Kite Studio is a specialist supplier of all the materials you need for building kites and banners. We stock ripstop and oxford nylon, graphite, fiberglass, aluminum, line, fittings, notions, tools, and many other hardware items. Most of our customers build Kites and Banners with our materials, but our market has expanded into Radio Control (RC), Live Action Role Playing (LARP) Weapons, Stage and Set Design, Fabric Architecture, and many other custom projects.
TAP15 - Acrylic Based Adhesive - Mylar Carrier. 1/4" width. High quality double sided tape for general fabric seaming. Good initial tack, low stretch, non-yellowing. Our most economical tape.
TAP16 - 3M Super Seam Tape. 3/8" width. When used properly, our Super Seam Tape can eliminate sewing. Many builders claim tape is better for the sailcloth, particularly on film laminates and nylons where stitching can tear through the cloth.
TAP18 - Our new C3 Sailtape is a uniquely formulated adhesive that eliminates the need to sew ripstop nylon panels together. Designed to build high peel and sheer strength, the initial tack level of C3 permits seams to be lifted and reset during the seam sticking process to assure smooth, flat seams. After a short period, C3 bonds with the spinnaker material for a permanent, flexible seam that is unaffected by moisture and sunlight.
C3 is designed not to shrink and simulates the stretch of the fabric so the seams do not appear tight when the kite is fully loaded. It is a cost effective alternative to sewing.
FRT75 - Often called "crack and peel" - this is a 3/4 ounce x 2" ripstop with adhesive on the back. Can be used for a quick kite fabric repair. This is also a very popular material for wrapping the ends of LARP weapons.