Re: [ksurfschool] kite repair
- If it is just a traight tear that does not run along a strut, then it can be glued rather than weaken it by sewing. The glue we use is clear polyurethane, sold in camping stores as seam sealer, the brand I use is called "Seam Grip"
Get some sailcloth same or similar to the original, cut a piece to overlap the rip by 2 cm all round spread glue on it (maybe tape the patch to a glass/smooth table) then apply to kite, put a sheet of plastic on top and them pile with phone books of other heavy weight. 12hrs later you will have a very strong almost invisible very pro looking repair.
You can use this technique to repair any part of an inflato if you have the time.
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Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 9:50 PM
Subject: [ksurfschool] kite repair
I have a Wipika with a rip in the center. Anyone do their own
repairs that can give me advice on thread type and sewing pattern?
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