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Old 05-05-2013, 06:35 PM   #31
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I just tried the glycerin soap method on a very belligerent zipper and "Eureka!", no more sticking issue
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:12 PM   #32
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Glycerin Soap, for sure

I just tried the glycerin soap method on a very belligerent zipper and "Eureka!", problem solved

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Was wondering if PB Blaster would be worth a try.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:13 PM   #34
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Was wondering if PB Blaster would be worth a try.
You'll be smelling it inside
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:48 PM   #35
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Don't use any liquid lubricant on the zippers, that would attract and hold dirt in the zippers. Soap will wash out at the first rain or when the Jeep is washed, candle wax won't. Use a dry lube like candle wax as mentioned above.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:57 PM   #36
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Zip Tech by Aqua Seal.
I thought I cleared this all up in the last Zipper Thread !
Does no one listen to me ?
Do you all know my Ex Wife or something. Lol
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Zip Tech by Aqua Seal. I thought I cleared this all up in the last Zipper Thread ! Does no one listen to me ? Do you all know my Ex Wife or something. Lol
Got mine based on your advice. Works well.

McNett Zip Tech Semi-Solid Zipper Lubricant, 1/2-Ounce by McNett http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GKBEJA/..._FyMNtb18HG2XX
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:42 PM   #38
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Haha ! Right on Brother ! It's great on steak and poultry as well ! Lol
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:54 PM   #39
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Haha ! Right on Brother ! It's great on steak and poultry as well ! Lol
I'm a grill master but not trying it lol!
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:54 AM   #40
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The owner of a local custom canvas shop told me the best lubricant is Palmolive liquid dishwashing detergent. This shop installs/replaces dozens of zippers each day.

You've all seen how it thickens as it dries on the cap of the bottle, yet retains its lubricity.

Most rain won't wash it off under the flap of the top, but if it does it washes away any collected dirt. Reapply as necessary.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:18 AM   #41
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I use Mopar soft top zipper cleaner and lubricant. Contains no silicones or wax.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:05 PM   #42
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as a fellow sportsman i no my rust protectants lubes etc pretty good. personanly if i was gonna use something i would use m pro 7 gun oil. this stuff works great. never use wd 40 for lubricating stuff it will gum up over time. heres a link to there website M-Pro7 Gun Oil LPX - MPro7
all yea u can get it at walmart for about ten bucks. there is better stuff out there but this would be a very good choice.
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Was wondering if PB Blaster would be worth a try.
no pb blaster wouldnt be a good choice it will melt plastic if u happen to get it on anything plastic. but if its rusted up id go with kroil
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:10 PM   #44
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eezox is a good lube also
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:18 PM   #45
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Powdered graphite? A little goes a long ways, shouldn't attract gunk from the air, non-toxic, & can be found cheap almost anywhere
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:37 PM   #46
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Ive use cooking paraffin or even cooking oil.

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Old 09-14-2014, 08:50 AM   #48
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Boaters Favorite for zippers- Chapstick
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:51 AM   #50
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Bee's Wax
Fits with all the comments of using candles etc. but not as soft, thus last a little longer than just paraffin.

Used it for years on scuba suits, dry suits.

I keep it in my tool box for a quick lube, many use it when screwing wood together (all the Vaseline comments boys will have fun with that)

All major hardware stores carry it, but you usually have to ask.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:16 AM   #51
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Candles. Nuff said.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:04 PM   #52
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I used cooking oil at the start of the summer, but only lasted a few months. Others stating chap stick and bees wax, wondering about Burt's bees wax now!
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:24 PM   #54
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Talking Zipper lube


I just put my soft top on for the season and the back zipper was giving me hell, so I came to the REAL Jeepers forum to see what to use. After reading all of ya'lls comments, I decided to go with the candle wax. I found an old #5 birthday candle and went to town with it!! I have to say that I ran into a little trouble AFTER I used the candle ..... By my wife!!! She said,"lovingly", that I was a complete idiot for using that particular candle. That was the candle my mother used on MY 5th birthday cake and it became tradition for my kids to use the same candle for our kids and our future grandkids. Boy did i feel bad!! Then my luck changed ... I told her what i used it for and she was cool with it!! You see, my wife is a wheeler too!!!
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:43 PM   #55
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I used a product made for wet suit zippers. Reapply on occasion and it works well.
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My prob is the zipper for the back window. A little separated in spaces, and extremely difficult to close after the one time I had it open. If I can save $ on a new top, just figure out how to make the current top's back window zipper work again, I'd be happy enough. As it is, dust is a problem.
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Got mine based on your advice. Works well.

McNett Zip Tech Semi-Solid Zipper Lubricant, 1/2-Ounce by McNett http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GKBEJA/..._FyMNtb18HG2XX
I just ordered this to use on my top and camping gear zippers. Bestop makes a zipper lube too but it cost twice as much.
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Emergency candles from Home Depot work great and are about the right size.
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I recently started using a spray dry lube product, graphite I think it is. Goes on wet and dries...dry. I'll have to get the name but it's available at Home Depot. I used an old brush to clear out the dirt and dust then sprayed with the dry lube. So far they're zipping along just fine but time and a couple of trails will tell.
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This Mopar lube works great !

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