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Old 09-24-2013, 02:52 PM   #1
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zipper for rear window

Ok. I need some help. I just broke one of the zippers for my back window and need to know where to find some good replacement zipper

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Old 09-24-2013, 02:59 PM   #2
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Did you just break the slider?

Jeep Zipper Sliders

If you are looking for a whole new sew-in zipper, you can find these on ebay, Amazon, etc.

On my 05 LJ, I needed the whole sew-in zipper replaced. I took it to a local canvas shop. They had a difficult time getting it to fit right, but they eventually got it. Cost ~$70 : $20 for the zipper, $50 for labor.

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Old 09-24-2013, 03:01 PM   #3
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I found an auto upholstery shop that sewed a new in for $75 when I broke both of mine in the same day.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:57 PM   #4
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Just the slider. But was just looking at it and it looks like I may need to do the whole thing soon. Guess ill start looking around my area. Thanks lynn the link was what I was looking for
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:58 AM   #5
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Wish I could find these canvas places, everywhere I went to around me wanted $150-$350. There for my rear zipper is still broken. The rain stays out but I have been just duct taping it shut for the winter to keep cold and snow out.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:15 PM   #6
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Look for canvas shops in areas that have boating, and areas with a lot of trucking.
You may want to inquire at a marina, or a truck stop/truck repair shop.
Also consider checking at a saddler.
The key is a shop with a sewing machine that has a deep enough throat to be able to turn the top while on the machine.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:42 AM   #7
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Lynn. Thanks again for the sight. Ordered them the next day and were here within a week. 15 min and was fixed. Just in time to
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:56 AM   #8
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Be sure to wax your zippers every once in a while! I have used an old candle, Chapstick and bees wax. Believe it or not, the Chapstick has worked pretty well!
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:23 PM   #9
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Be sure to wax your zippers every once in a while! I have used an old candle, Chapstick and bees wax. Believe it or not, the Chapstick has worked pretty well!
Lead from pencils work extremely well also.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:15 PM   #10
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I broke a slider and was able to get a replacement from a local awning/boat cover shop. I replaced all the sliders on the side windows with double pulls so now my passengers can open them up a bit from the inside.

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