Zipper Repair: How Do You Repair a Zipper?
How about zipper repair? How do you repair a broken zipper? Yes, in this article we will examine the most common zipper problems and repairs we encounter.
How do you unzip a stuck zipper?
When your zipper gets stuck, you will feel like your zipper is attached to something. The zipper does not unzip and you end up being stuck in your jacket or coat until you can find a solution for the stuck zipper.
So, how do you repair a stuck zipper? If there is a pencil around, try to open the zipper again by blackening the zipper teeth. If that does not work, the next thing to try is lubrication. Window cleaner is a good choice, because it is a water-based lubricant. However, since they are usually the easiest to access, the most preferred lubricators are soap or lip balm. The zipper can usually be unzipped easily after soap or lip balm has been applied to the teeth of the zipper. The method that should be applied here is to put some soap on the zipper teeth every time, to unzip the zipper, and to reapply the soap every 2-3 cm. This way, you can unzip the zipper all the way to the bottom.
The Zipper that Doesn’t Close: How to fix a zipper that doesn’t close?
One of the most annoying zipper problems is the zipper that doesn’t close. The problem with the zipper that does not close is usually associated with the problem of the separating zipper. These two problems have several different causes. If the problem is not too great, the solution is usually the pencil or soap method mentioned above.
The zipper that does not zip shut and the separating zipper are often caused by damaged zipper teeth. The teeth of low-quality zippers cannot hold on to their shape when pressure is applied and as a result they can easily become warped. This causes the zipper not to work properly. The zipper ends up not zipping closed as the zipper teeth cannot easily pass through the slider. Even if you try to zip up the zipper by applying force in a certain way (that is, if you apply a lot of force, you will end up damaging the zipper further and putting you between a rock and a hard place), and its teeth will not interlock with each other since they have become warped, and this will cause the zipper to separate shortly.
For this reason, the first place we need to look to is the teeth of the zipper. Once you are sure that no material, such as fabric or thread, is trapped between the teeth, then you should check the teeth one by one and check for any warping. If there is a warped tooth protruding out of its place, straighten it back to how it should be with the help of needle nose pliers and make sure all its teeth are straight.
If there is no warping in the teeth, then this time look at the zipper’s slider. Low-quality sliders can be warped over time, which prevents the teeth from interlocking as they should. If the slider is too large, tighten it as necessary with needle nose pliers.
If none of the above methods work, it is time to replace your zipper with a new zipper.