RRD 90 Degree V2 Valve by FixMyKite is the perfect 'Self-Stick' replacement for leaking RRD kite valves. This valve is used in 2018 and the newer model kites. It is also suitable to replace older RRD model kites with a one-pump system and can be installed in under 5 minutes.
Backed by Tear-Aid these valves are incredibly durable and will stick directly onto your kite bladder. Everything you need to install the new valve is included in the package, including an alcohol wipe and a link to detailed instructions.
FixMyKite is the global benchmark in 'Self-Stick' valves, trusted every day by professional repairers around the world. When you buy a FixMyKite 'Self-Stick' valve you can be 100% confident you're receiving an original RRD OEM valve backed by Tear-Aid and made by FixMyKite.
Introducing MEGA-PATCH with 77% more Tear-Aid! Perfect for when you need to cut away from your old valves or when you get a split in the bladder at the base of the existing valve. The Mega-Patch eliminates the need to use an additional bladder patch before attaching your FixMyKite Self-Stick valve.
HOW TO REPLACE:
- Valve Removal: If replacing the valve, carefully peel off the old valve. If the old valve does peel off, cut around the circumference of the valve to remove
- Cleaning: Wipe area where the valve will be placed with a provided alcohol swab. DRY COMPLETELY WITH A CLEAN PAPER TOWEL.
- Peel and Stick: Lay bladder out flat. If possible, have a friend lightly hold the bladder on a table or other smooth even surface. Peel off paper backing, center valve over hole, and place valve on bladder.
- Press: Press valve from center outward to remove air bubbles and ensure proper adhesion and creases.
TIPS FOR INSTALLING PRE 2018 RRD KITES:
- Fabric Modification: You will need to put a small cut into the fabric, about 1mm opposing sides of the valve hole which will enable you to push it through. Careful you do not cut past the stitching around the hole.
- Host Fitting: Use a tiny drop of dishwashing liquid to lubricate the valve tip before trying to push the one-pump hose on. Due to the new valves being a slightly larger diameter you will need this lubricant to make it fit.
*Pro Tip - Use a hairdryer to heat the valve especially in cold weather. This makes it easier to remove the valve from the backing paper. After placement of the self-stick valve use the hairdryer again to warm the adhesive. Press the valve from the center out, massaging and stretching creating positive adhesion. Be careful not to overheat the bladder or new valve. Following this method will guarantee your valve sticks in all conditions, and it really helps the Tear-Aid adhesive provide a permanent and lasting repair.