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Author Topic: changing spreader coonectors  (Read 2247 times)
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« on: June 16, 2012, 11:46 AM »

I made chaging on my old UFO SUL old kite.
I hade little problem because it was tight to put new APA on place were it should be.
Now it is finished -but I think I read somewere that is good to put APA connecors  in hot water before putting it on spar. Does that technik work? I remember that afer changing connectors.
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 12:10 PM »

Yes it softens the rubber and lets them stretch a bit.  You can also use a hair drier
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 03:35 PM »

And if they are really tight a bit of dish soap and water will lube they way, the water drys and the soap is a bit sticky so they'll stay put. That's an old trick from from my motocross days used when installing the handgrips, you didn't dare use any petroleum or silicone lubricant because having a grip come off at 60mph and 20 feet up in the air isn't healthy.


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