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Reef Runner 04-21-2012 06:14 AM

Stuck T Top Zippers
 
Any body have any good remedies for stuck T Top zippers? Whats the best way to get them working and then lubricated?

Eric 04-22-2012 05:02 PM

Not sure what T Top Zippers are, and don't know if this is the best way to do anything like unsticking things, but, that being said, I had a pair of flats booties that had zippers encrusted with salt rime and very definitely wouldn't zip. Sprayed them with WD-40 (sorry, Juro, I KNOW WD-40 isn't a sponsor), let them sit a bit, and they work fine now.

Hope this helps.

OC 04-22-2012 05:08 PM

That is a tough one, it comes with being on the salt. As we sailed all over the oceans zippers were always a problem no matter what type of make. Lots of warm fresh water hopefully with pressure behind it will clean out the white corrosion powder. Make sure zipper is laying flat against a cement surface before pressure cleaning zipper or else more than likely you will tear away the thread holding the zipper to material. We have found no chemical or grafite that works in keeping zipper free of corrosion. Most stuff that you can put on zippers attract more salt than they keep out, WD 40 is really bad at bringing salt to your zippers. We just use fresh water and exercise the zippers as often as we can, works best.
Good Luck

boatdrinks 04-24-2012 09:57 AM

silicone spray works well. Let it sit for a little and then grab the zipper with a pair of pliers if you can't get it by hand. Just be careful not to break the little tab. I assume this is on a "t-bag" or something?


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