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Kite repair

Postby redhatlx09 » Wed May 09, 2012 8:25 pm

Anyone have any advice about reattaching a valve to a bladder? What type of glue or if i should use glue, the kite came with a bladder repair kit just wondering exactly what the glue is in case i need to buy more.


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Re: Kite repair

Postby noel » Wed May 09, 2012 9:23 pm

The glue is rubber cement or model glue. Easier to buy an Airtime (or equivalent) replacement valve as it already has an adhesive on the new valve.

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Re: Kite repair

Postby greenmachine » Wed May 09, 2012 10:22 pm

Aquaseal Repair Adhesive & Sealant.

Available in most scuba stores or major sports stores. Typically used for wetsuit repair. I used it this past fall on a 2009 Waroo valve/bladder delamination. Looks better than the factory sealant.

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Re: Kite repair

Postby dyyylan » Thu May 10, 2012 1:32 am

that old kite you have probably isn't worth fixing.

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Re: Kite repair

Postby redhatlx09 » Thu May 10, 2012 1:59 am

The kite has never been used, came with manuals and strings still in the packaging and Styrofoam on the nozzles.

If you mean outdated technology wise, then i respect your opinion but i had the kite explained to me in person and i understand how to use it, as well as read a couple of reviews on it being a pretty good kite.

http://www.kite-surf.com/userreviews/sh ... _Index=703

http://www.kite-surf.com/userreviews/sh ... _Index=987
http://www.kite-surf.com/userreviews/sh ... _Index=881

But thanks for the input. I guess

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Re: Kite repair

Postby dyyylan » Thu May 10, 2012 2:05 am

those reviews are 10 years old

have fun trying to learn to kite on those things.

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Re: Kite repair

Postby sprockett » Thu May 10, 2012 12:57 pm

Aquaseal is King.
Clean with alcohol, let dry, apply glue then apply clamping force... I used to use 2 x 25kg weightlifting weights (hole is perfect size) for 24 hours.
Be sure to completely remove old valve first.

Or track down 'KiteAid"

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Re: Kite repair

Postby dow » Tue May 15, 2012 10:10 am

We've been testing glue but it doesn't work very well as the valve base is small and you don't have enough surface to realize a proper attachement of the valve. A new stick-on valve costs between 12 and 15 euros depending on your location. You can track them down here:U-Stick valves

p.s. yes i'm affiliated but i figured it would still be a useful help!

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Re: Kite repair

Postby redhatlx09 » Tue May 15, 2012 9:47 pm

Used a large washer and about 15 lbs of books down on top of a shot glass to seal the valve to the bladder. Aquaseal worked perfectly. Have flown the kite a few times already and have no leaks or problems with it at all.

Thx for all the help

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Re: Kite repair

Postby Gigi;) » Wed May 16, 2012 9:32 pm

Hi,

follow this procedure and you'll be just fine. If you know more regarding the glue we're using and some cool tricks please follow this FAQ link ;).

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redhatlx09 wrote:Anyone have any advice about reattaching a valve to a bladder? What type of glue or if i should use glue, the kite came with a bladder repair kit just wondering exactly what the glue is in case i need to buy more.


Greenmachine is the bomb

Noel is awsome!

Thanks so much guys


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