Ben Ashman has offered to solve my monopole bearing plastics problem for free! They are using different plastic sheets now and new adhesive.
Ben said, "Since we changed to these we have had no more problems of damaging the plastic, it is a lot easier and does not effect the grip of the monopole. Your method will cause uneven clamping pressure on the monopole upper and lower tubes which is not desirable." ....I don't really understand this but Ben knows what he is talking about.
It means going up to Sywell, which is a bit of a pain (though nice to see the Flylight people)....and I wonder if there is a quick fix in the meantime, as I hoped to fly this xmas.
In the meantime, thanks Ben