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 Post subject: Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:16 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDio-51RjRQ

http://www.fixmykite.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:16 am 
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Is there any tips or tricks to sew the covers on the lines to make the loops for the larks head? or just fold the cover in half and use a zig-zag stich up the length of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
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Tolios,
The 303 products are good. I've been using the 303 aerospace protectant:
http://www.303products.com/tech/index.c ... N=81947885
I spray it on my kites about every six months. Most of my kites are 2005 and still going strong. I started using the 303 products after reading about it in a kite mag article.
@humandrive, you have the idea. Just make sure your zigs are going through the kiteline. I like to use the short zig-zag stitch, where there are a couple stitches in each zig (that stitch came with my Brother sewing machine).


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 Post subject: Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:25 am 
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sflinux
thanx for your reply
thats what i wanted to hear.


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 Post subject: Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:50 pm 
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The protectant is great stuff for the car dash, door, etc. can't say about on a kite

If you get the "Fabric Guard" PLEASE try it on something other than your kite first.
I used it on my rag top and wished I never had. Once it's on there your stuck with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
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just saved my new sw3...ryuu
the fabric guard was the only product i could find in the market over here...just canceled the order. :remybussi:


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 Post subject: Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:29 pm 
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In the UK its so expensive. When you go on kitesurfing holidays to other places its usually a lot cheaper. SO top tip there! go on holiday to fix your kite!


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 Post subject: Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
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Hooked-onKitesurfing wrote:
In the UK its so expensive. When you go on kitesurfing holidays to other places its usually a lot cheaper. SO top tip there! go on holiday to fix your kite!


Wow - what a pimp. Seven posts since you've been here and six of them contain links to your kitesurfing business. I guess is beats paying for ads.


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 Post subject: Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
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sflinux wrote:
Tolios,
The 303 products are good. I've been using the 303 aerospace protectant:
http://www.303products.com/tech/index.c ... N=81947885
I spray it on my kites about every six months. Most of my kites are 2005 and still going strong. I started using the 303 products after reading about it in a kite mag article.
@humandrive, you have the idea. Just make sure your zigs are going through the kiteline. I like to use the short zig-zag stitch, where there are a couple stitches in each zig (that stitch came with my Brother sewing machine).



All my kites are 2005 and I use nothing but good house keeping on them. Keep them clean and never put them away wet.


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 Post subject: Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:57 am 
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i ll try tha fabric guard on my sw and i ll let you know soon of the results.
i take care of my kite a lot but if there is something that will expand the life of the fragile ripstop fabric i think is worth the try.


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