Zipper Oil Lube

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  1. billnpat

    billnpat New Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 15, 2009
    Lindenhurst N.Y.
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Onan 21.5Kw di
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Skyhook® Stati
    What's a good lube for stubborn zippers on my canvas??
     
  2. 320Bob

    320Bob Active Member

    Nov 2, 2009
    AZ
    2012 Chaparral 267 SSX Sold
    Boatless
    Try a No. 2 pencil and run it up and down the teeth. Graphite is a great zipper lubricant.
     
  3. billnpat

    billnpat New Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 15, 2009
    Lindenhurst N.Y.
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Onan 21.5Kw di
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Skyhook® Stati
    thanks bob.
     
  4. johnsross3

    johnsross3 Member

    95
    Sep 3, 2007
    Newark, DE
    1995 Sea Ray 370 Sedan Bridge
    Twin 454 Mercruisers
    You can also try Chapstick, rubbing an unlit candle on them, or most boating shops sell a zipper lube, the looks like chapstick but a thinner viscosity.
     
  5. dpmulvey

    dpmulvey New Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 19, 2007
    Homeport: Charles City, VA
    1999/2007 330 Sundancer Hardtop.
    6.2 Merc Horixons
    1.5:1 Velvet Drives
  6. billnpat

    billnpat New Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 15, 2009
    Lindenhurst N.Y.
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Onan 21.5Kw di
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Skyhook® Stati
    Thanks for the tip fella's
     
  7. fc3

    fc3 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 12, 2006
    Northern NJ
    1999 Sea Ray 330DA
    Twin 7.4 MPI (310 propshaft HP) V-drives
    Twin Mercury Marine marinized 7.4L L-29 V8s
    Cast iron block w 4-bolt mains
    4.25x4.00 bore & stroke
    Or you could use something weird like Snap and Zipper Lube that doesn't migrate or stain. 2oz tube will last years.
     
  8. billnpat

    billnpat New Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 15, 2009
    Lindenhurst N.Y.
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Onan 21.5Kw di
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Skyhook® Stati
    i'll check it out.thanks.......
     
  9. Go Aweigh2452

    Go Aweigh2452 Active Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Olalla, WA
    its in my signature
    6.2 Horizon MPI w/guardian system
    I keep a couple of small candles on board for zippers and snaps... Works great, no mess and lasts at least through a boating season. It is part of my winterization to lube them. No sense in buying the "zip lube" when paraffin works well...
     
  10. billnpat

    billnpat New Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 15, 2009
    Lindenhurst N.Y.
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Onan 21.5Kw di
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Skyhook® Stati
    Thanks for the tip.........We really enjoyed your site.:)
     

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