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Stuck zipper

Postby zoharl » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:24 pm

I have a zipper in a bag that accumulated salt and is stuck. Any new novelties for releasing it?
(Who's the idiot who's still manufacture kite bags with zippers?!)

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Re: Stuck zipper

Postby elliott george » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:35 pm

Get an old tooth brush put some washing detergent on it and scrub the zipper bit,

a stuck zipper almost ruined my sestion the other day :lol:

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Re: Stuck zipper

Postby NYKiter » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:34 pm

Just did this last night. Soak w 10W40, stick a very small screw driver in the hole that holds the zipper finger tab and then use it as a new handle and work it back and forth.

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Re: Stuck zipper

Postby southflorida » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:13 pm

Shoot, time to go check my zippers, they always freeze up in the summer (lack of use)

When will they make the slider bodies out of hard plastic? Seems like every kite bag I've ever had possessed aluminum sliders and they all freeze up sooner or later. What a pain...wd40 seems to do the job, but the sliders get corroded and seem to dissolve into aluminum oxide over time.

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Re: Stuck zipper

Postby sarc » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:09 am

Contact cleaner from any electronics shop. Works in seconds.

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Re: Stuck zipper

Postby haiku » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:11 am

Hi. Put hydrogen peroxide on it. Then use wd40. It works!

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Re: Stuck zipper

Postby sharky79 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:50 am

Take a jellyfish and rub it strong against the zipper :lol:
But seriously, soak it in hot water and use also a toothbrush.
Be careful not to brake the handle of the zipper so use a screw driver or string like suggested.

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Re: Stuck zipper

Postby joe_mgh » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:52 am

Lemon juice.

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Re: Stuck zipper

Postby nikalaitzian » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:33 pm

joe_mgh wrote:Lemon juice.
ecological !!! vinegar

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Re: Stuck zipper

Postby markchatwin » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:43 pm

Had this issue a few days ago. While vinegar took all the visible corrosion off the zipper it did not touch the inside of the zipper. I'm on to WD40 now...

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