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« on: August 11, 2012, 10:58 AM »

Hi
Do You use some dacron tape on nose of the kite to pretect it from wearing ?
Will nose suffer when need to change that tape- is it possible tape more wear nose with glue while removing tape to put new one?
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2012, 04:05 PM »

I have heard that some people use liquid electrical tape on the nose, that may be a good option.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2012, 10:01 PM »

I've never heard of liquid electrical tape.  Where would you find such a thing...... and how would you get it off later?
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2012, 10:16 PM »

I use plastidip on mine.  Comes out neater than the liquid tape and is a tougher barrier.  I haven't  had a nose wear out or even had to redo the dip on any of my kites. 

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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2012, 02:27 AM »

Gaffers tape....goes on easy, easy to remove and change out.
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2012, 02:58 AM »

Thanks
I have Dacron tape.Can I use it:
http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=256

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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2012, 05:10 AM »

You can use it, there are just better options out there.
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2012, 07:32 AM »

I am with jim sticks well and comes off with very little residue. basically it is a much better duct tape as it is made to be removable
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2012, 08:41 AM »

i would look into Sugru.....should be very tough and easily removed as well...

personally i never bothered with it....just flew the kite and if the nose wore out put a new strip back on...
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2012, 09:15 AM »

i would look into Sugru.....
Sugru isn't especially good against abrasion and I'd be a little concerned about it holding up to being folded when the kite is put away. Also once it gets into fabric.... it's a bugger to shift.

Fantastic material, just not sure if it's well suited to this.

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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2012, 09:40 AM »

It is more work, but I use a sewing machine... I replace the nose when it wears out.
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2012, 10:05 AM »

I remember a similar thread from when I first began reading the forum. Lots of suggestions then as well. I've seen Anthony's plastic-dipped nose. It does just what he says, but it's on there forever & a day.

After researching the gaffers tape idea I think I like it best. It's pretty expensive,  but given its qualities (rubber impregnated for the cushion, removability, moldability, etc) it sounds like it's worth it.
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2012, 11:41 AM »

life is too short to buy cheap tape Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2012, 12:00 PM »

heh.... yup, especially if you are still doing the occasional face-plant maneuvers. I'm improving all the time but I need all the advantages I can get.
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2012, 08:54 PM »

 I use Shoe Goo. It doesn't look too bad. Have not been using it long enough to say if I will have to re-do the nose or not.
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