picture of the problem will tell a 1000 words...
the easiest and nicest would be if you have impulse sealer. Eventually you can try welding with home iron but be sure that you protect the bladder well where you dont want the bond. (
think of carton paper wrapped in baking paper...) ... or send to your local repair guy. Or to us if you can't find anyone
PS: If you think that you can repair with monster bladder patch - feel free to contact me we can send you special sized one
I had a LE blowout on one of my old Cabrinha Crossbows. I had the kite itself repaired at a sail maker and I replaced the bladder with a new one. Once back on the water, the kite explodes again when it smashed the water, the fabric in the LE was ripped open where the seams from the sail maker was made *sigh*.
Anyway, I had the kite repaired again with extra reinforcement. The LE bladder I tried to fix by cutting a hole in the bladder around the part that was ripped open and by then putting a huge patch over that hole. One lube of glue and hundreds of bad words later I finally thought that the LE was fixed once for all, but my repair work apparently failed and there is no chance that I can fix the leakage that still is there. Believe me, I tried!
I now have two options.
1. Buy a new bladder, again. I feel though that I don't want to spend a single cent more on this f*****g kite.
2. My final idea of fixing the LE is to cut out a whole section of the bladder. Take a corresponding section from my extra bladder (since I have two of them now) and glue that section on to the bladder. I´m thinking that it perhaps is possible if I thread the bladder on some kind of pipe with the same dimension as the the bladder itself (or slightly bigger) before I glue it to make sure that the surfaces are perfectly flattened out.
Has anyone tried this, or is there another way to replace a section of a bladder. We´re talking about a section that is about 25 cm in length.