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Kev



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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 11:37 am    Post subject: Lubrication Reply with quote

To lubricate the zips on Stay-on Scope cases,zips on clothing etc .. to ensure free movement .. use a soft graphite pencil (something like a 6b) .. works a treat,is non-messy and one pencil will last for ages .. Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the tip kev but how do you apply it?
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Kev



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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi David,

Yes ... sorry,that was a bit neglectful of me ... Wink

Just rub the graphite tip of the pencil up & down the teeth of the zip a few times .... then operate the zip in the usual way a couple of times,to ensure even distribution of the graphite dust .. and then Robert's your Father's brother .. Laughing

BTW .. this works equally well on Metal,Plastic or Nylon zips ...

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks again kev now i understand Wink
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WildwatchingUK



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks ill keep that in mind, its stuff like that i love to know, it makes me feel like i have beeen nature watching for ever.
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Peter



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite often have to apply this to my girlfirend's zip that sticks - this is no joke...but does (I must admit) sound a bit kinky Embarassed Wink
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Stranger



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can also use a candle, rub the candle on the zip a few times so that some of the wax is transferred, brush off any large bits that have come off the candle and hey presto, a free running zip Very Happy
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