Calcified wetsuit chest zipper

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  1. patgeds22

    patgeds22 Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2012
    This thing is stuck, anybody got any advice for some kind of solution I could soak it in or something? Thanks
  2. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2013
    My Grandma showed us a trick when I was a child (I guess you might say when the World was young? Ugh.).

    If you rub a bar of soap along both sides of the zipper it can lubricate/loosen the zipper. I have never tried it on surf gear but it has worked for me before.

    Good luck, I hate it but wet suite weather is upon us.

  3. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014

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    Nov 16, 2016
  5. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    When I got my rip curl 3/2 out of the garage for the first time last month, the chest zip was locked up hard. WD 40 sprayed on for about an hour, and it loosened up and moved.
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  6. grainofsand

    grainofsand Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2014
    not soap, candlewax, but wd40 works too
  7. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    If it's really crusted solid, try vinegar. Just soak a paper towel in it, and let it sit on the zipper for several minutes. It should work free. Just try not to get any on your suite.
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  8. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
  9. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Did you get it?
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  10. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
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  11. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
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  12. DonQ

    DonQ Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
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    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
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  14. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
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