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Old 05-23-2014, 03:47 PM   #1
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Zipper Corroded

My perforated leather Teknic Violator jacket has been hanging up all winter, and I got it out to ride the other day. I noticed it was difficult to zip up, and the sleeves were impossible to zip.

Can I lube the zippers, or do I need to get them replaced? Any idea who can replace the zippers?

My jacket is old - about six years, but it fits perfect, and I don't want a new one. Any advice is well-taken. Thanks.
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:51 PM   #2
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At this point, no harm in using some WD-40, letting it sit and see what happens!
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Try rubbing a bar of soap on the zipper.
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:20 PM   #4
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What will soap do?
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:21 PM   #5
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sfw lol

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lots of water to get the salt out of the zippers.
I'd fixed plenty this way. just be care if they are plastic coil zippers.
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What will soap do?
It helps to lubricate and clean it. My grandmother use to do it with zippers going bad. I use the same method with wet suit zippers and it works.
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:52 PM   #8
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I saw the thread title and thought you were talking about your blue jeans zipper from the weeks of salt spray on the rig and lack of use, haha

I use chain lube, well not exactly but it is the same stuff I use on my chains. DuPont Teflon Multi Use lube. I buy it in the small bottle with a eye dropper like dispenser. Great for carrying on long road trips also.
http://www2.dupont.com/Consumer_Lubr...lubricant.html

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You'll need some type of lubricant to free the zipper, I'd actually try a few drops of cooking oil as it won't harm the leather nor your skin. After you free the stuck zipper, pop a tea light candle out of it's container and use the wax to lube the zipper.
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Thanks, guys! I'm glad to know it's repairable.
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Thanks, guys! I'm glad to know it's repairable.
Any luck Brandy?
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I haven't tried to fix it. I just wore the Shift textile.

I'll post back when I try to get it unstuck.
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