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Any fix for frozen zippers?

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Any fix for frozen zippers?

Postby dreamshark » Thu May 31, 2018 7:56 pm

I have a nice beach bag with an insulated section on the bottom for snacks and multiple zippered compartments for towels, books, wallets, etc. Unfortunately, since our last trip to St. John, ALL the zippers have corroded and gotten permanently stuck. :( I tried lubricating well with WD-40 and wrenching at the zipper pulls with pliers, but no luck. Anybody have any tips for fixing salt-corroded zippers? I hate to just throw this lovely bag away, but with the zippers all broken it's not much use.
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Re: Any fix for frozen zippers?

Postby GidgetPicklebrain » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:42 am

Try a vinegar & baking soda or CLR soak followed by toothbrush scrubbing. Also silicone spray rather than WD-40. Lubricate with beeswax or candle wax.
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Re: Any fix for frozen zippers?

Postby nuendelcapecod » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:06 am

Please, what is CLR?
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Re: Any fix for frozen zippers?

Postby Suziekue » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:13 am

CLR is a cleaner, my Dad used to used it to clean the humidifier filter to remove chemical build up like calcified stuff. https://clrbrands.com/Products/CLR-Hous ... en-Cleaner. That link will get you to the CLR site you can check out the numerous products they have available.
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Re: Any fix for frozen zippers?

Postby GidgetPicklebrain » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:41 pm

It is a cleaner designed to dissolve Calcium, Lime and Rust.
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