pm

I'm wondering how i can repair my ozone 3.5 kite, It's a bit torn at one side.
The tear is about 10 cm long.

Can i repair it with ordinary duct tape or do i have to buy special tape?

Thanks , Zenner

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Re: How can i repair a tear in a foilkite?

Postby Craz Z » Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:39 pm

where is the tear ? If its on or near a cell seam throw it away or have it done professionally 3.5 meter almost isn't worth sending off for the 100$ plus repair. Don't use duct tape its heavy and messy I've seen some people doit but I wouldn't

The two options for self repair is kite fix and actual ripstop kite repair tape avalible at prokitesurf and air time

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Re: How can i repair a tear in a foilkite?

Postby Zenner » Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:09 pm

Thanks and i will check out prokitesurf and airtime.

And the tear is at the back of the outer right side.
(if you face the front of the kite)

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Re: How can i repair a tear in a foilkite?

Postby papakiter » Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:19 pm

You could try one of Dr.Tuba products. Works nicely.

Zenner wrote:Thanks and i will check out prokitesurf and airtime.

And the tear is at the back of the outer right side.
(if you face the front of the kite)

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Re: How can i repair a tear in a foilkite?

Postby Zenner » Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:39 pm

I think i found a good product at Dr tuba.
The TPU adhesive tape. Does it work well on foil?

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Re: How can i repair a tear in a foilkite?

Postby waynepjh » Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:01 pm

Tape inside and out and be sure to round the corners of your patches! good luck!

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Re: How can i repair a tear in a foilkite?

Postby Zenner » Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:05 pm

waynepjh wrote:Tape inside and out and be sure to round the corners of your patches! good luck!


Thx man!

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Re: How can i repair a tear in a foilkite?

Postby Kamikuza » Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:59 am

TearAid?

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Re: How can i repair a tear in a foilkite?

Postby papakiter » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:17 am

Ripstop Nylon adhesive tape will do the job well. Round the edges as waynepjh suggested.

Zenner wrote:I think i found a good product at Dr tuba.
The TPU adhesive tape. Does it work well on foil?

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Re: How can i repair a tear in a foilkite?

Postby snobdr » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:36 pm

Best way to repair a foil is buy an LEI!
With any larger repair (bigger then a couple of inches) its best to sew over the tape. Especially if you are going to use it in cold weather. Ive seen ripstop tape peel off.
The worst thing would be to think you have repaired your kite only to have it rip more when your using it because the tape failed.
You could also use something like kitefix. At least they are glueing the tape down.
Whatever you use CLEAN the area real good with alcohol before sticking anything to it.


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