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Nano protection for kites?

Postby Toby » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:48 am


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Re: Nano protection for kites?

Postby Kite2Heaven » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:17 am

Yeah its good stuff, the race yachts and power boats have been using the Marine glide on the hullls and sail - spinakers to decrease wet rigging weight n increase speed. Just need to re apply now n then etc. They mix theirs with water for large surface areas..
Apart from straps you can pull your board out the water dry :)

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Re: Nano protection for kites?

Postby edt » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:28 am

I seen this before. if my numbers are right at retail prices it will cost $300 to coat your kite and it will add about 8 kilos of weight. I think you want to try applying it at something like 1/20th recommended application level.

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Re: Nano protection for kites?

Postby Eurus » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:39 am

edt wrote:I seen this before. if my numbers are right at retail prices it will cost $300 to coat your kite and it will add about 8 kilos of weight. I think you want to try applying it at something like 1/20th recommended application level.


You are calculating coating both sides of the kite correct? Your numbers are pretty accurate for an 11M kite. Not sure how you came up with a 1/20th application level though. In order for the product to work I would imagine you should apply it as recommended. It's a spray on application from an aerosol can.

I would like to coat my kite lines with this.

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Re: Nano protection for kites?

Postby Tiago1973 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:15 am

did anyone tried this one and what were the results?
http://www.kite-refit.com/nl/kite-refit-coating.html


as i´m turning cheap in anything kite-related - does anybody knows about any similar product, just not in a package saying “kite”, that would do the same thing but at about half the price?

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Re: Nano protection for kites?

Postby rtz » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:03 pm

"Dacron: 303 Aerospace Protectant will restore lost color to faded colored dacron"

http://303products.com/product-uses/sail-cloth

http://www.amazon.com/303-Products-Aero ... B004HHSGS0


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