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Zoter

Feb 14, 2004, 5:48 AM
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Lucky enough to have taken delivery of my new rig yesterdayCool
Happy happy guy
But ...
I want to keep it looking new and in great shape...any tips out there?
In particular....what can I do/should I do to protect the container fabric ( Parapak)...is it safe to spray scotchguard spray (or eqivalent) on it? and if so...can anybody share the procedure with me ??
Thankyou all....

appreciated..some of this content is covered in another thread....but not all !


(This post was edited by Zoter on Feb 14, 2004, 6:01 AM)


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Feb 14, 2004, 6:02 AM
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Some tips here.

Enjoy your new toy! Smile


dbattman  (D 27577)

Feb 14, 2004, 8:51 AM
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Buy a decent rolling pilot case. A 21" case holds a rig nicely and it is perfect for carry-on at the airport.


JohnRich  (D License)

Feb 14, 2004, 9:34 AM
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In reply to:
I want to keep it looking new and in great shape...any tips out there?

The only sure-fire way is: don't jump it.


AggieDave  (D License)

Feb 14, 2004, 9:47 AM
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Yup, but a healthy dose of scotchguard when the rig is brand new will help it look better longer! My rig has been biffed in a good number of times, its only year and half old but it has roughly 600-700 jumps on it. I've had to wash it, but even after a wash, it looks great!Smile


Zoter

Feb 14, 2004, 10:56 AM
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so how do you do it Aggie Dave ?
Scotchguard it that is.....
Should I take the main out ? should my rigger take the reserve out and Cypres?
Or should I just do a light coating on a packed rig?

ta


AggieDave  (D License)

Feb 14, 2004, 1:08 PM
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I'm not a rigger, so please consult one before you do anything to your rig.

However, this is how I did it.

I was told that the rig had to be totally unpacked, everything out. Then I sprayed a nice coat of the redcap Scotchguard on the entire rig. I let that dry and put another coat on as well. Once that was dry I gave the container to my rigger to assemble and pack.

Once again, please talk to a rigger before you do anything!


Zoter

Feb 14, 2004, 1:28 PM
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of course
Thanks


Premier GravityGirl  (D 18897)

Feb 14, 2004, 9:17 PM
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Parapak shouldn't really need scotchguard. In fact I think it might just bead off.

Don't leave it in the sun. Don't drag it when you pack. And of course, try not to scrub in too much.Wink


cousindave

Feb 16, 2004, 12:37 PM
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1. I would not spray it with anything not recommended by the manufacturer
2. don't leave it in the sun.
3. don't crash and burn on landing.
4. let any durt you do get on it dry and then use a shopvac and a dry plastic britstle brush to get it off.



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