edt wrote:it is incredibly difficult to do it yourself with a seam and an iron it took me about 100 tries before I got my first good seam. Get someone who has an impulse sealer that works good. .
dracop wrote:One question, why do I have to cut out the bad repair patches vs patching with a larger patch right over it? It has a smooth surface for the larger patch's adhesive to stick to and its got to be better than the larger patch having a section exposed to air.
Suggestions for where I buy a larger patch? Tear aid? Bicycle inner tube patch (others claim its the same material and is definitely more widely available).
edt wrote:Do not weld a seam of your actual kite on your first try. You will have to practice on an old bladder if you don't have any old bladder ask around, someone will gift you several feet of old bladder to practice on.
I was the same way when I first started fixing the bladders on my kites oh my goodness the messes I made of my bladders. I eventually figured it out, but even I sometimes give it up and just buy a new bladder.
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