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Unread 02-19-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
7370MJD
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Broken zipper

I was taking the top down for the first time this morning. I was trying to unzip the passenger side rear window. As I was pulling on the zipper, the handle broke off the zipper. I used some needle nose pliers to use the zipper, but any ideas for a fix besides taking it to an upholstery shop? Can you get a replacement zipper?

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Unread 02-19-2012, 10:57 AM   #2
crackedcornish
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I just used a small black plastic zip tie looped through the part of the zipper that has the hole (where the handle was fastened on)...has an easier pull now that I have a larger loop to hold onto
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Unread 02-19-2012, 11:05 AM   #3
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So, let me get this straight.... you broke your zipper taking your top off for the first time?
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Unread 02-19-2012, 02:27 PM   #4
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yep broke my zipper......

I like the zip tie idea. I think that will work, thanks
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Unread 02-19-2012, 02:31 PM   #5
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Unread 02-20-2012, 10:58 PM   #6
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Use paracord, you definately won't break that. I have it on all my zippers. The best part is you can tuck it up out of sight.
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