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WD-40 weakens kite lines?

Postby JaDan » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:18 pm

I've been using wd40 to prevent corrosion on my slingshot bar at the clamcleat.

I was just starting to think whether I should be careful not to get it on the depower line , in case it start to deteriorate the line in some way I'm unaware of.

What do you guys think ?

Am I ok in assuming a little wd40 won't do any damage ?

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Re: WD-40 weakens kite lines?

Postby kiterocky » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:23 pm

U will change the rope before start deteriorate....

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Re: WD-40 weakens kite lines?

Postby edt » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:24 pm

according to what I have read, hydrocarbons (wd-40) is fine to use on dyneema rope, the only problem is if it gets inside the strands and causes sand to stick to the rope that can cause wear. You are probably right wd-40 is fine.

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Re: WD-40 weakens kite lines?

Postby pete32257 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:24 pm

Around these here parts WD-40 is used with some success as a fish atttractant. Maybe I’m paranoid but I don’t want any attention from Sharky Mc Sharkface. Yes, I ‘m paranoid.

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Re: WD-40 weakens kite lines?

Postby JaDan » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:47 am

After I thought about it , I'm pretty sure I read some literature on one of the manufacturers site about dyneema being resistant to gasoline and grease , resilient in dirty conditions.

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Re: WD-40 weakens kite lines?

Postby JaDan » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:50 am

pete32257 wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:24 pm
Around these here parts WD-40 is used with some success as a fish atttractant. Maybe I’m paranoid but I don’t want any attention from Sharky Mc Sharkface. Yes, I ‘m paranoid.
Lol, I'll make sure I don't use so much that I have a big wd40 slick
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Re: WD-40 weakens kite lines?

Postby rogue_kiteboarder » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:15 pm

You do not need to put anything on your lines, but if you must, use Armor All instead of WD-40.

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Re: WD-40 weakens kite lines?

Postby JaDan » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:03 am

I'm not putting it on the lines, I'm using it to prevent corrosion on the clam cleat.

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Re: WD-40 weakens kite lines?

Postby airsurfer » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:19 am

try olive oil spray. I'm not kidding it's cheap and works well and last longer than you might expect.

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Re: WD-40 weakens kite lines?

Postby Matteo V » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:17 pm

HDPE is one of the hardest things to get anything to stick to. It is so nonreactive, that you could get rich figuring out a glue that would bond with it. This nonreactive property, along with UV resistance, is a primary reason that HPDE (actually UHMWPE) is so good for kite lines. Other "Super" materials just do not cut it on one property or the other.

So with a low potential for reaction with almost all chemicals, there may not be anything that you could put on your lines to harm them.

Here are some things that we use HDPE as a container for.

Motor oil
Gasoline
Muratic acid (hydrochloric acid)
Acetone

The only issue on containers I have run into is using a lighter molecular weight (LDPE) material to contain wax remover. The wax remover seems to not attack the LDPE, but rather travel through it to the other side. That is evidenced by setting the wax remover container on top of a polycarbonate sheet, and over time, it melts the poly carbonate under the LDPE container. The control for this experiment is acetone which does not cause this reaction.


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