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Matthew Balch

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Zippers
« on: April 22, 2019, 07:47:47 PM »
I thought I would share this tip I learned from some other sailors.  When your zippers on the dodger, cushions, screens, etc., start to get stuck and unruly, you can apply Chapstick to them on both sides, and they will run smoothly again.  Of course you could purchase more expensive sprays and treatments from your local chandlerly, but this works well is usually available on all boats for other uses, and it's very cheap.  Should last a year or so in the sun.

Mike Zofchak

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Re: Zippers
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 09:06:31 AM »
GREAT tip Mathew, Should I tell my wife I used hers or just keep quiet???
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Matthew Balch

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Re: Zippers
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019, 08:27:13 PM »
Don't use her expensive lipstick, she'll never forgive you!  Just regular lip balm or Chapstick from the local drug store.  Buy a 3 pack and you will have plenty. Happy cruising!