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Fixing a zipper?

jpeirpont

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My zipper has gone off track on my pants. This happen recently on a different pair, I repaired it with a knife but the teeth broke with in a few weeks.
Does anyone have any techniques?
 

Shoe-nut

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Once a zipper reaches that point any repair you might embrace will only be a band-aid as no zipper can return from the dead.
 

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It may require undoing the top part of the zipper where it is sewn over and rethreading the pull. On some zippers clamping the open side of the pull down a bit with pliers can help tighten it up. I fixed the giant zipper on my Vanson jacket this way, and have done the same on smaller ones.
 

a tailor

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if all the teeth are intact open the bottom and rethread.
 

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