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Unread 05-07-2014, 08:22 PM   #1
ajsundo
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Broken back window zipper

Just bought a 2011 wrangler jk and the left side off the back window has a jammed zipper and looks like the teeth are a little messed up... How do I fix?!

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Unread 05-08-2014, 03:57 AM   #2
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Common issues and this as well as other forums have touched on this issue..

In this case choosing the path of least resistance would be best.. Those have said to simply yank the zipper will simply destroy the plastic teeth as well as the zipper. What happens it that the zip can get stressed and simply open up or expand at it's opening and not allow for proper alignment.

When I say path of least resistance.. this can only be determined by which direction one needs to pull the zipper.. Thou a bit late.. I would hit it with a bar of soap or sex wax.. (surfers wax) working it into the zippers hardware as well as on the plastic zips. Also, I believe you can flare out the end of the zipper slightly and this may help extract the zipper itself..
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Unread 05-08-2014, 08:08 AM   #3
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Try doing a search for JK zipper if you need more information.
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Unread 05-08-2014, 08:15 AM   #4
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wow nice.. @ajsundo Jeep themselves actually came in here to check your zipper.. Post..
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Unread 05-09-2014, 07:26 PM   #5
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Worked for me. http://www.jeepit.com/
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Unread 05-09-2014, 07:29 PM   #6
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Common issues and this as well as other forums have touched on this issue..

In this case choosing the path of least resistance would be best.. Those have said to simply yank the zipper will simply destroy the plastic teeth as well as the zipper. What happens it that the zip can get stressed and simply open up or expand at it's opening and not allow for proper alignment.

When I say path of least resistance.. this can only be determined by which direction one needs to pull the zipper.. Thou a bit late.. I would hit it with a bar of soap or sex wax.. (surfers wax) working it into the zippers hardware as well as on the plastic zips. Also, I believe you can flare out the end of the zipper slightly and this may help extract the zipper itself..


Great stuff. Been using it for years. http://www.sexwax.com/
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Unread 05-10-2014, 07:05 AM   #7
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@JBTJ

Having lived at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina for 4 years.. and finding left overs.. sort of trial and error.. but it worked and been using it as well.
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Unread 05-13-2014, 07:12 AM   #8
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I sell repair kits on eBay search jeep zipper mine are the red listings, but if the teeth are broken you need a new one sewn on try a boat top place cheers
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