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    Board bag zippers stuck

    Been in puerto rico five months zippers stuck on board bag wd 40 didnt loosen them. Think airline will allow duct taping bag? Or any other ideas to get them unstuck?

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    I have had that problem. Usually due to when the get wet with the salt water over a period of time and get slightly rusty. I took a small thin screwdriver and put it into the opening of one of the tabs that you use to zip/unzip the bag. I pulled it open just an inch or two.l I then grabbed each side of the open zipper and just pulled outward with my hands. Not sure if will work for you but cannot hurt to try.
    Last edited by JoeDev; Apr 23, 2013 at 05:53 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbb09 View Post
    Been in puerto rico five months zippers stuck on board bag wd 40 didnt loosen them. Think airline will allow duct taping bag? Or any other ideas to get them unstuck?
    Guess you're not going anywhere and going to have to stick around for the upcoming swell, darn. HAHA

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    I wish! Flat broke! Maybe shredmachine can send some cash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbb09 View Post
    I wish! Flat broke! Maybe shredmachine can send some cash?
    I was just informed that he's got a helicopter on the way to send you relief funds, look for this guy...NJShredmachine.jpg

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    Instead of pulling on the slider/pull tab, try pushing the teeth back into the slider. Grip the teeth as close as you can to the slider and wiggle them back and forth, one side at a time while holding the slider still. If there's corrosion maybe hot water or vinegar would work.

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    Vinegar good idea, will try wiggle too,,,,, dawnpatrol saw helicopter out while snorkeling, but the cheapskate slid buy....

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    Thanks guys wiggle worked with plyers, was sweating getting my boards home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbb09 View Post
    dawnpatrol saw helicopter out while snorkeling, but the cheapskate slid buy....
    That dirty SOB, In that case, maybe try soaking the rusted area in some CLR or something?

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    Got it unstuck, we will be at pkg lots in morning if you are here dp