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How to salvage your Dianese?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Dog Welder, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. Dog Welder

    Dog Welder Turbo Monkey

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    Finally got around to washing my armor and it was hard as hell to unzip the back protector. When I tried to put it all back together the zipper refuses to zip. I think my sweat corroded the zipper...is there anything I can soak it in to restore it? Anyone else run into this problem and has a fix?
     

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  2. wysiwyg

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    rub a pencil up and down the zipper dude.

    lots of graphite will make it smooth again.
     
  3. dhkid

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    i have the same problem, just make sure the zipper is fully in at that joint thingy, then use some force to get it going, the rest shouldn't be a problem.
    one more thing you should looking out in a dainese is the outer and inner layers seperationg from the foam, the glue isn't that strong, now all those little pores dont line up.:nuts:
     
  4. sunny

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    I use Tri-flow. It seems to work just fine.
     
  5. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    Clean it more often
     
  6. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    The zippers on teh backplate suck. Mine got stuck right when i first bought it. Just use some triflow on the zippers to help, or do what i did. Don't use the backplate :p
     
  7. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Try using some wax on the zipper.
     
  8. Repack

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    Me too. Or whatever chain lube is available. Its also pretty cheap to have new zippers sewn on if they get that bad.
     
  9. DS Dom

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    I had a similar problem but after a while my zipper actually broke off. I took my suit to a drycleaner/tailer and they put new heavy duty zippers on for a grand total of $15 for the 2 zippers for the back and the 2 chest zippers. The new zippers are smooth and ive never had a problem with any corrosion since