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How do you smooth a zipper? (purse)

Started 1351637688.507 in Fashion Talk | Last reply 1351720154.66 by shoekitty

Is there a way to make a zipper "smoother" with regards to unzip/zipping?

(on a purse, for example)

Thanks

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sue981351638042.563676 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007

If I'm recalling correctly, my mom used to put bar soap on a zipper to make it slide more easily.

Oneanddone1351638044.4776584 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Hi Julie!

I take a Q-Tip and put olive oil on it. I drag the Q-tip up and down both sides of the zipper.

Then I run the zipper back and forth about ten times. That has always worked for me.

itsmagic1351638270.9471254 PostsRegistered 8/8/2011

I had a zipper that didn't work very smoothly on a clothing item and I put a little Argon oil on my index fingertip and rubbed it together with my thumb, then rubbed my thumb and index fingertip along the length of the zipper. It worked like a charm. Of course, you don't want to get too much that it drips on the leather (or fabric in my case).

SiameezeLo­ver!1351639320.31830 PostsRegistered 5/5/2006Green Mountains :)

I always used parafin wax rubbing it on the zipper - or you can grab a candle the bottom and run it along size the zipper - I would open the zipper and put it on both tracks of zipper and then open and close the zipper...always worked well

luvmypupz1351639492.214991 PostsRegistered 8/30/2010By the Sea Shore

You can also use waxed paper. Just run it back and forth over the zipper a few times.

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Julie231351649216.981369 PostsRegistered 11/3/2007

You all were so helpful with these suggestions. All of them were great!!

Thank you very much.

shoekitty1351649351.7212882 PostsRegistered 8/10/2006

Butcher wax, is great. But also is the idea of the candle and the parrafin wax. The oil can work well, just be careful with the oil

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Brinklii1351649783.10310278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI

Just run a #2 lead pencil over the zipper. I do that with handbags, boots, and jackets all the time. Works like a charm.

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HopeReigns1351651982.2873517 PostsRegistered 5/4/2007
On 10/30/2012 itsmagic said:

I had a zipper that didn't work very smoothly on a clothing item and I put a little Argon oil on my index fingertip and rubbed it together with my thumb, then rubbed my thumb and index fingertip along the length of the zipper. It worked like a charm. Of course, you don't want to get too much that it drips on the leather (or fabric in my case).

By George, that argon oil is a miracle worker isn't it??{#emotions_dlg.laugh}

Hope, >^.^<

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corita1351717094.0972386 PostsRegistered 8/20/2012
On 10/30/2012 Tabbychic said:

Just run a #2 lead pencil over the zipper. I do that with handbags, boots, and jackets all the time. Works like a charm.

That is exactly what my mom always did with a sticky zipper and that's what I do too.
Try it, it works!!

pommom1351717255.6633495 PostsRegistered 9/19/2006

I spray a little (not too much so as not to drip) WD40 on a q-tip and rub it on both sides of the open zipper. Smooth as glass.

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Last edited on 10/31/2012

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dkh1351717614.3231133 PostsRegistered 1/4/2011Virginia

parafin wax. also works on sticky windows to help them glide up and down easier.

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shoekitty1351720154.6512882 PostsRegistered 8/10/2006
On 10/30/2012 HopeReigns said:
On 10/30/2012 itsmagic said:

I had a zipper that didn't work very smoothly on a clothing item and I put a little Argon oil on my index fingertip and rubbed it together with my thumb, then rubbed my thumb and index fingertip along the length of the zipper. It worked like a charm. Of course, you don't want to get too much that it drips on the leather (or fabric in my case).

By George, that argon oil is a miracle worker isn't it??{#emotions_dlg.laugh}


Yes, it is a miracle, smooths out all the wrinkles in a problem, doesn't it! LOL

life is a banquet and most poor fools are starving to death!"
Auntie Mame

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