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Waterproofing spray for ram air kites

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Created by mudshark Two weeks ago, 6 May 2019
mudshark
QLD, 1 posts
6 May 2019 1:37PM
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My older ram air kite gets waterlogged fast with rain or a crash ... Any feedback on using either 303 fabric guard v 303 aerospace protectant v nikwax tent spray to add some water repellants without adding too much weight? Any feedback on success or otherwise of these products really appreciated, or better alternative!

Kamikuza
QLD, 3867 posts
6 May 2019 3:45PM
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mudshark said..
My older ram air kite gets waterlogged fast with rain or a crash ... Any feedback on using either 303 fabric guard v 303 aerospace protectant v nikwax tent spray to add some water repellants without adding too much weight? Any feedback on success or otherwise of these products really appreciated, or better alternative!




Threads at kf on the topic.... IIRC weight gain is minimal and extends the life nicely.

I think the best result was from dissolving silicon RTV in something like acetone and spraying it on...?

Nikwax was the easiest solution for reasonable results...

alverstone
WA, 488 posts
6 May 2019 9:29PM
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How about bog-standrad Scotchguard? Strange, but I was posing this very same question yesterday. Will send an email to Ozone.

Scanno
NSW, 105 posts
8 May 2019 5:41PM
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A few months ago i used this the results were really good, kite felt really crispy and new after the application plus it was prob a little better to get off the water when it decides to go for a swim... Chrono V2UL. i use two bottles I from Kathmandu store about $30 each




stevy
NSW, 4 posts
9 May 2019 9:29PM
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Ultramar Sail and Spinnaker Coating looks great.
Can,t buy it in Australia



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