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Offline Sarge

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Zipper Hack
« on: December 30, 2018, 09:15:13 PM »
I have a Browning tackle bag I really like - we've had some good times together - but it is showing its age. The zipper was hanging up and it was really aggravating so I was getting ready to retire it. I looked at new bags but couldn't find one I like better than the old one.

I unzipped it, ran some chapstick around the length of both sides of the zipper, zipped and unzipped it several times, and it is good as new. No need to retire it just yet.
"The man with the knapsack is never lost." Horace Kephart (1862-1931)

Offline wsdstan

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Re: Zipper Hack
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2018, 09:54:36 PM »
I have a couple of work type Carhartt coats that started being difficult to zip.  I used Chapstick too, and so far it has worked pretty well.  Good to hear you had some success too.
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Re: Zipper Hack
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 08:11:37 AM »

 I use Chap Stick on zippers also, before that I rubbed them with a piece of Bee's wax and that worked well also.
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Re: Zipper Hack
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 10:26:17 PM »
Here are a couple more zipper hacks if you're interested:

https://www.natureoutside.com/xyz-fix-zippers-video/


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Offline Sarge

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Re: Zipper Hack
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 07:33:26 AM »
Good stuff, guys. I thought about beeswax, Moe, but decided to try chapstick.
"The man with the knapsack is never lost." Horace Kephart (1862-1931)