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Old 03-22-2015, 04:55 PM
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Soft Top Zipper Lubricant?

I just bought a soft top and I dont want it getting ugly and torn up like most the tops I see.
Im only using it for summers so hopefully it will last.
Im worried about the zippers breaking.
Is there any kind of lubricant that lasts and wont hurt the top?
I was reading and saw jerry say candle wax but i googled it and another site said dont use it.
Any tried and true recommendations?

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Old 03-22-2015, 05:35 PM   #2
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I use surf board wax on mine.

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I was just looking at that but I feel as though something more waxy would be best to last
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I was just looking at that but I feel as though something more waxy would be best to last
I use bees wax on my zippers, about once a month is all it takes, keeps them sliding nice and smooth
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I use bees wax on my zippers, about once a month is all it takes, keeps them sliding nice and smooth
I had thought about that route too. Do you just get it in like a chapstick or some other way
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I had thought about that route too. Do you just get it in like a chapstick or some other way
I just get the chapstick style tube because it's easy to apply that way
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Where is such a product sold?
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You can get a block of paraffin wax that you use to seal home canning jars with at any grocery store. Works well and is cheap.
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Or rub with a white candle
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Or rub with a white candle
My post said that i read somewhere else that candles are bad, trying to find something everyone agrees on
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:29 PM   #12
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Was standard method recommended for tonneau cover zipper on my 1957 TR-3 and never an issue so since zipper is a zipper what is wrong with using a candle sure a lot less messy and dirt holding then a chap stick

Course someone will label the wax and charge a lot more if that makes you feel better
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Silicone spray has been working well for me and it is quick and easy to apply.
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Chap stick. Light coats...easy to apply. Doesn't last forever but works great.
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Anyone ever try bees knees zipper wax?

Everyone says different things, something so simple should not be so confussing haha.

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My post said that i read somewhere else that candles are bad, trying to find something everyone agrees on
Paraffin candle wax is very hard to beat for lubricating soft top zippers.
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Paraffin candle wax is very hard to beat for lubricating soft top zippers.
I read you saying that in another post jerry. I will probably go that route. Im new to owning a soft top so im trying to make sure mine doesnt end up looking abused. Theres a little more involved than a hard top haha

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