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Author Topic: Nose repair and preventative care.  (Read 1310 times)
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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2012, 09:50 PM »

+1 on the Plasti-Dip. 

I have it on all my kites that I've had more than 2 years (when my last can dried out).  Also, I don't do nearly as many nose plants, and I'm flying almost always over grass, so the noses don't take the beating they used to.  I guess I'm kind of cheap to spend $10 to coat the nose of one kite, and then have to throw the rest of the can away.

Also, to apply the Dip, I used a rolled-up "stick" of newspaper which I flattened and then tore the end off of for a brush.  No real clean-up, and no spending money on other brushes (Did I mention that I was cheap?).

On most of my treated kites, you'd have to look closely to see that I've armored the nose. 
If you're concerned about resale value, knowing the kites' nose was coated this way is a plus for me. But of course other potential buyers may have different thoughts.
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