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Zipper Repair: 3 Steps to Fixing a Separated Zipper June 1, 2017

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Zipper Repair: 3 Steps to Fixing a Separated Zipper, Brighton, New York

A separated zipper is an annoyance, especially for a favorite garment. But there’s no need to get rid of those well-fitting jeans or cherished boots. Sofia Shoe Repair Service in Rochester, NY, outlines three simple steps you can try at home to attempt zipper repair.

Work the Zipper Down 

A zipper separates due to a kink in one of the teeth. First, you’ll have to work the zipper down past that point. Resist the urge to force the zipper, which could bend or damage the teeth beyond repair. Instead, gently wiggle back and forth until you ease the zipper down.

zipper repairStraighten the Teeth 

Proper zipper repair depends on straightening bent teeth. Use a pair of needle-nose pliers to carefully and slowly bend the teeth back into place. Once finished, carefully clean the zipper and snip any loose threads that could interrupt its path.

Wax & Zip Up

Using a rag or Q-tip®, apply a bit of paste wax and work evenly into the zipper teeth and grooves. Try moving the zipper delicately back and forth, making sure all the teeth catch. If you encounter resistance, employ a little more wax and retry until the zipper glides up and down effortlessly.

Sometimes nothing will salvage a separated zipper. If this is the case, don’t despair! Sofia Shoe Repair Services will fix you up with a fresh zipper and give your garment new life. The team has over 70 years of experience performing zipper repair on a variety of items, including shoes, leather jackets, pants, luggage, and leather purses. Call today at (585) 244-5907 to inquire about their services, and check out their money-saving coupons online.

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