Check your wardrobe...What do yousee? Chances are, your favourite bag, your incredibly chic biker jacket andyour super comfy denims, will hog the limelight amid other clothes andaccessories. Now, what do all these have in common? Apart from making you lookperfect, your bag, jacket and denims have another common factor - they all haveZippers!
Though, zipper does notnecessarily catch your attention, but once it is damaged, it definitely setsthe alarm bells ringing. Zipper problems can spoil your favourite piece ofclothing or accessory. While one of the ways is to replace the oldnon-functional zipper, resolving zipper problems at home is as easy as ABC!Here are some ways to fix zipper:
A stuck zipper refuses to movefrom its place, but there is no way this cannot be sorted out easily. Agraphite pencil will do the trick. Rub the graphite pencil tip on the zipper'steeth. Pull the zipper up and down again and it should be good to go. Graphitepencil can also help when the zipper opens after it is zipped up by lubricatingthe teeth. A lubricant like a lip balm, olive oil or soap bar can also helpunstuck the zipper especially when it is entangled in the fabric. Apply any ofthese lubricants on the zipper's teeth with the help of a q-tip. When applyinga lip balm, do not forget to check its colour. A nude colour lip balm will helpunstuck the zipper without staining clothes.
2. Itslides open
If the zipper refuses to stay up,it can lead to some awkward situation. A simple solution to this problem is toattach a key ring to the zipper pull. After this step, hook the ring on thedenim button. A rubber band can also serve the purpose. As compared to the keyring, a rubber band will provide flexibility.
When the zipper pull breaks,sliding the zip becomes difficult. It is a cumbersome task to zip the zipper upwhen the pull breaks off. Fixing a broken zipper pull is an easy trick. Apaperclip can be used as zipper pull. In this case, key ring and a telephonewire connector can also work. Simply slide any of these items to the slider andnew zipper pull is ready.
If there is a thread or piece of acloth stuck in the zipper it will interfere with the proper closure of teeth.Check for threads or fabric stuck in the zipper, if you do not find any, thencheck individual teeth. If teeth of zipper are stuck out then simply straightenout with pliers. If the zipper continues to concern you, take a look at theslider. With regular use, slider loosens a bit. Use pliers to tighten theslider and align it properly.