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zipper lubricant , beeswax or proprietary product ?

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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 09:33 AM
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hi - appologies for the slightly off topic nature

but as stated - what is the best zipper lubricant / warter proofing aid ?

to put the question in perspective - its for the zip of a diving drysuit

now its over 15 years since i last dived - and then it was beewax or nothing , nowadays there are a whole range of [ mostly silicone based] protucts availiable

why are they better ? beeswax works - but its fiddly to apply , and the new stuff is just one wipe and done - or at least claims to be

so , any one have any opinions / reccomendations ?




posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 11:10 AM
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Man you got me there.
I'm looking for a good zipper lube too.
One that can take the hot air here in the south.
I'v only been using vaseline for now.
It okay but it keeps the zipper working without staining the fabric.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
hi - appologies for the slightly off topic nature

but as stated - what is the best zipper lubricant / warter proofing aid ?

to put the question in perspective - its for the zip of a diving drysuit

now its over 15 years since i last dived - and then it was beewax or nothing , nowadays there are a whole range of [ mostly silicone based] protucts availiable

why are they better ? beeswax works - but its fiddly to apply , and the new stuff is just one wipe and done - or at least claims to be

so , any one have any opinions / reccomendations ?



I have a bottle of stuff I scrounged off a diver and it says its got silicone and PTFE in it, my neighbour who works on the north sea oilrigs says he used something called dry PTFE ?



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:57 PM
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Pencil graphite works as a pretty good zipper lubricant. As easy to apply as colouring-in.

Not sure if it'd work on something that gets wet a lot though.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 02:05 PM
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In your particular application; I would think that sunscreen would work. The oily kind in a tube or bottle, not the spray on stuff.

Or paraffin, candle wax, cheap, waterproof and available.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 11:44 PM
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Originally posted by Northern Raider

Originally posted by ignorant_ape
hi - appologies for the slightly off topic nature

but as stated - what is the best zipper lubricant / warter proofing aid ?

to put the question in perspective - its for the zip of a diving drysuit

now its over 15 years since i last dived - and then it was beewax or nothing , nowadays there are a whole range of [ mostly silicone based] protucts availiable

why are they better ? beeswax works - but its fiddly to apply , and the new stuff is just one wipe and done - or at least claims to be

so , any one have any opinions / reccomendations ?



I have a bottle of stuff I scrounged off a diver and it says its got silicone and PTFE in it, my neighbour who works on the north sea oilrigs says he used something called dry PTFE ?


I got some stuff in Germany, it's orange coloured beeswax. I still have it and use it when I go civils diving.




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