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Old 10-12-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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Lubing an exterior zipper

Over the seasons we've noted that the zipper on our bag'd awning is becoming increasingly difficult to open/close. We're wonderin what most of you use to free up a 'tight' zipper on an awning, graphite lube, bar soap, WD-40, etc???
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:43 PM   #3
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You can get zipper lube at marine parts stores.

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Over the seasons we've noted that the zipper on our bag'd awning is becoming increasingly difficult to open/close. We're wonderin what most of you use to free up a 'tight' zipper on an awning, graphite lube, bar soap, WD-40, etc???
Teflon spray....

DuPont Teflon Lubricant
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Scuba shops will have zipper wax, also.
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Hi: Doug Mager... Vaseline applied with a Q-Tip works for me!!!
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie :Wave
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Hi: Doug Mager... Vaseline applied with a Q-Tip works for me!!!
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie :Wave
Ok, I'm going to my room now.
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