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 Post subject: Best kite repair shop in the u.s
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:46 pm 
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I was woundering is there anyone who can stich in a peace of new velcro that goes over the inflate valve to make sure it stays in. Mine has started to unravel on the edges.

It doesnt effect it i just like my kites to stay clean. :cheers:


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 Post subject: Re: Best kite repair shop in the u.s
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:24 am 
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fastrider wrote:
I was woundering is there anyone who can stich in a peace of new velcro that goes over the inflate valve to make sure it stays in. Mine has started to unravel on the edges.

It doesnt effect it i just like my kites to stay clean. :cheers:


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 Post subject: Re: Best kite repair shop in the u.s
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:55 am 
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Any sew shop can do that for you. A seamstress could have it done in under an hour. I use my local one to handle all my minor repairs.

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 Post subject: Re: Best kite repair shop in the u.s
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:05 am 
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It should be an easy repair you can swing the sewing machine inside the leading edge via the zipper, or hand sew it. . I can't imagine it would cost more than $20 for any tailor (or sail repair shop) to do.

You will probably have to supply your own velcro.

Nothing wrong with wanting to keep your kite minty.

You could also send it to a kite repair specialists but then you are talking about a big shipping fee.

Or take it to any local guys that can do kite repairs.

Remember when you go to your local tailor or sail maker, they will not know anything about bladders you might have to take it out for them before you give it to them, or make sure they don't accidentally puncture it.

If this were my kite I would buy some velcro and sew it on by hand myself. If you don't own any polyester thread you can use dental floss in a pinch. Cotton thread doesn't weather as well as a polyester thread. Such a small repair I don't think I would bother setting up my sewing machine.


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