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post #1 of 17 Old 02-25-2011, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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how to fix zippers??

I have a soft top and the zippers on the Driver window wont zip anymore! How can i fix it without having to buy a new one? Its a best top brand!!

Oh and where can i find a used rear window! Some bastard slashed it to steal a 30 dollar mp3! I always leave the doors unlocked so that won't happen! Next time I'm gona have a sign saying that the doors are unlock, please don't cut my windows!! >

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post #2 of 17 Old 02-25-2011, 06:42 PM
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After years of replaceing zippers I put in velcro. No more problems.
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post #3 of 17 Old 02-25-2011, 07:04 PM
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What do you mean it won't zip anymore? Stuck? It zips but it doesn't bring the teeth together and leaves gaps/etc?

I just fixed mine. I pinched the zipper back together and now it zips perfect again. On and I waxed the zipper so it pulls like it's new.
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post #4 of 17 Old 02-27-2011, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks a lot Now my zippers work!
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post #5 of 17 Old 03-02-2011, 09:48 PM
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My rear window zipper doesn't properly lock the teeth together, they angle outwards And it also leaves open spots. If I want to zip my rear window it takes a good 25 minutes of working it around to get it right. Is there an easy fix for this? New zipper puller thing?

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post #6 of 17 Old 03-07-2011, 08:29 AM
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What kind of wax did you use?
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post #7 of 17 Old 03-07-2011, 09:26 AM
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Like the guy said a few threads up, when you pull too hard on your zippers you may bend the metal that zips the plastic teeth together. Simply make sure the metal moving part has equal distance front to back with it's guides. With pliers pinch the 2 sides of the zipper so they are almost binding the fabric make sure it can move back and forth. Zipper fixed!!
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post #8 of 17 Old 03-07-2011, 04:25 PM
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What kind of wax did you use?
i have used a bar of soap to wax my zippers. it seems to work pretty good.
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post #9 of 17 Old 03-07-2011, 07:42 PM
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none of these are working for my pretty red headed girl, she needs a whole new set of zippers...does anybody know where i can order these so i can have them replaced?
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post #10 of 17 Old 03-12-2011, 10:20 PM
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After years of replaceing zippers I put in velcro. No more problems.
Do you have more detail on this? I broke my rear window zipper today and would love to replace it with Velcro, if it'll hold.
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post #11 of 17 Old 03-13-2011, 12:15 AM
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none of these are working for my pretty red headed girl, she needs a whole new set of zippers...does anybody know where i can order these so i can have them replaced?
Any marine canvas shop should be able to do it. That's what I did.

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post #12 of 17 Old 03-13-2011, 02:12 PM
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Here's my window, with velcro. I made a little one first. Mounted it sideways on the front bumper and drove 60mph. It didn't blow the window open, so I did the full size.
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post #13 of 17 Old 03-15-2011, 09:38 PM
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Take a pair of vice grips and squeese the zipper where the teeth go into the zipper...that should help
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post #14 of 17 Old 06-10-2011, 10:14 AM
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PB blaster is great. I use it every time I clean the jeep to lubricate and remove any crap from the teeth. Doesn't seem to harm my soft top.

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post #15 of 17 Old 06-13-2011, 04:43 PM
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