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« on: April 27, 2009, 10:43 AM »

Someone in the Fractured Axel suggests to use Silicon Oil to recoat the lines and make it slippery again.

Is this method doable ?

Is there any other suggestion for revitalize the flying lines ?
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 11:05 AM »

Wash them. Get some silicone spray. Spray them right on the winder. Wipe off the excess. Not as good as a new set of lines. But it will spruce them up some.
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 12:24 PM »

Thanks for the reply.
Do you know where to get some Silicone Spray ? Home Depot ?
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 12:46 PM »

Let me Google that for you

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Any local hardware store should have it.  Not sure it matters but I always get the "non-staining" flavor.
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 01:10 PM »

I had no idea people really did this.   Huh
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 02:10 PM »

Are line sets really that expensive?


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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009, 02:38 PM »

Are line sets really that expensive?


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A can of silicon is a quite a bit cheaper than a pre-made lineset.

For a set I use all the time I probably wouldn't bother, just stretch out some new ones. For an old odd set like my 200# lines, I might try it rather than buying something I rarely use.
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2009, 05:46 PM »

Once you start doing this, you'll need to wash and re-spray on a fairly regular basis especially if you fly over sand.

I don't bother with it anymore.

It was something that worked to extend the life of LPG, which could get really creaky after a lot of beach flying in the wet.
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2009, 07:18 PM »

a set of 120' quad lines runs about $70 and a can of silicone spray lubricant is about $5, a couple of weekends on flying on the beach can hose your lines, especially quads, so it's worth it to me to do some cleaning and maintenance on my lines to extend their life
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2009, 09:00 AM »

Climax lines soft cleaner & protector

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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2009, 11:48 AM »

Fabric conditioner if your are desperate will also work.
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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2009, 06:05 PM »

Which one ? Bounce or Downy ?
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