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Help! Invisible zipper is split in my boot
SailorEarth
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Date: 4/7/13 6:06 PM

I'm making a pair of boots that have to be very fitted and have no indication of a closure. They're made of stretch vinyl and close with an invisible zipper. I was putting one on yesterday to measure for the top trim when the zipper split open under the slider. It won't go back down and I can't get at the bottom of the zipper anymore to try to slide it back on. It's split about 6 inches up from the bottom. Any ideas as to how I might fix it?
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Date: 4/7/13 6:33 PM

Try rubbing a bar of soap on the teeth; that should make it go back down.

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Date: 4/8/13 8:46 PM

Thanks very much for your reply! It seems to work with soap or wax until I get to the 6 inch mark then it won't budge. I may have a stitch or two too close to the coils, I'll have to look tomorrow in daylight. I hope I can save it, these things were a challenge to get right lol.
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Date: 4/9/13 12:04 PM

Stitching too close to the zip is usually the cause for it not working properly.

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