|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??|
|03-15-2009 03:11 PM|
|Brad[LK1]||Some plain white birthday candles would probably do the trick the best, plus it would be easy to hold and apply. Great Idea, i'll have to try that next time.|
|03-15-2009 03:03 PM|
|03-15-2009 01:48 PM|
|jgano23||i like the candle wax idea. i'm definitely going to try that.|
|03-15-2009 12:28 PM|
Another problem with the petroleum-based lubes is they will stain your top from the back..... ask me how I know.
I never thought to use candle wax, I'll have to give it a try.
|03-15-2009 11:39 AM|
|Jerry Bransford||Personally, I don't like any petroleum-based lubes for the zipper, especially Vaseline. That type of lubricant will just attract and hold grit and dirt. A dry lube is best with plain old candle wax being superb. Just take a paraffin candle and rub the zipper teeth with it and it'll last a long time without attracting and hanging onto grit and dirt.|
|03-15-2009 10:24 AM|
|jgano23||i don't think that there is any product that will last an entire season. they sun dries it out or the rain washed it off. your best bet is trial and error. see what works for you. also different climates around the country will affect what product works the best and the longest.|
|03-15-2009 09:45 AM|
|stevens243||That's because you don't have a 55 gal drum of silicone spray, goofy.|
|03-15-2009 09:29 AM|
|03-14-2009 07:11 PM|
|03-14-2009 06:59 PM|
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.
|03-14-2009 06:50 PM|
|03-14-2009 06:34 PM|
i don't glob it on there i just take my index finger and rub a small amount into the zipper and onto the zipper mechanism, then i open and close the zipper a few times to work it through. it's really no more messy than spraying wd40. and it lasts longer too. i used to use wd40.
|03-14-2009 06:27 PM|
|pyro||wd40 works for me. I might try the vaseline thing next time tho. I would think it might get a lil messy tho?|
|03-14-2009 04:41 PM|
i used wd40, also worked well, probably doesn't last as long as vaseline.
and gus that party coment was hilarious
|03-14-2009 03:39 PM|
|03-14-2009 03:35 PM|
I gotta come to your parties.
Anyway, I haven't tried it yet, but I hear that silicone spray works good too.
|03-14-2009 03:24 PM|
|Brad[LK1]||I was thinking vaseline would be the best too. Greasy and waterproof. Thanks|
|03-14-2009 02:42 PM|
|Joe Dirt||Go to a bicycle shop and get any wax based chain lubricant.|
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