Lubricating zips ?

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  1. Charlie

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    I have a very long plastic zip that is a swine to get zipped up. I remember a trick was supposed to be rubbing it with a candle or a pencil or something like that. Anyone any ideas please . ?
     
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    Furniture polish usually does the trick.
     
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    Silicone spray works a treat on zips, lasts for ages and leaves no visible trace.

    I'm starting to sound like silicone spray is a cure-all for every ill!
     
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    Silicon spray use it on my motorcycle gear zips and boots works a treat no mess no smell.(y)
     
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    Another vote for silicon spray. Works a treat.
     
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    I use a bee's wax stick for my very industrial zip, on my dry suit
    3rd vote for silicone, but never used it on a zip
     
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    Silicone it is ! Thanks !! (y)(y)(y)
     
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    Yep another vote for silicone spray.. Screwfix or ebay etc..
    As a back up good old spray furniture polish.....

    NOTE.. Use a spray along the ridge on a wind out awning and any porch awning will slide in a treat..
     
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    The zip on my trousers is the normal length. Why do you need a long one? :)
     
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    dont use furniture polish on awning zippers as it destroys the waterproofing...seen it done and to a VERY expensive issabella caravan awning at that
     
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    KY jelly works for me..... :whistle:
     
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