Re: [ksurf] Re: Tar on my kite !
- We have always used Eucalyptus oil to get tar off: kites, children,
Does the job a treat, no damage and smells good.
Available at pharmacies
----- Original Message -----
From: "zenwind1" <Kiteboarding@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 4:45 AM
Subject: [ksurf] Re: Tar on my kite !
> Get some Johnson & Johnson baby oil (mineral oil). Take a clean
> paper towel and put a small amount of baby oil on the towel. Try to
> rub the tar off without spreading it over more of your kite. Keep
> moving to a clean area of the paper towel with fresh oil on it,
> don't make several passes with a dirty paper towel, just wipe it a
> couple of times to get the big stuff off. Once you get most of it
> off it will look like the tar has stained the Dacron. Once again
> use a clean paper towel with fresh oil on it and really work the
> stain by rubbing it a lot. The key to getting the last bit of stain
> off is to allow the oil to work into the Dacron a bit, and keep
> rubbing it with clean oil and paper towel. Use the baby oil
> sparingly because it will soak into and through the Dacron, so you
> don't want a lot on there or it will go through to the bladder. It
> is no big deal if it does soak through, as it won't hurt anything,
> but it is better to use as little as possible. The oil will leave a
> slight oil mark on the Dacron, but you will really have to look for
> it to notice it. This method has worked very well on all my kites
> for the past two years. It's too bad the tar doesn't come off as
> easy on the Dacron as it does on the ripstop, because it comes right
> off of the ripstop almost immediately with the baby oil. Take care.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "scnukinboyz" <scnukinboyz@y...>
> > Help, I got like a 3" blob of tar on my dacron LE. How can i
> > it without damaging the kite. please help.
> > thanks
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