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06-16-2014 01:39 PM
Dewcon4414 Ive use cooking paraffin or even cooking oil.

Dew
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
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 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
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 10:54 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 10:42 PM
TJZ Haha ! Right on Brother ! It's great on steak and poultry as well ! Lol
06-15-2014 10:35 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 09:57 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 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
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 09:03 PM
Mickey F. Was wondering if PB Blaster would be worth a try.
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
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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

Quote:
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.
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