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How can i repair a tear in a foilkite?

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frankm1960
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Re: How can i repair a tear in a foilkite?

Postby frankm1960 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:29 pm

snobdr wrote:Whatever you use CLEAN the area real good with alcohol before sticking anything to it.


That's a good idea. I fixed a large tear (4 ft) on my 9m. Cleaned the area with alcohol, then taped it, then applied some heat with an iron. Still holding.

If the tear is around a bridal attachment point then you may want to sew the patch as well. It's hard to sew through tape by hand though but you can do it.

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

Postby bay surfer » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:12 am

Repair the kite with sailtape, repair will be strong and permanent, if along a seem sew.


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