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  • md86
    started a topic Zipper wax

    Zipper wax

    Okay , first off , I'm not sure WHERE this thread SHOULD go , but since it pertains to my gear ....
    The zippers on my saddlebags have been giving me some grief the last few weeks (sticking and jumping track) , and after riding in all that rain last week , the zippers on my leathers are squeeky and kinda stiff , so Cyberpoet tells me about something called "zipper wax" . Couldn't find any , but he DID tell me that candlewax or chapstick might work just as well . So what could it hurt , I'd only be out $.89 and a few minutes if it don't work .... Well , it turned out to work okay ! Smeared some chapstick on the zippers and worked them for a minute , and they lossend right up . Everything works well once more . So if your zippers start to suck , a little chapstick might just do the trick . Thanks , Goog ..... I mean , Cyberpoet !

  • WildKat
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    Never say we do resurrect old threads for the benefit of sexwax bashing

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  • Junior
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    Ya know, I was a little afraid to click on this post. I thought this was going to be some graphic pics involving a gimp outfit and Sexwax.

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  • The CyberPoet
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    Originally posted by Kat-A-Tonic
    Can you use petroleum jelly instead of wax?
    Would you be willing be caught in public with petroleum jelly stains around your crotch when the weather turned warmer?



    Chapstick.

    Cheers,
    =-= The CyberPoet

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  • Kat-A-Tonic
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    Can you use petroleum jelly instead of wax?

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  • ChattKat
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    is there any problem that this group can't fix? I say no!

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  • Black_peter
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    My mom used to have a stick of Zipper Wax...
    30 years ago!!
    She never throws anything away..
    I'll ask if she still has it..

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  • kanventure
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    Graphite for car locks works as well.

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  • The CyberPoet
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    The zipper wax thing I learned in the army... and you can often find zipper wax at army-navy surplus stores. The reason the military uses it is two fold: to quite zippers (no giving away your position) and moreover, so zippers don't freeze shut in sub-zero temps (every try getting an artic parka off when the snow thawed and then froze a zipper shut?).

    Stick candles work ok, chapstick works a little better. Chain wax ought to work too, but I'd be concerned about over-spray...

    Cheers
    =-= The CyberPoet

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  • ThAzKat
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    I always ask her to use chap stick before touching my zipper LMAO

    bar soap works too but I am not Cyber LOL

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  • katman05
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    The pencil trick works, I've used it before.

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  • tzortn
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    I have also heard that running a pencil up and down the zipper will help lubricate it. It makes sense being the pencils are made out of graphite.

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  • skasner
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    It's just a matter of time before SweetLou finds this post... Tik Tok Tik Tok.

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  • WildKat
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    Thats cyber for ya, I guess he left out the part about not taking your pants off in public before you clean them!!

    Great idea, thanks for the info, I'd have never guessed that either.

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  • md86
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    I used the regulor non-flavored one , and I took my pants off first to make it easier . Got some wierd looks from that old lady , though . :-k

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