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Zipper Help!!

Discussion in 'North East U.S.' started by Jeeper girl, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Sep 19, 2017 at 2:17 PM
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    Jeeper girl

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    I have a 2011 wrangler, her zippers are all wonky, the back window one side I can't get unzipped past the top corner. the other side is just fubar.. zipper split right at the beginning for about 3-5 inches up. then splits again towards the corner, any ideas on how to get my girl back together??
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  2. Sep 19, 2017 at 4:14 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Can you post a picture of the issue?
     
  3. Sep 19, 2017 at 4:19 PM
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    I will take pic tomorrow during daylight
     
  4. Sep 19, 2017 at 4:59 PM
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    goinginjeep

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    spray bottle of water on the zipper. it works like lube but evaporates.
     
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  5. Sep 19, 2017 at 5:02 PM
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    Jeeper girl

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    They are completely un hinged. I forgot to wax them... Lesson learned
     
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  6. Sep 19, 2017 at 6:37 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    Thank goodness. Phew. When I saw Zipper Help. I went right to....ok. Never mind. o_O. Not having any personal experience with either. :eek:. Good to see the issue is being addressed by a couple very knowledgeable members with experience in all,types of zipper issues. Aggrex. Can't you help here?? :popcorn:.

    Oh by the way Jeeper Girl. Welcome to the forum. :wave:
     
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  7. Sep 19, 2017 at 6:41 PM
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    Bob

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  8. Sep 19, 2017 at 7:18 PM
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    Finally, a thread Bob might be able to help with. He's one of those Taco owners. But we don't judge. Lol.
    My thoughts exactly. But I wasn't going to go there in fear of reticule. Not saying I've had this issue. :spy: or not. But I sure as hell wasn't going to be the first. So thanks Bob. Your a stand up guy. So in your opinion. What works best....water...a little vasoline... WD40? What worked best for you? Any pics?? OMG. Now that I think about it. ...Never mind. :confused:.
     
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  9. Sep 19, 2017 at 8:04 PM
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    Some zipper issues just require patience, lube, a bit of luck and maybe a few hands to hold opposing sides of the material and another hand to work the zipper link by link either up or down to clear an obstruction. Soap or wax are good lube choices.
     
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  10. Sep 19, 2017 at 8:13 PM
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    There we go. Aggrex's experience with this issue. Thanks dude. As I said. An awesome forum. Our members have experience in all types issues. Be it with your Jeep.....or. ...your Zipper....We are.... JEEP DOT NET. ...we rule...o_O.
     
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  11. Sep 19, 2017 at 8:24 PM
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    Jeep Girl. Please ignore us....we will eventually get to your issue. Lol. Hang tight. Hope you have a sense of humor. But we will address your issue. Lollll.

    What was your question??? Lollll.
     
  12. Sep 20, 2017 at 7:39 AM
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    For the past several decades, I've been involved with MGs, owned a high of eight at one time, and they all except one, had tonneau covers with zippers. I found that a can of spray silicone worked very well for keeping zippers working like new. Spray silicone is available at most auto parts stores and is cheap. A little dab will do ya.

    Cheers - Jeepjoc
     
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  13. Sep 20, 2017 at 6:52 PM
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    Well...thanks to jeep Joc. We're back on thread. But seriously dude. " A little dab will do ya". She has an issue with her zipper. Not her hair. And if you've every seen " There's Something About Mary". That's not necessarily true. :facepalm:. That's a little dab that.....Ummm. well. We're back on thread.

    Pics help. But......of your zippers Jeeper Girl. o_O
     
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  14. Sep 21, 2017 at 3:18 PM
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    I have found if you get a small wire brush ,like the size of a tooth brush and clean off crud from the zippers around the stuck part helps.....inside where it is stuck is probably corroded..couple pairs of needle nose plyers and and a nice size zip tie threw the end of zipper handle helps with leverage....
     
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  15. Sep 21, 2017 at 8:22 PM
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    Just looking for more info. Drd88, Dan. Just curious. Did a little dab do you?
    I'm sure the needle nose pillars helped. Just want to confirm what lubricant you used. Do you use it often? No scaling or shafing?
     
  16. Sep 22, 2017 at 10:46 AM
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    I fixed mine by cutting the old zipper off and just using the passanger side zipper for both sides. Now to just get the driver side a new zipper. Unless i buy a new top cause my fading.
     
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  17. Sep 22, 2017 at 2:58 PM
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    I usually use wd40 or something kind of penetration oil ie. Liquid wrench...just be careful if it runs...spray silicone after also...it's all about removal of crud and corrosion
     
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    There was no saving mine lol i tryed everything i looked up and could think of but its all good now lol
     
  19. Sep 24, 2017 at 11:43 AM
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    Sorry had to go out of town.. This is the left top corner nack window. 15062785272091337057715.jpg
     
  20. Sep 24, 2017 at 11:46 AM
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    This is my nightmare right side. I seriously thought of just replacing the zippers bit I can't get the skin off.. My jeep dude.. 15062786572611333962261.jpg no more what about Mary jokes lol
     
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