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I have a duffel of cordura material with a heavy YKK zipper - looks like
an aluminum slider

It is frozen, possibly as a result of salt water.

Is there any solvent that might work without destroying the fabric?

Thanks in advance.

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Dwight wrote:
I have a duffel of cordura material with a heavy YKK zipper - looks like
an aluminum slider

It is frozen, possibly as a result of salt water.

Is there any solvent that might work without destroying the fabric?

Thanks in advance.

Dwight

You might try WD 40
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Dwight wrote:
I have a duffel of cordura material with a heavy YKK zipper - looks like
an aluminum slider

It is frozen, possibly as a result of salt water.

Is there any solvent that might work without destroying the fabric?

Thanks in advance.

Dwight

Try WD 40.
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Dwight wrote:

I have a duffel of cordura material with a heavy YKK zipper - looks
like an aluminum slider

It is frozen, possibly as a result of salt water.

Is there any solvent that might work without destroying the fabric?

Thanks in advance.

Dwight


Try WD 40.

I have tried that, but no luck.

Thanks anyway.

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Dwight wrote:
I have a duffel of cordura material with a heavy YKK zipper - looks like
an aluminum slider

It is frozen, possibly as a result of salt water.

Is there any solvent that might work without destroying the fabric?

Thanks in advance.

Dwight

Hi,
If salt water crystalized, blast of steam or soak in the hot water?


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Try WD 40.

I have tried that, but no luck.


Try PB Blaster instead. It works a *lot* better than WD40. You should be able
to find it at any auto parts store for about five bucks a can.

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Dwight wrote:

I have a duffel of cordura material with a heavy YKK zipper - looks like
an aluminum slider

It is frozen, possibly as a result of salt water.

Is there any solvent that might work without destroying the fabric?

Thanks in advance.

Dwight

It won't destroy the fabric, but it might stain -- a silicon spray
used for lubing
aluminum sliding windows.

Maybe spray a lot into an old tin can, then use a
small artists' brush to apply right on the "slider" and the "track"
parts of the zipper,
working it into the area "under" the "sllder where it grips the "track",
on both
sides of the zipper.

You'll get better control of the application with a small artist's
type paint brush than you will with a spray nozzle.

HTH.
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