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Pump Rehab

Postby NYKiter » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:39 pm

I believe the inner rings and walls get scored so I tend to change these out but I keep the slingshot alum. shaft for longevity. What do you do to rehab your pumps? Any tips or tricks to share?

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Re: Pump Rehab

Postby matth » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:45 pm

I remember finding this a few months back.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn8FrMjj ... ata_player

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Re: Pump Rehab

Postby sarc » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:04 pm

The best therapy is called "Go to Walmart, Bunnings, Carrefour or whatever it's called where you live and get a $10 replacement that is just as good as the original $40 pump". :remybussi:

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Re: Pump Rehab

Postby NYKiter » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:16 pm

Good video thanks. I'm a little concerned about mixing petroleum-based lubricants with the gaskets as he does, may deteriorate them. :argue:

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Re: Pump Rehab

Postby experienced1 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:42 pm

WD40 makes a Silicon spray...safe to use
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Re: Pump Rehab

Postby dyyylan » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:24 pm

sarc wrote:The best therapy is called "Go to Walmart, Bunnings, Carrefour or whatever it's called where you live and get a $10 replacement that is just as good as the original $40 pump". :remybussi:


yup. got mine off amazon prime for $9 free 2 day shipping, lasted longer than the one from the mfg

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Re: Pump Rehab

Postby eree » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:32 pm

wd40 i see in the shops contains organic solvents. so never use it near the kite pumps or kites

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Re: Pump Rehab

Postby NYKiter » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:00 pm

Would anyone purchase an aluminum pump designed to last more than one year?

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Re: Pump Rehab

Postby dejavu » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:19 pm

Thoroughly clean out with a soft rag and then apply a small so read of Vaseline petroleum jelly. I have done this now a few times.......perfect.

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Re: Pump Rehab

Postby dyyylan » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:57 am

NYKiter wrote:Would anyone purchase an aluminum pump designed to last more than one year?


not when I can buy one that lasts about a year for $9


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