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Old 09-25-2009, 08:47 PM   #1
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Soft Top Sticking Zipper- A DUH! Moment

After doing a little research, Looking at zipper pulls, carabiners, etc. and trying to find out the best zipper lubricant and such to help me put in and remove my windows, I found some McNett's Max Wax. It is a silicone based stick top rub on the zippers to help them glide better. I found some locally at a dive shop. Before I put it on though, I wanted to clean all of the old stuff off. There was not a lot, but WTH. Got out some spray Goof-off, held a rag behind the zipper and sprayed. Now the DUH! moment. That is all it took, the zippers glide great now, before I put the max wax on. Sprayed and wiped the zips and that is it. We will see if I still use the max wax, but right now, I do not think I will need it.

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WD 40 works good too!

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Old 09-26-2009, 02:59 PM   #3
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i like using a bar of soap (been working for awhile now with one application).
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:05 PM   #4
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WD 40 works good too!
Only for a very short while, WD-40 evaporates very quickly. Besides, liquid petroleum lubes normally just attract grime in the zipper.

Candlewax or paraffin is a very good zipper lube that won't attract dirt.
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For pulls I just used some zip ties! Nothing to rust or tear the top.
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Yet more good info here....I was gonna look at my zips today...youse peoples is great....
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:57 AM   #7
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use a bar of soap of a candle and run it along the zipper. it works great and there is no gross residue.

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