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Tearaid or Stormsure tape

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Created by surfguy Saturday, 17 Oct 2020
surfguy
NSW, 28 posts
Saturday , 17 Oct 2020 10:32AM
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Guy tried both at lengths
Tearaid and new Stormsure Tape.
both similar price.
Stormsure tape isnt as sticky or come close.
doesnt feel as flexible either.
cant talk about UV
stormsure tape is said to be able to be used on bladders and canopies.
Ill stick to Tearaid A on my bladders (flexible) and Tearaid B for canopies (full Uv protection ,not so fexible)

Peahi
VIC, 1305 posts
Sunday , 18 Oct 2020 7:52PM
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Just had my leading edge bitten by an irresponsible dog owner's dog. Two small holes which look like they could be covered with tape.

Don't have tearaid or stormsure, but have plastic (?) patches that come in some repair kits. What glue is suitable as a substitute to stormsure?

Peahi
VIC, 1305 posts
Sunday , 18 Oct 2020 10:21PM
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Some useful info here. Tried using shoe glue seems to ond with the latex well. Wait and see.

www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kitesurfing/General/Best-glue-for-reglueing-valves-

KPSS Used
NSW, 299 posts
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Monday , 19 Oct 2020 9:41AM
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surfguy said..
Guy tried both at lengths
Tearaid and new Stormsure Tape.
both similar price.
Stormsure tape isnt as sticky or come close.
doesnt feel as flexible either.
cant talk about UV
stormsure tape is said to be able to be used on bladders and canopies.
Ill stick to Tearaid A on my bladders (flexible) and Tearaid B for canopies (full Uv protection ,not so fexible)


Tear Aid only for bladders, and StormSure "tufftape" for canopy holes, clean the area with alcohol swabs thoroughly.

Any nicks and cuts on the leading edge tube or struts, get it sewn, there is no tape that will fix a cut on the LE permanently.

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 925 posts
Monday , 19 Oct 2020 10:51AM
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Make sure it's Tear-Aid A, not B

Peahi
VIC, 1305 posts
Monday , 19 Oct 2020 1:02PM
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Plastic sticky patch from repair kit collection and shoe glue which seems to melt into latex, Ok on low pressure testing.

Having LE bite holes sown up by sailmaker.

Interesting to notice - lots of sand inside bladder and a lot of wear marks from LE stitches (this is a 2019 ex-demo kite!). Also bladder had become attached to sticky inside of zip leaving marks on it.

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 925 posts
6 hours ago , 20 Oct 2020 9:44AM
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That sounds like a dodgy home job. Take it to Adam's Kite repair mate.

Peahi
VIC, 1305 posts
4 hours ago , 20 Oct 2020 12:30PM
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All good Fernando. Bladder holds air fine. If I wanted to pay someone to do it and wait 10 weeks then I would have not even bothered to read these forums.



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