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    My zipper gave out on the bag for my S2. Scott Smith gave me a couple of suggestions to give it new life. First he said run it through the washing machine on a cold cycle and let it air dry. Take pliers and give the zipper slide a slight crimp on each side (careful…. just a slight crimp or it won’t work). Lastly, apply Sailkote lubricant to the entire zipper.

    Well it worked pretty well and the zipper is zipping. Thanks Scott.

    Albert Sharp
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    Did you have any problem with overspray of the Sailkote onto the cloth?  I would assume even if there was, there would be no adverse affects since the product can also be applied to Boat Sails, but I always hate making assumptions.


    No, I’ve not noticed any problem with over spray from the Sailkote. I was warned that Sailkote smells bad, and it does, but if goes away quickly.

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