How Do You Repair Zippers On Knapsacks?

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How Do You Repair Zippers On Knapsacks?

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Zippers on knapsacks can get stuck or broken for many different reasons. A zipper may get caught in clothes or a fabric, or it could get mangled by heavy gear. A zipper may also jam if it gets too much dirt or debris on it or if it is handled carelessly. A zipper is often made out of metal and can be easily bent and tattered. Fixing your own knapsack zipper can save you money and improve your repair skills. Clean the zipper. If it is dirt or debris clogging the zipper it may work after cleaning it with soap and water. Try to slide the zipper back and forth on its tracks. Do not force the zipper too much or it may jam more. You may need to hold back excess fabric from the knapsack to do this. Flatten the zipper coils with a safety pin. Since zippers are often made of metal, they can bend out of shape causing the zipper to be off track. Carefully push down on the bent zipper coils with a safety pin to push them back into place. Fit the zipper coils together in the correct place with need

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