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Can anyone tell me a good place to get a zipper replaced on a portable ice house. Had a little trouble getting out of the house on Sunday when I couldn't get the zipper open. It has now seperated all the way to the top.

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I can only imagine someone trying to punch their way out of a canvas house. "Help, I can't get out!"....LOL

The only place I know is Canvas Craft in Anoka. I take it you tried bringing the zipper all the way to the bottom and starting it again?

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Any reputable canvas place should be able to
get you fixed up again. A little lube placed on the zipper goes a long way to keeping em
working smoothly. smile.gif

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I'm glad you brought that up, Tumbleweed. What kind of lube should one use on zippers on the canvas house? I didn't want to add some the other day in fear of ruining the canvas should some get on it. Vaseline??

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I would tink that a shoe repair shop could also take care of the repair. I was in the suba diving industry for a number of years and we used a zipper lube on the water proof zippers of our dry suits. I would bet dive stores still carry it. It looks like a wax pencial and if I remember right the major component was bees wax.

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I use a silicon spray on my zippers. It dries and leaves a slippery film.
Seems to work fine. I try to avoid products that stay wet or greasy as this may attract dirt.
Good Luck...
P.S some silicon sprays can harm some plastics. Read the lable.

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I also use a silicon lube,but instead of spraying directly on the zipper,I spray it onto a small lintless cloth,then apply it to the zipper.This avoids overspray,and excessive amounts of lube. In most cases, a little bit will go a long way.

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Run the side of a candle (unlit) down the teeth of the zipper. Thw wax will lubricate it and wond attract dirt.

Rob

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