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Larry’s tricks of the trade: repairing a zip

Posted on: 19/12/2016

Quick fix repairing a metal zip

Trade tricks how to repair a coat or jacket zipper





There’s a simple trick to save your zip and it works wonders!

  • Firstly imagine that the zip puller part is female and you insert the male part together to pull the zip up.
  • With a pair of pliers pinch the female part together so it moves only slightly say approx 1mm.
  • Now when you fit the zip together it will fit snug, pull it up and down.
  • It should last months and if the problem happens again, just do the same again.

It works every time for me, I often demonstrate this to people, its a little known trick of the trade.

Go on, try it and let us know how you get on!

David Barry

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