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Need some help with nylon zippers.

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), Jun 6, 2012.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    What is the best way to clean and lubricate them? I bought an older Stu Apte fly stretcher case and the zippers are really tight. It was used with saltwater equipment. Thanks, Mike.
     
  2. cubancigar2000

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    Vasoline Mike, dont over do it
     
  3. Catpower

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    A little candle wax will also make it zip easier
     
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    I used some Paraffin Wax on a sleeping bag zipper that was a bit rough. It worked pretty good. Got the idea from my late Grandma as she would use it on all her antique furniture drawers. Regular bar soap would probably work too.
     
  5. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    I use Ivory on zippers, and bifold door slides... etc...

    Jay
     
  6. trim tab

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    Use liquid diswash soap on it and run up and down a few times. Works great. Wipe off and spray on little non staining clear spray silicone.
     
  7. Tron

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    The zipper has been the nemesis of the Trap shooter since the dawn of time.

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v712/Tronspace/?action=view&current=biggy.jpg" target="_blank"> biggy.jpg </a>
     
  8. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    My god if my zipper were on that i would pour gas on it and light and heat the world for a week. Mike.
     
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