Opening a Stuck Zipper

What are some good ways to get a zipper unstuck? Thanks!

By Nancy from Longview, TX

Ad
To celebrate the new year we are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in January! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

July 19, 20100 found this helpful

WD40! Haha, it works on everything, if you're worried it might stain clothes just spray some cooking spray onto the zipper. It should come loose after a few tugs. Good luck!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
July 19, 20100 found this helpful

If fabric is stuck in the zipper, you can gradually work it loose. It takes time, but what you do is tug the zipper a little, try to remove a little of the fabric, and keep repeating until it is all loose.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
July 20, 20100 found this helpful

Try running a lead pencil up and down the the zip, don't know how it works but it usually does.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
July 20, 20100 found this helpful

I've used a candle(wax)or a bar of soap. Use either on both sides of the zipper. Good luck.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
July 24, 20100 found this helpful

If you are out some place and your zipper gets stuck, rub a tiny bit of lip balm on the teeth of the zipper (open and closed) above and below the zipper glide. Gently rub the balm into the teeth with your fingers. Then gently tug and wiggle the zipper pull up and down toward this greased area. Unlike other solutions, the lip balm should not stain your clothes and can be done easily at home or on the road.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
To celebrate the new year we are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in January! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content(article continues below)
In This Article
A blue zipper that is half way unzipped.
Fixing a Stuck Zipper
Categories
Home and Garden Repair ClothingJuly 19, 2010
Guides
zipper flower
Making a Zipper Flower Pin
zipper
Repairing a Zipper That Separates
Opening a Stuck Drawer
Opening a Stuck Drawer
Toilet Brush Head
Toilet Brush Head Stuck in Toilet
More
🍀
St. Patrick's Ideas!
💘
Valentine's Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on January 22, 2017 at 7:22:08 AM on 10.0.0.234 in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!