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post #1 of Old 04-08-2013 Thread Starter
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Aging zippers

I've started restoring and prepping a 1983 Islander 30 Bahama that has been on the hard for about two or more years (by my estimates). The condition of the zippers in the headliner is either partially open because the previous owner (and I in one case) managed to break off the zipper pull or on the verge of a similar fate. Two-part question:
--Has anyone devised a means for restoring the pull and zipper with some sort of fluid so that the thing won't fall apart?
--Has anyone devised a clever way of closing the ones that are half open because of breakage? Velcro?
I've been following the headliner replacement thread but it's a project I'd rather not tackle--at least this season.
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