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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 10:59 PM
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zipper fix

OK, so how does one go about fixin the zipper on a soft doors window. they are old and just finally gave out. I got the splines all mashed and cross threaded and was wondering if theres a kit that i can buy or do i have to get a new door. [img]images/graemlins/censor.gif[/img] someone tell me what i wanna hear!
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-29-2004, 02:17 AM
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Re: zipper fix

Try talking to a marine supply store.....they might have some good ideas for you.
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Re: zipper fix

When the zippers went south on my soft top I got some 30lb test fishing line, and the biggest sewing neddle I could find, and I just sewed it up. The zippers never came undone, but It was a good fix so that my top didn't fly off while I was driving.
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Re: zipper fix

Go to an appolstery shop and have new ones put in if your windows are in good shape. 30 to 50 bucks per side.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 01-29-2004, 11:31 AM
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Re: zipper fix

thats a good idea, yea they are in good shape the zipper is the only problem. id like to be able to poen the window so i guess thats my only option. god knows i cant replace that.thanks
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Re: zipper fix

I got my zippers fixed at a shop that made boat covers.
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Re: zipper fix

When I was in High School, I worked in a small shoe repair shop in Ashwaubenon, WI. You may be surprised to hear this, but they do a lot more than just repair shoes a shoe repair shops. The one I worked at did extensive zipper work. They have heavy duty sewing machines which can handle the heavy canvas. Plus the craftsmanship is quite reliable. Be sure to get a metal zipper when you get it replaced. If you're going to spend the big bucks to get a new zipper put in, might as well put one in that will last.


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post #8 of (permalink) Old 01-29-2004, 02:21 PM
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Re: zipper fix

sweet man, there is one not too far from the dorm. ill give them a call.
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