Opening a Stuck Zipper

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

By Nancy from Longview, TX

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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