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Lubricating a Zipper with Candle Wax

October 25, 2011

A candle being used to lubricate the zipper of a purse.You can fix a stuck zipper by running a candle up and down on the teeth of the zipper. You should then be able to slide it the back and forth easier.

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By gerique from Cleveland, Ohio

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October 24, 2011

To unstick zippers, I have always used a bar of soap or crayon. If that does not work, use a wax like a candle.

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February 9, 2017

The teeth of the zipper is one my problems almost all the time. When I slide through the chain, it won't run smoothly. Before sliding to the chain (teeth), I rub the the candle on both sides. Do it at least 3 times before you zip it.

A candle being used to lubricate the zipper of a purse.

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