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09-16-2014 01:29 PM
Tony T I use the Mopar Cleaner.
$12: Amazon.com: JEEP WRANGLER SOFT TOP ZIPPER CLEANER LUBE MOPAR OEM: Automotive
09-16-2014 01:04 PM
Blazor 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!
09-16-2014 10:16 AM
Focke Wulf Candles. Nuff said.
09-16-2014 01:51 AM
h2ogun 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.
09-15-2014 07:16 PM
Yachtman Crayons
Candles
Boaters Favorite for zippers- Chapstick
09-14-2014 08:50 AM
Kilroy Crayons
06-16-2014 02:39 PM
Dewcon4414 Ive use cooking paraffin or even cooking oil.

Dew
06-16-2014 01:37 PM
Paranoid I use silicone spray
06-16-2014 01:18 PM
stxrus Powdered graphite? A little goes a long ways, shouldn't attract gunk from the air, non-toxic, & can be found cheap almost anywhere
06-16-2014 12:10 PM
made in the USA eezox is a good lube also
06-16-2014 12:08 PM
made in the USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mickey F. View Post
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
06-16-2014 12:05 PM
made in the USA 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.
06-16-2014 11:18 AM
alstjruby03 I use Mopar soft top zipper cleaner and lubricant. Contains no silicones or wax.
06-16-2014 09:54 AM
lynn 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.
06-15-2014 11:54 PM
Majnoon
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Originally Posted by TJZ View Post
Haha ! Right on Brother ! It's great on steak and poultry as well ! Lol
I'm a grill master but not trying it lol!
06-15-2014 11:42 PM
TJZ Haha ! Right on Brother ! It's great on steak and poultry as well ! Lol
06-15-2014 11:35 PM
Majnoon
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Originally Posted by TJZ View Post
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
06-15-2014 10:57 PM
TJZ 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
06-15-2014 10:48 PM
Jerry Bransford 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.
06-15-2014 10:13 PM
Ravenworks
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Originally Posted by Mickey F. View Post
Was wondering if PB Blaster would be worth a try.
You'll be smelling it inside
06-15-2014 10:03 PM
Mickey F. Was wondering if PB Blaster would be worth a try.
05-05-2013 07:12 PM
Ed-EugeneJeep
Glycerin Soap, for sure

I just tried the glycerin soap method on a very belligerent zipper and "Eureka!", problem solved
05-05-2013 06:35 PM
Ed-EugeneJeep I just tried the glycerin soap method on a very belligerent zipper and "Eureka!", no more sticking issue
03-21-2009 02:54 PM
98TJWrangler I use silicone spay. It works well for me. I usually apply it a few times a year.
03-17-2009 10:00 AM
moose83
Quote:
Originally Posted by 05GT-O.C.D. View Post
I use a mix of this:

Padimate, White petrolatum, arachidyl propionate, camphor, carnauba wax, cetyl alcohol, D&C red no. 6 barium lake, FD&C yellow no. 5 aluminum lake, fragrance, isopropyl lanolate, isopropyl myristate, lanolin, light mineral oil, methylparaben, octyldodecanol, oleyl alcohol, paraffin, phenyl trimethicone, propylparaben, titanium dioxide, and white wax

In other words - Chapstick.
holy bat, f*ck-man! why didnt i think of that?! ur the man, thanks dude
03-17-2009 09:59 AM
moose83
Quote:
Originally Posted by 05GT-O.C.D. View Post
I use a mix of this:

Padimate, White petrolatum, arachidyl propionate, camphor, carnauba wax, cetyl alcohol, D&C red no. 6 barium lake, FD&C yellow no. 5 aluminum lake, fragrance, isopropyl lanolate, isopropyl myristate, lanolin, light mineral oil, methylparaben, octyldodecanol, oleyl alcohol, paraffin, phenyl trimethicone, propylparaben, titanium dioxide, and white wax

In other words - Chapstick.
holy bat, f*ck-man! why didnt i think of that?! ur the man, thanks dude
03-17-2009 08:48 AM
jgano23
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Originally Posted by stevens243 View Post
Imperial gallons or U.S. gallons?

um, one of each .


when applying the wax (bees or candle) should it be melted or solid? should i do both sides of the zipper? w/ the vaseline i only do the outside.
03-16-2009 10:07 PM
stevens243
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgano23 View Post
no, just an exaggeration. it was only 30 gallons .
Imperial gallons or U.S. gallons?
03-16-2009 08:43 PM
yellowjacket Bee's Wax works well
03-16-2009 08:04 PM
jgano23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Did you really buy a 55 gallon barrel of Vaseline for $1? What on earth for? Uh wait, maybe I don't really wanna know afterall.
no, just an exaggeration. it was only 30 gallons .
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