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Posted: 11/3/2009 6:35:30 PM EST
I've had two zippers quit working this weekend.
One on a Galati rifle case for my M1A, and one on my range bag.
They come apart as soon as they're zipped, no matter how many times I go back and forth.
I can't see anthing wrong with them?
I'm going to have to throw both bags out.

Why do they just quit, with no apparent damage?
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 6:36:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2009 6:36:33 PM EST by -GunNutJuell-]
Sometimes they just lose their will to zip. They just give up.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 6:37:46 PM EST
This happens when you use small gauge plastic zippers instead of giant metal ones.

The metal zippers on my jeans outlast the fabric itself.

Flimsy plastic zippers wear out real quick.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 7:08:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2009 7:08:33 PM EST by AgentDavis]
The little balls on the two sides of the plastic zippers slowly erode over time resulting in a non zipping zipper. So, basically, you don't have any balls.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 7:21:13 PM EST
Check Yellow pages for a seamstress, they could probably sew in new zippers.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 7:22:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2009 7:24:32 PM EST by Skg_Mre_Lght]
Use bee's wax, or zipper wax to lube them.

ETA: Oops...I didn't realize you were talking about shitty plastic zippers.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 7:22:31 PM EST
ever had part of your junk caught in one?
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