rooftop tent zips

Submitted: Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 18:55
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One of the zippers seems to be playing up, the zip move up and down but sometimes it doesnt zip together ... if this makes sense
Firstly is there a way of fixing this or does the zippper need replacing and how hard is that?

In addition, what is the best lubriucant to use on zips to ensure they are smooth, but doesnt attract dust and dirt
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Reply By: Member - Odog - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 19:28

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 19:28
G'day Brian, think you can get a pair of pliers, and try gently squeezing the zipper slider, to make it tighter.. Have heard this may only be temporary fix, but worth a try.. As a lubricant, maybe wax, like rub a candle on the zip, or a bar of soap.. Good luck.. Odog
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Reply By: Brian B4 - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 19:46

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 19:46
Thanks for that, will try it, also saw a previous artiicle on a prduct fixnzip, I wonder if anyone has used that?
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Follow Up By: Phil B (WA) - Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 at 04:49

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 at 04:49
Yes and they work really well - I now carry spares of two sizes in my vehicle - I got mine from Spotlight
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 19:59

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 19:59
A new slider will usually fix a zip that is not staying together. They usually cost about $5 on ebay.
I find a good lubricant is Selleys or RP7 Dri Lube which is Teflon in a clear lacquer solution which dries on.
Wax and WD40 will just attract dust and stuff up a slider.
I also use Dri lube on my rear door hinges and striker plate and it works well.
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 20:22

Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 20:22
Mr Sheen is a great zip lubricant. Silicone dries without attracting dust.
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