|Today 12:51 AM|
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.
|Yesterday 06:16 PM|
Boaters Favorite for zippers- Chapstick
|09-14-2014 07:50 AM|
|06-16-2014 01:39 PM|
Ive use cooking paraffin or even cooking oil.
|06-16-2014 12:37 PM|
|Paranoid||I use silicone spray|
|06-16-2014 12:18 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 11:10 AM|
|made in the USA||eezox is a good lube also|
|06-16-2014 11:08 AM|
|made in the USA|
|06-16-2014 11:05 AM|
|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 10:18 AM|
|alstjruby03||I use Mopar soft top zipper cleaner and lubricant. Contains no silicones or wax.|
|06-16-2014 08:54 AM|
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 10:54 PM|
|06-15-2014 10:42 PM|
|TJZ||Haha ! Right on Brother ! It's great on steak and poultry as well ! Lol|
|06-15-2014 10:35 PM|
McNett Zip Tech Semi-Solid Zipper Lubricant, 1/2-Ounce by McNett http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GKBEJA/..._FyMNtb18HG2XX
|06-15-2014 09:57 PM|
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 09:48 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 09:13 PM|
|06-15-2014 09:03 PM|
|Mickey F.||Was wondering if PB Blaster would be worth a try.|
|05-05-2013 06:12 PM|
Glycerin Soap, for sure
I just tried the glycerin soap method on a very belligerent zipper and "Eureka!", problem solved
|05-05-2013 05:35 PM|
|Ed-EugeneJeep||I just tried the glycerin soap method on a very belligerent zipper and "Eureka!", no more sticking issue|
|03-21-2009 01:54 PM|
|98TJWrangler||I use silicone spay. It works well for me. I usually apply it a few times a year.|
|03-17-2009 09:00 AM|
|03-17-2009 08:59 AM|
|03-17-2009 07:48 AM|
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 09:07 PM|
|03-16-2009 07:43 PM|
|yellowjacket||Bee's Wax works well|
|03-16-2009 07:04 PM|
|03-16-2009 06:03 PM|
|03-15-2009 06:09 PM|
I'm a retired Parachute rigger I worked on flight equipment for 20 years when I was in the navy and now I'm quality assurance for the flight equipement shop that is doing contract maintenance for the Navy. The best thing to use to lube zippers is called "zipper-ez" you should be able to get it at a fabric store. if you cant get that use bees wax.
DO NOT USE A PATROLEUM BASE PRODUCT!!! As Jerry said...that will be nothing but a dirt mag!
|03-15-2009 03:16 PM|
|spanky||tiny: how do you know petroleum based lubes will stain your top from the back??|
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