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Unread 07-08-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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Zipper Lubricant

My window zippers are acting up - hard to move, getting stuck, sometimes separating. I'm going to take it to the car wash and really get them clean. But what's a good lubricant for window zippers? Something that doesn't attract dust too much, because we have lots and lots of dust in the summer out here in the southwest.

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Unread 07-08-2013, 09:32 PM   #2
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candle wax, bees wax. Some people use chap-stick...
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Unread 07-08-2013, 10:48 PM   #3
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Silicone lubricant spray.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 11:04 PM   #4
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rub any bar soap on them, anything oily will attract/hold dust.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 11:05 PM   #5
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I rubbed some birthday cake candles on my zippers. Worked really well.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 11:08 PM   #6
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There's this stuff. Works well.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/91083_400.htm
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Unread 07-08-2013, 11:28 PM   #7
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There's this stuff. Works well.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/91083_400.htm
X2...also available at the dealer
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Unread 07-09-2013, 12:11 AM   #8
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There's this stuff. Works well.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/91083_400.htm
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X2...also available at the dealer
Have you guys actually used this product?
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Unread 07-09-2013, 06:28 AM   #9
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Check out this stuff. http://www.sexwax.com/ Of course it works great on surfboards, but works just as well on zippers and won't attract dirt. I have been using it for over 35 years now. Comes in different colors and fragrances too.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 06:28 AM   #10
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I use the mopar zipper cleaner and lube. It works
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Unread 07-09-2013, 07:27 AM   #11
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Paraffin, AKA candle wax. Cheap, works, doesn't attract dirt.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 08:17 AM   #12
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My hardware store (Ace) sells a silicone stick lubricant that works extremely well.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 09:20 AM   #13
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Have you guys actually used this product?
The Mopar product works (same as Bestop's product) but it is much more difficult to use (drips, runs, even application. horizontal application) since it is a liquid. Go with the wax.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 09:22 AM   #14
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Have you guys actually used this product?
Yes I have as well. Goes on wet to coat the zipper and dries completely to the touch so it doesn't attract dust. The bristle on the tip cleans out all the grit as well.
If you are going to use wax I suggest thoroughly cleaning the zippers beforehand as it will trap it.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 09:22 AM   #15
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Wow, thanks for all the ideas. Sounds like there's quite a few things that work well.
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