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Old 10-11-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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Window Zipper Fix

Hey All,

First post, YEAH!!!! Absolutely loving my first Jeep. Ive got a '98 TJ SE and it's pretty much all factory still, a clean slate!

The little metal part at the end of the zipper on my back window is gone, and the zipper is pulling apart (see pic). Any of you know of any way to fix this myself? Is there somewhere to just buy that little metal part and crimp it on so I can re-zip it? Any help is appreciated. I'll be returning often.

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:15 AM   #2
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Lube it up and back up the zipper? And get some soft top Care stuff to get it back in good condition

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:51 AM   #3
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I have the same problem my logic was to buy a new top next year :/
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:24 AM   #4
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If the zipper if the only thing wrong with it then just fix the zipper why pay 600$ for a new top lol
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:53 AM   #5
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on the subject, the teeth on my back window are coming apart. and it wont zip down the pass side. the rain is about to start here and was wondering how i could fix it?
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:00 AM   #6
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You need to check at a local craft supply place... Michael's or Jo-Ann Fabrics... for the parts you are looking for. They are called a Zipper Retaining Box and the Box Pin. You should be able to crimp them in place with a standard pair of pliers once you find them.

I had to do a lot of research when I was trying to repair a zipper on a Bomber Jacket
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:00 AM   #7
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First you should take better care of ur soft top during the summer lol. But here is a link for all the stuff u need to take care of it from zipper to fabric. I'm sure other sites have them but I get a lot if y cleaning products them them.

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/jeep-ac...tants.htm#soft
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:08 AM   #8
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And get some soft top Care stuff to get it back in good condition
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:38 AM   #9
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Burt's beeswax lip balm works well on lubricating the teeth. As far as the actual zipper slider replacement, you can buy it very cheap in bulk or individually on amazon. It's zipper slider #10(size) :





JEEP SLIDER # 10 COIL YKK BLACK
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:21 AM   #10
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Take this pic into your local sewing/fabric store and ask them. They are the experts with all things "zippers". They'll either tell you how to do it yourself or if it needs a more professional touch.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:52 AM   #11
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Thanks everyone! Ill check the fabric store this weekend.

And just fyi, i have veen using soft top cleaner and protector, but i bought this jeep used a couple months ago, so any damage was not by me. Its actually in really great shape except for a few minor things.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:39 AM   #12
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You need to check at a local craft supply place... Michael's or Jo-Ann Fabrics... for the parts you are looking for. They are called a Zipper Retaining Box and the Box Pin. You should be able to crimp them in place with a standard pair of pliers once you find them.

^^^^This.

I have done this in the past for a few friends. Not hard at all.

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