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Old 12-16-2009, 09:24 PM   #1
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rear window wont zip

Here is the back story:
towards the end of summer i have had trouble zipping the right side of the rear window down so i would stick one hand in the rear passenger window and one on the outside and pull down on the zipper from both sides and that would work.

So I was loading stuff into the back of my jeep tonight and it was 28 degrees. I could not get the zipper to go back down as hard as I tried. I figure it is because of the cold. Is this why? And how can I fix this in the first place?

p.s. I remember checking the zipper when it was warm out and there are no teeth missing

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Old 12-16-2009, 09:31 PM   #2
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the cold will definitely make it tougher to zip. also try using an old candle lying around the house to wax the teeth. i did that to my kids trampoline enclosure zipper and feels better than new

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Old 12-16-2009, 09:38 PM   #3
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white lithium grease works well it lasts long too cause water doesnt affect it to much. also put a small piece of cordage on the zipper gives you more to tug on. did this on my tj when i had a soft top ( before someone cut holes in the side, f***ing kids) and it worked great
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:16 AM   #4
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thanks guys

i think i will try the candle wax idea first as it is free

if that doesnt work then the lithium grease (where would i get that anyway)

and it already has a little cord to tug on but maybe a longer one wouldnt hurt
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:31 AM   #5
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thanks guys

i think i will try the candle wax idea first as it is free

if that doesnt work then the lithium grease (where would i get that anyway)

and it already has a little cord to tug on but maybe a longer one wouldnt hurt
Drive 1000 Due South, when you hit the Guld of Mexico, try it again......

Man I do NOT miss the cold!!

Good luck!

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Old 12-17-2009, 12:19 PM   #6
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Haha nice try, but it's 44 degrees down here... And I'm about 100 miles north of the gulf coast In Cajun country
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Haha nice try, but it's 44 degrees down here... And I'm about 100 miles north of the gulf coast In Cajun country
When those zippers get cold you can forget about it!!

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Old 12-17-2009, 01:01 PM   #8
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You gotta lube the zipper with something like wax, oil, WD-40 periodically to keep it moving. When it's cold, the soft top shrinks slightly because that's the way the world works, so you can pull down on the roof while you zip so that the window and zippers are not stretched so tight. You know, put your left hand on the top of the corner and pull down to make the top slack, then zip with your right hand.
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:14 PM   #9
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I have had the same problem with mine. It happens all year. I guess thats what I get for trying to save a few bucks by buying a pavement ends top.

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