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« on: July 28, 2014, 10:50 AM »

Had a great time at BeachFest held in Mentor, Ohio over the weekend. Flew team with a bunch of great people. Very very enjoyable all in all.
The winds would occasionally drop to zero, which meant my loved B Series Pro spent some time on the sand. Dirtiest sand I've ever seen!
Now my kite is really dirty.
I'm not sure of the best way to clean it up.
What's a good and safe way to clean?

Also, I noticed the insignia strips used between the down rods and sail show black rub marks (?) which I am thinking is from the rods. Any way to remove those?

Thanks in advance for any advise/suggestions!

Best breezes
Bill
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 01:15 PM »

water hose, no soap,  just let it dry before putting it away. But you know that...
why bother with the black on the tape? it is just going to do it again...
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 10:40 PM »

First, glad you had fun.  Cheesy

Agree with the water hose.  Or you can use the shower (don't use hot water) if you don't have access to a water hose.  These methods work great for removing sand, dirt, etc.  Not sure what you mean by dirty sand.  If it's icky, non-solid stuff, then cleaning might be a little more difficult. 

Regarding the "black rub marks", was there fine black or dark colored material on your beach?  The reason I ask is I got light brown colored "rub marks" on mine after flying on dirt (packed dirt with really fine stuff that would come up when disturbed).  The color of the marks on the insignia strips is about the same as the color of the dirt.  Maybe you had something similar on your beach but black or very dark in color?  See if it comes off with the rinse.  I haven't heard of Rev rods making rub marks (not to say that's impossible though). 
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2014, 01:36 AM »

Thank you gentlemen. I was pretty sure that was the preferred method, but thought I would check.

As for the "rub marks", I noticed them as I was setting up, so they don't appear to be from the sand. Not a huge deal, but just hadn't seen it before on my other Revs or other kites.
Thanks again, and best breezes to you.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014, 11:22 PM »

Lady here.  Wink

Maybe the "rub marks" came from the previous flight and just went unnoticed.  The whiteness of the insignia strips does seem to make any little dirtiness much more obvious. 
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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 01:49 AM »

Lady here.  Wink

Ooops, sorry.  Embarrassed I can be such a dork sometimes.  Roll Eyes

Got the kite cleaned up pretty well. The "rub marks" still show a little, but the rest looks great.
Thanks again for the help.
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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 02:15 AM »

I noticed this on my B series as well.
The rods have pretty sharp ridges where they appear to be wrapped in tape during construction and then removed after curing, I'm guessing??
After a half hour fly from new, there were very noticeable wear marks on the sail, so fitted clear tent repair tape to prevent further wear.
Both sets of rods that came with it are the same with the full length spiral ridges.

I thought it was just me being anal about it.
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