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Post# 390698   4/19/2018 at 07:17 (302 days old) by kirbyduh (Louisville, Kentucky)        

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Every now and then a good deal can be found on EBay, like with the model 63 I just got. You can see in the pictures below that it is quite nice, but the zipper on the bag is frozen. Does anyone have a recommendation on how to “unfreeze” it? I absolutely don’t want to ruin such a nice bag.

Thanks in advance.


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Post# 390701 , Reply# 1   4/19/2018 at 08:45 (302 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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If it can't be unfrozen you can always take it to someone who can do sewing work and have a new zipper put in. I have done this many times.

Post# 390702 , Reply# 2   4/19/2018 at 08:47 (302 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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You can try lightly spraying wd-40 and use 2 needle nose pliers to gently get it to working. 1 to hold the bag and 1 to hold the zipper. If zipper breaks then a seamstress is your only option.

Post# 390711 , Reply# 3   4/19/2018 at 09:24 (302 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        

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Spray the WD 40 on a Qtip and then rub it along the zipper. It will take several times, but 

it should start moving slowly. Just be patient and don't force it.




Post# 390722 , Reply# 4   4/19/2018 at 11:21 (302 days old) by Dana67 (Yakima)        

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If you have already made sure there is no material caught from the inside, and you haven't saturated it with oil, I've heard that pencil lead, which contains graphite, will sometimes work on a metal zipper.

Post# 390747 , Reply# 5   4/19/2018 at 22:10 (301 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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It really depends on whether it's rusted stuck (likely not) or caught on the fabric, or mechanically jammed.

How bout a really good close up pic of the zipper?

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