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« on: May 25, 2009, 07:10 PM »

So does anyone know a local guy that sews worn noses on dualies so the lines dont catch on the corner of nose Shocked
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 06:58 AM »

Ok found a kite sewer in Ohio, anybody  westcoast?
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2009, 09:34 AM »

putting your location in the post might help......
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2009, 11:05 AM »

Pam Kirk and Mike Dennis of Heads Up Kites are in San Diego.... is that West Coast enough?

Let me know and I can shoot you a phone number.

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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009, 04:02 PM »

If the nose is basically in good shape and the issue has to do with lines catching on the nose, then you can try using nylon repair tape to give a smooth finish over the problem areas.. I've used this on my French Connections. This is not a permanent fix, but it only takes a couple minutes to put the tape in place, and it will last for many flying sessions. You can simply take off the old tape and reapply new tape when you need to.
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2009, 08:56 PM »

putting your location in the post might help......

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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009, 07:31 AM »

If the issue is just a protruding corner, you could remove or smooth it with a hot cutter or soldering iron.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2009, 02:02 PM »

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If the issue is just a protruding corner, you could remove or smooth it with a hot cutter or soldering iron.

I've done this successfully on several kites.
If the nose is split you can in fill with a two part epoxy resin.
Since this takes a while to set you can mould in any gaps.
Leave to dry and use the solder iron to smooth out a catches or nicks.
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2009, 04:42 PM »

if u or anybody else needs work done pam and mike do GREAT work
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