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Old 01-27-2011, 03:30 PM   #1
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Zipper Pull???

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Monday I bought my first jeep which is really exciting. Its an '04 wrangler x. Today i was just messing around with the soft top getting a feel for things and i noticed that the zipper was messed up on my back rear window. It was zipped the wrong way. Long story short, we took the zipper pull off and now I have no idea how to put it back on. I'm going to a place tomorrow to get it fixed hopefully, but I was wondering, for future reference, how you do that. Also, is WD-40 okay to use on the zippers so they'll zip more smoothly? Thanks =)

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WD-40 attracts dirt and dust like a magnet.

there are some products out there that are great for lubing up your zippers. Wax works, it doesn't wash off in the rain..

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They make zipper dressing or you can use bar soap. The soap will wash off when you wash your jeep so it doesn't build up like wax nor does it attract dirt and dust.
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I hate waxy build-up...no matter where its at
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:06 PM   #5
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i use silicon spray, works well
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x2 on the soap trick. I did that on my old top...havent ever had a problem with the zippers on my Viking fastback though.
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:59 PM   #7
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You should be able to got an auto upholstery shop and get the zipper fixed! I had to have mine replaced last March because I broke the pulls beyond repair on mine!
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:12 PM   #8
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I actually took mine to a cloth upholstery store. It was pretty funny walking in there with a Jeep soft top door (I had half doors). They replaced the whole zipper for $15
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I actually took mine to a cloth upholstery store. It was pretty funny walking in there with a Jeep soft top door (I had half doors). They replaced the whole zipper for $15
that's good to know !! on my 2 year old soft window, the driver side window's zipper would not close the zipper, one side was going lower to the other, I was able to bend it a bit so now they're aligned, but I dont know how long it will last.
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Hey yall,

Monday I bought my first jeep which is really exciting. Its an '04 wrangler x. Today i was just messing around with the soft top getting a feel for things and i noticed that the zipper was messed up on my back rear window. It was zipped the wrong way. Long story short, we took the zipper pull off and now I have no idea how to put it back on. I'm going to a place tomorrow to get it fixed hopefully, but I was wondering, for future reference, how you do that. Also, is WD-40 okay to use on the zippers so they'll zip more smoothly? Thanks =)
Are you saying that both pulls were on your left when zipped or is it that there were spaces where the zipper wasn't closed?

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