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I have taken off my roll bar pads to paint them. the zippers are stiff and catchy. any suggestions on a lubricant that will restore the zipper without messing up the fabric.

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Dry silicone spray
 

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Cheap candle or even s crayon. I use candle on zippers for my soft top every few weeks Much smoother
 

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I've heard people using a graphite spray, and WD-40 makes a silicone spray too that others swear by. I took to using a cube of paraffin wax on the teeth on my old soft top for the back window that was always giving me hell. Zipper function was smooth as butter after that. A good scrubbing of the teeth with a toothbrush and some mild detergent/dish soap and water before putting anything on it will help.
 

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Run a white candle over the length of the zipper teeth it lubes stays on and does not cause grit to stick

Was the recommended zipper top lubricant in the owner's manual of my 1957 triumph and still a good idea 60 years later


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I USE BESTOP ZIPPER LUBRICANT, IT Has a little brush on it, works great, its kinda thick, put it on easy and sparingly and brush it onto the zipper. It works great
 
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