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Fishman

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Waterproofing to your wing?
« on: December 16, 2022, 06:06:59 AM »
Do you apply waterproofing to your Wing?

I notice my 5m Slick wing has about a 1m area of the canopy that holds water (looks saturated) while the rest seems to repel the water to some degree. I don't know that it makes much difference but to keep the gear up best I suppose appling some type of waterproofing spray might be a good. Any suggestions?

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Re: Waterproofing to your wing?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2022, 06:14:36 AM »
In the early years of kiting, wed apply 303 protectant. It works for a little bit of time. The repair guys hated it. Seam stick tape wont stick once 303 is used.

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Re: Waterproofing to your wing?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2022, 07:10:50 AM »
Theres a diluted shoe goo concoction that kiters use.  If you search kiteforum.com you can find it.  Kites and wings definitely come coated with something to repel water.

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Re: Waterproofing to your wing?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2022, 08:48:55 AM »
Theres a diluted shoe goo concoction that kiters use.  If you search kiteforum.com you can find it.  Kites and wings definitely come coated with something to repel water.
Thanks guys. Good info as always.

So this kind of made me laugh as I Googled "shoe goo concoction".

But low and behold I found a interesting thread on the subject. And the E6800 may be even a better option than Shoegoo as it has UV protection also. I got some more reading to do.  The logistics of where (what environment and temp...) and the how to's will have to be considered also.

 https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2405356
« Last Edit: December 16, 2022, 08:50:32 AM by Fishman »
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