Not every kite repair needs to be sent in to a professional. If the damage is relatively simple and clean, you can repair the canopy of your kite yourself, reduce your downtime and even save some money. Kitefix is a Canadian company specializing in kitesurfing equipment repair kites and materials that quickly and solidly repair tears, broken valves and more from maneuvers gone bad. It’s the easiest, cheapest, and longest lasting repair a do-it-yourselfer can perform. You just have to clean the rip, let it dry, attach the thatched material, apply glue, and let it cure. SIMPLE!
STEP 1 – Once the kite is laid out flat, locate the rip in the kite and clean the material with the alcohol swabs that come in the kit.
STEP 2 – After the material around the rip has been cleaned choose one of the seven Fiberfix tapes to tape the rip together. The strip of Fiberfix tape may need to be cut to size depending on how big your rip is.
STEP 3 – After applying the Fiberfix tape you will use the Glufix and Glufix applicator to apply the Glufix over the Fiberfix tape. Let it dry completely.
STEP 4 – Flip the kite over and locate the rip on the back side of the kite, Once you have located the backside of the rip, apply the Glufix to the backside of the tear and let this sit in the sun until it is dry once more.
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Included in the complete KITEFIX REPAIR KIT
1 Glufix tube (1oz)
2 Self-adhesive Dacron rolls
7 Fiberfix tapes (4in. each)
1 Bladder ultra-adhesive
patches (3in. x 7in.)
1 Peel2Fix valve repair system
1 Talkine bottle (3oz)
1 Glufix applicator
3 Tie raps
1 Detailed user guide
1 Plastic bag
1 KiteFix sticker