Zippers on clears

 Does any one have any tips on freeing up zips on clears that have seized up or is it possible to have the zips replaced

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Try silicone spray - loads of

Sun, 2019-02-10 07:56

Try silicone spray - loads of it!

When soaked for a while use pliers to try and move the pulley on the zip. This should work if it’s a plastic zipper.

if the maker has used a metal zipper you’ll probably have to replace it due to the corrosion buildup.

zippers are easily replaced in covers, on the proviso that the clear pvc or canvas is still in reasonable condition.

if in Mandurah area, pm me.




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 I had 4 stuck zippers a few

Sun, 2019-02-10 08:32

 I had 4 stuck zippers a few weeks back, all with salt/corrosion build up inside. I did a lot of googling and eventually found a few people that had success with a light acid and hot water combo. My light acid was apple cider vinegar

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 Vinegar and hot water mix

Sun, 2019-02-10 09:14

 Vinegar and hot water mix definitely works well for this!

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Sun, 2019-02-10 09:02

 If the slidders are rooted you can get a product from whitworths called fix n zip and they are awesome , $25 used them on my clearsworked a treat


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 Believe it or not, Mr Sheen

Sun, 2019-02-10 09:45

 Believe it or not, Mr Sheen loosens zips. Apply liberally, give it 5 minutes and then gently work the zip with pliers until it frees up. Easy as and cheap. Mr Sheen is also the best thing to clean your clears with.

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as above

Sun, 2019-02-10 10:12

 as above
And to keep them free get a candle and gentley rub along zipper especially where it is going to sit for a period.

Had heaps of trouble with mine and broke most of the tags off trying to free, havent had a stuck one since


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Candles work well but beewax

Wed, 2019-02-13 12:19

Candles work well but beewax contains natural oils and is better again


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 good tips there. def look at

Sun, 2019-02-10 16:45

 good tips there. def look at mr sheen to clean the clears . candle wax on the zips , great tip for those that dont want the prob of stuck zips , def be doing that myself


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Wed, 2019-02-13 13:00

Mr Sheen is excellent for cleaning most surfaces, best thing to clean an old white board too. 


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Freeing up sippers

Wed, 2019-02-13 19:04

CLR,then wash down and use inox.


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Zip fix

Thu, 2019-02-21 05:54


thanks for the tips I tried the zipnfix and they worked a charm