Re: How to seal tiny hole in spreader bar?
- This is a manufacturing flaw and you could get it replaced under
warranty. But it is really no big deal. I would just use a big glob
of silicon caulking over the hole.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John F. Kim" <jcasekim@y...>
> Hello, expert kiters. I have a question about a tiny hole in myused
> spreader bar.
> I have a 10" stainless steel DaKine Hammerhead spreader bar. I
> it a few times to body drag and afterwards noticed some waterseemed
> to be coming out of it. After the second use, I could hear waterget
> sloshing around inside and found a tiny hole at one end where the
> Powerclip oval is welded to the main part of the bar. It was so
> small that it was hard to pour the water out because no air could
> into the bar. I pushed the water out by alternately heating andthe
> cooling the bar with hot and cold tap water (to expand the air
> Now that the spreader bar is reasonably empty, I'd like to plug
> hole, but with what? Should I use superglue, silicone caulk,rubber
> repair sealant, "liquid metal" epoxy, or something else? Whatwill
> stick to stainless steel? GE silicone caulk will stick well tonearly
> any clean surface, but the hole seems a little too small toactually
> get any caulk into the hole.is
> I could go the other direction and drill another tiny hole at the
> opposite end so any water that gets in will drain out easily. Or
> the hole there for a good reason?
> --John Kim