While shopping for any bag, it’s good to see the quality, size, pocket organization, material, and other tiny details. In this regard, zippers have a key consideration. As, it ensures the security of one’s luggage, worthy stuff, and personal belongings. Thus, it’s important to know how to fix the zipper on the bag if it’s broken or just stuck or faced with any other problem.
Different Types of Zipper Problems and the Fixes
Next, before you discard the bags, let’s get a look at the possible ways to fix the broken or stuck zippers of the bags.
Removing the Old Zipper Slider
You can fix it by removing the old zipper slider from the zipper. For this, you have to bring the slider to the top of the zipper. You can also use the stitching cutter if needed to get rid of the fabric stitching.
Lubricate the Zipper Teeth
If you are facing a tough time in closing the zipper of bags, it may be because of strained teeth. To fix this you can simply lubricate the teeth by using candle wax or petroleum jelly. However, make sure the lubricant doesn’t block up the teeth.
Fixing a Molded-Tooth Zipper
In molded-tooth zippers, they have strong molded teeth that are merged on the tape of the zipper. To solve this problem, you have to cut the top section accurately, as long as the teeth are enumerated.
Fixing the Broken Zipper Pull
If you need to fix a broken zipper pull then grasp the key ring or a clip. After this, slide it by the tab on the slider then you have a tentative Zipper pull. Another solution to fix broken Zipper pull is SURGU moldable glue. It’s basically a silicone rubber that is flexible and also used for the amendment of many other products.
Fixing a Stuck Zipper
There are two easy ways to fix a stuck zipper:
- With Liquid Detergent
If you need to fix a stuck zipper, put a liquid detergent like a lubricant. Just put a small amount of detergent and water in a dish. Mix it well until it’s completely dissolved. After this apply the mixture to the teeth with the help of a cotton ball. Repeat the process until the zipper moves freely.
- With a Lead Pencil
Another way to fix the stuck zipper is with an ordinary pencil. Just grasp a graphite pencil and rub it down on the teeth’ top. Now, check the zipper to see if it’s moving. If it’s not then
bring the zipper back to its original place and again rub the pencil on the teeth, until the zipper moves down freely.
How Quality of the Zipper Matters?
Quality of Zipper plays a vital role in securing the goodwill of brands and also causes an increase in the rate of purchasing ratio. The type of metal used in the manufacturing of zipper should be something like brass, which is strong and also hold out against rust over time. This ensures that the zipper lasts for years of opening & closing.