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Re: [ksurf] Re: Tar on my kite !

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  • dave.drunkard
    We have always used Eucalyptus oil to get tar off: kites, children, anything. Does the job a treat, no damage and smells good. Available at pharmacies Dave
    Message 1 of 1 , May 4, 2003
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      We have always used Eucalyptus oil to get tar off: kites, children,
      anything.
      Does the job a treat, no damage and smells good.
      Available at pharmacies

      Dave



      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "zenwind1" <Kiteboarding@...>
      To: <kitesurf@yahoogroups.com>
      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 kitesurf@yahoogroups.com, "scnukinboyz" <scnukinboyz@y...>
      > wrote:
      > > Help, I got like a 3" blob of tar on my dacron LE. How can i
      > remove
      > > it without damaging the kite. please help.
      > >
      > > thanks
      >
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