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Stuck Zippers ?

  • 17-08-2021 12:39pm
    Registered Users Posts: 712 ✭✭✭ devonp

    have 2 jerseys in very good condition with zippers stuck at the bottom, both jerseys open.

    seems runners are stuck to the stop...maybe, one zipper runner is metallic and seems a little corroded is a santini one

    other jersey runner blackish not sure if plastic or metal

    any ideas on freeing these, youtube etc say oilve oil, soap, pencil but i think that might be for the rails?

    would a very small amount of WD40 carefully applied help ? or damage the lycra ??


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,222 ✭✭✭✭ Raam

    A bit of vinegar can help get rid of the corrosion.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,344 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    i doubt WD40 would damage lycra - i've gotten bike crud on my clothes before which would be oil based and never noticed an issue.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,183 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade

    I've used crayons in the past on zips or a gentle rub on a dry bar of soap.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,546 ✭✭✭ Eamonnator

    Try rubbing a pencil(graphite) up and down the zip. If that doesn't work, try the WD40, it'll wash out.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,703 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Weepsie

    Get a wax candle and run it along the zipper teeth. Can help

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,165 ✭✭✭ easygoing39

    Only freed up a stuck zip last week,used the smallest drop of WD40,left for 5 minutes,and then I gently pulled the zip up to get it moving freely.Up and down gently a few times and the zip freed up fine like brand new.

  • Registered Users Posts: 712 ✭✭✭ devonp

    yes both zippers back in action, as above v small amount of WD40 , then a pencil over the rails 😊

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,654 ✭✭✭✭ Wishbone Ash

    Furniture spray polish usually does the trick also.