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Portable Zipper Freezing


WallyGader

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Anyone use anything special or have any good ideas for keeping the zipper on your prtable from freezing up?

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Always keep the zippers up in the heat. I do this, and with the heater on, I have never had an issue.

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Seem to remember people using either a vegtable spray (Pam) or a silicone spray. To be honest I have not tried either.

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Use it often, and don't throw ice shavings out the door where water will drip on the zipper.

I've had the best luck just using the zipper frequently. It keeps knocking the ice and frost off before it builds up thick enough to actually freeze.

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Keeping the zippers at the top has always worked for me, but I imagine a little lock deicer would work great.

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I haven't had this problem yet, but I think a spray can of windshield de-icer would work well for this.

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Try rubbing a wax candle or some bowstring wax up and down the zipper teeth. I bet the silicone spray would work if it isn't too messy.

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Northlander gave out this tip and it worked for me and that was to use Chapstick on the zipper teeth. When it is zipped up run the Chapstick up and down the teeth and then zip up and down to work it in.

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