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emoney 08-24-2009 12:10 AM

Lubricate stubborn rear window zipper
 
I just sprayed mine with Pam from my kitchen cabinet. Now I don't have to break my wrist trying to get the zipper around the curves.

FmrVette 08-24-2009 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by emoney (Post 7806771)
I just sprayed mine with Pam from my kitchen cabinet. Now I don't have to break my wrist trying to get the zipper around the curves.

A fairly long lasting fix is to use a wax candle (I had a wax votive candle in my TJ tool kit just for that purpose). Just rub the candle along the zipper teeth while the zipper is open and it will lubricate itself as you zip it closed.

Also - I used circular key rings in the zipper pulls; they were free, the decent ones don't rust, and it makes closing or opening the zipper a snap (so to speak :laugh:). Car dealers, insurance agencies, just about every sales venue hands out key rings with their logo attached. Ditch everything but the ring and attach it to the zipper pull. Won't get in the way of storing the top or windows.

(Thanks to Jerry Bransford on the wax candle idea - he gave me that tidbit three years ago and it worked out very well).

:thumbsup:

kswyg001 09-02-2009 11:33 PM

im a tad late, ok- a lot late, but ive also read that taking cheap hotel bar soap and rubbing it in the zippers makes them zip better.

FmrVette 09-03-2009 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by kswyg001 (Post 7867414)
im a tad late, ok- a lot late, but ive also read that taking cheap hotel bar soap and rubbing it in the zippers makes them zip better.

You know we're talking about Jeep convertible tops, right?

:rofl::rofl:

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Yeah, soap can make a surprisingly effective zipper lubricant - and a good tip if you happen to run into an issue with the zipper and have limited tools :thumbsup:. I don't know what's in the bar that does the job, but it's effective.

prozzo842 10-22-2009 07:46 PM

Surfboard wax works too

Ironworker709 11-05-2009 02:46 PM

Bee's wax works great too.
We use it when hanging iron and the steel is a tight fit,i always have a stick or 2 of it in my structural tool belt

Longoddr1 11-07-2009 12:30 PM

I use the drip bottle silicone lube for bicycle chains. It doesn't have any spray solvents to attack the material.

JWitt333 11-07-2009 05:57 PM

you can also buy "zipper lube" at any boating supply store. rally cheap and lasts for a long time.

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baconbit 06-03-2013 04:10 PM

Zipper lube
 
Armor all also works good if you spray it on the teeth before zipping it back up. That's what I use and the zipper moves easily.

abock33 11-04-2013 01:26 PM

I kept a tube of Chapstick in the center console for this. It also comes in handy when the wife would ask me for some like I carried it. I would always proceed to hand her the greasy one to be a jerk. (Just my sarcastic sense of humor).

SmileyT 11-05-2013 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by abock33
i kept a tube of chapstick in the center console for this. It also comes in handy when the wife would ask me for some like i carried it. I would always proceed to hand her the greasy one to be a jerk. (just my sarcastic sense of humor).

x2.

SmileyT 11-05-2013 10:53 AM

Double post!

TexasJeep01 11-29-2013 09:17 PM

I always have a bottle of wd40 with me


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