Zipper Lube

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rono007, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Jim M

    Jim M New Member

    310
    Feb 15, 2009
    New Buffalo, Mi & Tierra Verde, Fl
    05 340DA-
    AB RIB-
    08 ProLine 23 Sport CC
    8.1 MercCruiser-25hp 4cy Yamaha-225hp 4cy Suzuki
    Chapstick works great as a lube and its cheap!
     
  2. Rono007

    Rono007 New Member

    796
    Dec 17, 2009
    Danbury, CT
    2001 SR 230BR Signature Series
    7.4L Bravo III
    Thanks everyone and great advice as always!

    I found once I got to the dock to put up the camper top, the Bimini has one zipper that's corroded in the start position and will not move. Looks like it's from salt and just not ever being used/maintained by the previous owner. I soaked it in some lube to try and free it, but ultimately it looks like it has to come off and go the upholstery shop to get repaired if I cannot free it.

    Other than that, the camper top is brand-spakin' new and looks great!

    The isinglass needs a better cleaning and the back canvas has no window in it, so if we find we use the top a lot in the spring and fall I will get a piece of glass put in the canvas.

    Thanks again!
     
  3. Boatingnut

    Boatingnut Member

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    Dec 18, 2008
    Saugatuck, MI
    Shopping, sold the 440
    Big as possible
    You can use the wax to also help seal any stitching holes that are leaking. Rub a bit of the wax in the stitching from the outside.

     
  4. Subaru06

    Subaru06 New Member

    32
    Jan 1, 2010
    Woodbridge, VA
    280 Sundancer 2003
    Twin 4.3 MPI Alpha 1
    Ditto, I use lip balm (chapstick). The stuff my dentist gives away works fine.
     
  5. Subaru06

    Subaru06 New Member

    32
    Jan 1, 2010
    Woodbridge, VA
    280 Sundancer 2003
    Twin 4.3 MPI Alpha 1
    Ditto, ditto, ditto the lip balm (chapstick). Getting it free from my dentist almost makes it worthwhile to go see him. :thumbsup:
     

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