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Kite boards in a hot shed

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Created by littlewing 7 months ago, 9 Jan 2019
littlewing
QLD, 101 posts
9 Jan 2019 9:42AM
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Hey all, anyone have experience keeping twin tips and kite surf boards in a hot shed, does it have any effect on the boards? I want to put my monk and nugget (pads not wax) in there but won't if it will cause issues with the boards even if pads will come unstuck. Kites staying inside. Thanks

cauncy
WA, 7395 posts
9 Jan 2019 8:02AM
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Waters the best place for such equipment

Nathe
WA, 379 posts
9 Jan 2019 8:04AM
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I've got all my gear in the shed . The sheds 8m x 9m two whirlybird for air flow , the walls and roof are insulated with wool bats and lined with 13mm ply where all my gear sits and hangs. No issues whatsoever with kites or boards

littlewing
QLD, 101 posts
9 Jan 2019 10:15AM
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cauncy said..
Waters the best place for such equipment


I've stored a board in the pool before, didn't turn out well May have to get some whirlybird then because she'd gets crazy hot in summer. Does heat wreck or delaminate kiteboards. I know it stuffs valves so kites are all inside and surfboards melts wax etc just got too many boards behind doors in wardrobes etc

tightlines
WA, 3164 posts
9 Jan 2019 9:18AM
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Yep heat and boards is not a good combo, the tt's could probably handle it but I'd be expecting some level of damage/delamination on the kite surfboards, depending what type of construction.
Throw your kitchen table, tv, couch whatever in the shed and make some room inside.

Sandfoot
VIC, 359 posts
9 Jan 2019 7:55PM
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I've left kiteboards and surfboards in the back of the wagon for years, only ever had one twin tip bubble when left in the back of the car in direct sunlight on a 35 degree day. Board was cooking could hardly touch it.

littlewing
QLD, 101 posts
13 Jan 2019 12:40PM
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Lol so maybe a whirlybird, I have decking as a floor so there's some ventilation. Does anyone know a max temperature that should be allowed? If I can get the shed cool enough will be good, for now boards are in wardrobe, behind most doors, in laundry, in kids rooms and in my room.

airsail
QLD, 335 posts
14 Jan 2019 5:34AM
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Between 60-90 degrees C epoxies start to soften and become ductile. Above 90 degrees C bonds will start to fail, this is how we disassemble composite rotor blades on helicopters for repair. Quite simple to use a heat gun and remove layers of glass or abrasion strips as required. Sub zero temperature has a similar effect and we use dry ice on delicate structures.
Doesnt take a very hot day with sun shining through a car window to elevate temps above 60 degrees on the surface of a board. I've installed a solar vent in my storage shed, keep the temp under 35 degrees on even the hottest days. The valve adhesive on kite bladders is more susceptible to heat damage than epoxies.

littlewing
QLD, 101 posts
14 Jan 2019 9:30AM
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airsail said..
Between 60-90 degrees C epoxies start to soften and become ductile. Above 90 degrees C bonds will start to fail, this is how we disassemble composite rotor blades on helicopters for repair. Quite simple to use a heat gun and remove layers of glass or abrasion strips as required. Sub zero temperature has a similar effect and we use dry ice on delicate structures.
Doesnt take a very hot day with sun shining through a car window to elevate temps above 60 degrees on the surface of a board. I've installed a solar vent in my storage shed, keep the temp under 35 degrees on even the hottest days. The valve adhesive on kite bladders is more susceptible to heat damage than epoxies.


Thanks airsail, i will measure the temp and see if i can get it to that range, I dont need to store kites just boards. Not a lot of info on the temperature that i could find so that is very helpful - if not i will start storing in the kitchen and move some appliances to the shed - why should the mrs get all the kitchen storage



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