Join Date: May 2005
Location: Detroit Michigan
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
). 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).
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