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Lubricating a Zipper with Candle Wax

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Sometimes a stuck or hard to close zipper can be fixed by rubbing it with candle wax. This is a guide about lubricating a zipper with candle wax.
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October 25, 2011

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.

By gerique from Cleveland, Ohio

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February 9, 2017

I've always had a problem with zippers, from my bag to my zipper pants. The chain or teeth of the zipper is one my problems almost all the time. When I slide through the chain, it won't run smoothly. It stops and I keep pushing it. This cost me a lot of time. One tip is using a candle. Before sliding to the chain (teeth), I rub the the candle on both sides. Do it at least 3 times before you zip it. It really works! It will slide really smoothly.

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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.

By joann from Pawpaw, WV

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