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Old 04-13-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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My zippers for my soft top are salted shut, any remedies to fix this?

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My zippers for my soft top are salted shut, any remedies to fix this?
Don't force it to open. I'd carefully spray WD-40 on the zipper, and let it penetrate the zipper real well before attempting to open it.

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I've tried that to no avail, I've sprayed it several times with WD-40, and still won't budge
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Soapy water in a spray bottle and a tooth brush.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:11 AM   #5
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I've tried that to no avail, I've sprayed it several times with WD-40, and still won't budge
Although I have not had to deal with this yet on mine, I think I would stay away from WD40 or anything like that for fear of what it might do to the soft top material or plastic windows.

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Soapy water in a spray bottle and a tooth brush.
I would how ever highly recommend HOT soapy water with a tooth brush and then some silicone spray and see if this might help. Good luck!!!
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Although I have not had to deal with this yet on mine, I think I would stay away from WD40 or anything like that for fear of what it might do to the soft top material or plastic windows. I would how ever highly recommend HOT soapy water with a tooth brush and then some silicone spray and see if this might help. Good luck!!! Now......
Perfect. Silicone spray is actually good for plastic. Still keep it from the windows when spraying as who knows what the thinners to spray it will do as far as fogging. Above is what I would do to a t.
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My zippers for my soft top are salted shut, any remedies to fix this?
McNett makes a product called zip tech for wetsuits and boat top zippers. The cleaning and silicon method mention twice above will work too, I just figured I'd throw another product out there for you to research. McNett actually makes quite a few different zipper lubricants. Good luck!
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McNett makes a product called zip tech for wetsuits and boat top zippers. The cleaning and silicon method mention twice above will work too, I just figured I'd throw another product out there for you to research. McNett actually makes quite a few different zipper lubricants. Good luck!
Found it. Great reviews. I might buy some.
McNett Zip Care Liquid Zipper Cleaner and Lubricant, 2-Ounce by McNett http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GKFCUW/..._xt2stb0HVR1ZM

McNett Zip Tech Semi-Solid Zipper Lubricant, 1/2-Ounce by McNett http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GKBEJA/..._Au2stb0ZF4MTP
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Zip tech is the bomb ! I posted this product for a few people awhile back. Been a surfer since age 14 and a Scuba instructor for 12 years. Use it on everything with a Zipper. There are others that work well but love the Zip Tech.
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If your junk is really dirty, soap and water first then Zip Tech all the time ! Ziiiiiiiiiippppppp !
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:07 AM   #12
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Take a cheap candle and rub the wax on both sides, I do that regularly almost every 3 times I take the top off, and always before leaving it on for awhile,
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Candles don't hold a Candle to this stuff ! Lol
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It will work though. Regular candle wax will collect dirt or sand and hold it.
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Use K-Y jelly. It's non toxic and zippers fall around it.


Nm being stupid. Should go to bed.
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