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#21 Watty

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 06:45 PM

have fun!

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 08:31 AM

What's the report, MrDenny? Did the Armor-All work OK? BTW, what type of lines were they? I'd still like to try the trick on some Berry Blues. If no one's ever tried it, I might try it anyway.

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 08:45 AM

What's the report, MrDenny? Did the Armor-All work OK? BTW, what type of lines were they? I'd still like to try the trick on some Berry Blues. If no one's ever tried it, I might try it anyway.

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I like and use the Berry Blue lines too, l believe it is still spectra line, but it is wound finer, which is why it feels so smooth. Let me know how you make out with that. Thanks

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 09:48 AM

What's the report, MrDenny? Did the Armor-All work OK? BTW, what type of lines were they? I'd still like to try the trick on some Berry Blues. If no one's ever tried it, I might try it anyway.

Later, Doug



Opps I forgot to get back. The lines flew much better. I have a Armor-All in the car that is packaged like baby wipes. I think I will take that with me when flying and just give a quick rub down as I bring in the lines when ever I think of it. It should extend the life of the lines or at least make them feel newer until the crap out totaly.

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 09:50 AM

They are spectra gold lines

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 05:31 AM

I just cut down a very old line set to 2 small ones. I noticed how stiff and gritty they were and remembered this forum. Got out the Armor-All from the car and wiped down the lines. They feet new now. I havn't flown them yet but they feel slick and soft. I got these lines in 2002 and fly on the beach 100% of the time. I will fly them tomorrow. It will also be my first time with a 40' set.


Thats new I quoted myself.
Just wanted to update the results of the Armor-All. A month and a half later 20 to 30 outings. The lines have picked up lots of sand. Once you do this to a set I think you are stuck doing it often. I don't think I will do it to another set . I am enjoying having the 40' and 30'sets.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 05:32 AM

MrDenny: Wash that line set in warm water with a bit of soft dish soap. Then re-coat them with a rag and some "sewers aid". You can find it in almost any sewing supply store local to you. It's silicone based and will help with rejuvenating a line set.

For all others considering using ArmorAll I would not suggest this. It's becoming more well known with car enthusiasts that it attracts dust and dirt and will actually dry out plastics if it's not applied on a regular basis.
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 02:10 PM

How sad!!!!!!!!

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 07:47 AM

I'll second the use of "sewers aid". We have several flyers here in the DC area who are using that and it works well. It also doesn't pick up sand, dirt, dust etc. the way that Armor All will. Plus, if you happen to be a kite builder...you now have two uses for it!

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 07:39 PM

When washing your line set, do you leave it on a winder and hand wash in a bucket?
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 08:16 AM

I tried the sewers aid on my and a friends line recently, the stuff is amazing.

It's really thick and coats well it turned dry rope like lines into slick as new without picking up dirt sand or grass. So far since I have put it on I have flown about 9 times with an average of at least 5 hours fly time up to 9 hours and they have not shown any signs of loss of slickness.

I'm sure with the beating I give my lines I'll have to apply once a month, most will probably have longer lasting results.

Excellent fix.
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:12 AM

OK, one more try. I just went out and got some "sewers aid". I will put it on and see.
Thanks guys! I fly on the beach except when its in the water so it will be a good test.

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 11:24 AM

Sewers Aid,Mmm,
Cool idea.Ive used Back To Black on my lines [car stuff].

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 01:27 PM

Why do I keep thinking of Draino and Liquid Plumber when I read "sewer's aid"?

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 10:00 PM

Why do I keep thinking of Draino and Liquid Plumber when I read "sewer's aid"?


Thank God for that - I thought it was just me! :lol:

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 11:42 PM

Nope, me too. LOL

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 12:37 AM

We have a quad then,,lol

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 09:37 AM

Why do I keep thinking of Draino and Liquid Plumber when I read "sewer's aid"?


Yup here too, I was ready to go the the plumbers supply looking for it :lol:

I'll tell you what its good stuff about 30 hours of hard flying so far in 15+ mph winds lots of spins ext. and they are still nice and slick. BTW I did it to 50ft lines anyone who has flown that length knows what a beating they take.
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Posted 10 July 2007 - 10:11 AM

I haven't ANY of this stuff, being so new, but, given Jim's comments above, I'm wondering if this is something that should be done as a matter of course with every brand new lineset.

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 10:22 AM

I would have looked in plumbers supply if I hadn't done a google search.
I got it yesterday and did 2 line sets today. We shall see..... :rolleyes:

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