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#880872 - 11th Jun 2014 11:34pm Bees wax
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Anyone know where I can get a stick of beeswax please ? Need to lube a camping zip.

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#880874 - 11th Jun 2014 11:55pm Re: Bees wax [Re: venice]
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#880875 - 11th Jun 2014 11:57pm Re: Bees wax [Re: venice]
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We used to use a candle.
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#880885 - 12th Jun 2014 7:59am Re: Bees wax [Re: venice]
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Spray some Mr Sheen or similar silicone based furniture polish onto a piece of cloth. Apply that to the two halves of the zip. Whizz the zip up and down a couple of times. Job done! I've used this on tent, rucksac, Barbour Jacket zips etc. for years.

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#880898 - 12th Jun 2014 8:48am Re: Bees wax [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Pinzgauer
Spray some Mr Sheen or similar silicone based furniture polish onto a piece of cloth. Apply that to the two halves of the zip. Whizz the zip up and down a couple of times. Job done! I've used this on tent, rucksac, Barbour Jacket zips etc. for years.

Also excellent on curtain rails smile

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#880907 - 12th Jun 2014 9:46am Re: Bees wax [Re: Dilly]
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Originally Posted By: Dilly
Originally Posted By: Pinzgauer
Spray some Mr Sheen or similar silicone based furniture polish onto a piece of cloth. Apply that to the two halves of the zip. Whizz the zip up and down a couple of times. Job done! I've used this on tent, rucksac, Barbour Jacket zips etc. for years.

Also excellent on curtain rails smile


Indeed. ...and the bottom of the vacuum cleaner. It just glides along !

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#880928 - 12th Jun 2014 11:36am Re: Bees wax [Re: venice]
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Thanks folks. Actually I tried Pledge silicon polish which I presumed was a Mr Sheen type, and it didnt work on this particular sticky zip . I need a fix by tomorrow otherwise I would have used Ebay , Ive sold the tent and the guy is supposed to be picking it up this weekend.
Ive heard of using candle wax thanks and Ive got one somewhere. Will ring Claremont Farm Bebington to see if theyve got any Beeswax - a friend suggested they might , and if they havent , the candle it is!!

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#880943 - 12th Jun 2014 2:23pm Re: Bees wax [Re: venice]
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Beeswax won't be any better than a candle.
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#880944 - 12th Jun 2014 2:32pm Re: Bees wax [Re: venice]
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Venice use a block of soap mate, run it along the zip a few times and all should be good.

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#880945 - 12th Jun 2014 2:33pm Re: Bees wax [Re: chriskay]
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May as well try and release it with WD40, then maintenance with candle, beeswax etc.
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#880950 - 12th Jun 2014 2:53pm Re: Bees wax [Re: venice]
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Originally Posted By: venice
Need to lube a camping zip.

I really must admit when I first saw this I thought Venice was talking about me.... must of been thinking about the other thread with the Sudocrem


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#880960 - 12th Jun 2014 3:53pm Re: Bees wax [Re: ZipperClub]
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Originally Posted By: ZipperClub
Originally Posted By: venice
Need to lube a camping zip.

I really must admit when I first saw this I thought Venice was talking about me.... must of been thinking about the other thread with the Sudocrem



Well if the cap fits Zippy .....laffin

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#880963 - 12th Jun 2014 3:56pm Re: Bees wax [Re: venice]
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Dont mind the cap fitting.. its the rest lol
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#880964 - 12th Jun 2014 3:59pm Re: Bees wax [Re: venice]
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Thanks Chris, Bert and Kev. Ill throw the works at it I think. I just have this vision that if I dont get it smoothly running before selling, the buyer might forget hes buying a very old item, and start wrenching the zip up and down before lubricating it , and then blame me that it broke. (I did warn him it was sticky and needed attention mind) .
Hubby has just found a little bit of crossbow wax too, so Ill use different things on sections of the zips and see what works best .
Thanks everyone for your help.

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#881050 - 12th Jun 2014 7:22pm Re: Bees wax [Re: venice]
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When i worked at YKK (zip manufacturer) we used silicone spray on the nylon zips, which are mostly used on tents.

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