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05-05-2013 06:12 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 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
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 08:59 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 07:48 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 09:07 PM
stevens243
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Originally Posted by jgano23 View Post
no, just an exaggeration. it was only 30 gallons .
Imperial gallons or U.S. gallons?
03-16-2009 07:43 PM
yellowjacket Bee's Wax works well
03-16-2009 07:04 PM
jgano23
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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 .
03-16-2009 06:03 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by jgano23 View Post
craigslist
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.
03-15-2009 06:09 PM
Kauka 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
MT2000
Hmm

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Originally Posted by stevens243 View Post
That's because you don't have a 55 gal drum of silicone spray, goofy.
Silly me! That's why it didn't last!
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
tiny terror 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
MT2000
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Originally Posted by oldgus View Post
You have a 55 gallon drum of vaseline??
I gotta come to your parties.

Anyway, I haven't tried it yet, but I hear that silicone spray works good too.
I've tried silicone spray, it works OK for a month or so but pukes out after.
03-14-2009 07:11 PM
jgano23
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldgus View Post
Yeah - I really gotta come to one of your parties.
ya, i knew once i posted the "how to" you'd say just that.
03-14-2009 06:59 PM
05GT-O.C.D. 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
gus54
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Originally Posted by jgano23 View Post
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.
Yeah - I really gotta come to one of your parties.
03-14-2009 06:34 PM
jgano23
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Originally Posted by pyro View Post
wd40 works for me. I might try the vaseline thing next time tho. I would think it might get a lil messy tho?

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
jpdocdave 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
jgano23
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldgus View Post
You have a 55 gallon drum of vaseline??
I gotta come to your parties.

Anyway, I haven't tried it yet, but I hear that silicone spray works good too.
craigslist
03-14-2009 03:35 PM
gus54
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgano23 View Post
i've found that vaseline works the best. it costs $1.00 for a 55 gallon drum of that stuff and it has worked better than any zipper lube out there.
You have a 55 gallon drum of vaseline??
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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