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Re: It's about my nipples....

Postby sflinux » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:20 pm

+1 Mcnett Aquaseal. Read the instructions and follow explicitly. One tube is enough to fix at least 3 kites.
+1 Alcohol to remove old glue (else left over old glue will delaminate causing the valve to leak. I soak a paper towel with rubbing alcohol and rub the bladder/valve until translucent.
A little investment in time cleaning is worth the extra effort.
Have yet to have a Aquaseal nipple fail. (since 2004)

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Re: It's about my nipples....

Postby fokiten » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:27 pm

I surely do appreciate all the advice...
There's one nip that has me concerened..it's only half loose...
Again thanks ya-all..
The air rush thing looks easy, yet at nine bucks a pop it offends my inner curmudgeon...
Yes, I'm still me..
Cheers, and excited to be back on the water
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Re: It's about my nipples....

Postby sarc » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:47 pm

Isnt the airtime thing the same as buying a bit of Tear-Aid type A and cutting it in a donut shape? Much cheaper

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Re: It's about my nipples....

Postby edt » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:50 pm

They are called valves. I keep clicking this topic expecting something else.

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Re: It's about my nipples....

Postby fokiten » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:51 pm

I had the exact same thought...I have to check my gear bag...I just might have some of that peel and stick stuff

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Re: It's about my nipples....

Postby fokiten » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:55 pm

edt wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:50 pm
They are called valves. I keep clicking this topic expecting something else.
Don't be quite so transparent edt, we all know the perv gene is paired with the stoke gene, yet why advertise the boner owner as compadre? We've enough of an image problem already....
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Re: It's about my nipples....

Postby downunder » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:57 am

sarc wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:47 pm
Isnt the airtime thing the same as buying a bit of Tear-Aid type A and cutting it in a donut shape? Much cheaper
Ummmm, no.

No they are not. It is a PE (?) foam ~1mm thick between 2 layers of ultra sticky stuff.

For $9 it is the most durable solution and instant bonding. With a glue, and I do have Aquaseal for my wetties, how much pressure you need to apply for a good bond?

Or put it this way, Aquaseal failed on my wettie, near the patch edge. And this patch will peel off eventually.

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Re: It's about my nipples....

Postby edt » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:03 am

The main purpose of the pressure is to prevent wrinkles. If you simply glue it and let it go, the bladder can creep while it cures and if a wrinkle forms that will cause it to fail. So the minimum amount of pressure is half a kilo or a pound, you don't need more than that but if you want to put 20 pounds on ok, more pressure is fine. Glue-ing wetsuits is a tremendously fickle business, very difficult to get a good bond. Valves are much easier and if you prep the surface first and use either aquaseal or 3m5200 it's hard to go wrong. Do not use vinyl glue when repairing a valve it will cause the urethane to melt and then it's pure lock if your bond holds or not.

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Re: It's about my nipples....

Postby downunder » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:08 am

^
Yep. Done many. For one off valve nothing beats this patch. Even better, nothing beats it in a repairing kit :)

I'm talking instant bonding.

Here, better?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KiteAid-5-pack- ... Swux5YRF4p
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Re: It's about my nipples....

Postby fokiten » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:13 am

All relevant info,
Heat is what killed the bond originally, and I would think the kite tube itself adds pressure as a true counterpoint to inflation pressure...going to roll with a Aqua seal, and may buy two of the nine buck dude for the gear bag....nothing worse than trying to fix stuff on the beach with the wind blowing...
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