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    Posted: 08 Mar 17 at 8:21am
New season and I find that the zipper on my sailng bag has corroded shut. 

Anyone got any suggestions as to how best to free it. 

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Soak the zip slider and nearby teeth in boiling water, spray with lube, repeat hot water rinse, then try to move it with pliers.
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Coke (Registered trade mark) very good at this.
Shudder to think what it does to upper intestinal tract.
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Coca Cola includes phosphoric acid, which is also used as a rust remover. Any other rust remover should do as well. Of course that presupposes its a steel zip, not aluminium or plastic.

Your stomach contains hydrochloric acid which is rather more potent than phosphoric, so the effect of the phosphoric acid on your stomach and intestine linings is probably not one of the greater health risks from the stuff.
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Logic from the above posts suggests that throwing up on your zip should be more effective give than coke. I'll leave that for you to try.

I was going to suggest vinegar.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Mar 17 at 10:47pm
almost got the ingredients for a teens picnic, just need chips and crisps, oh and don't forget cider LOL
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Lemon juice or Cillit bang for aluminium oxide,
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Thanks - am about to attack the zips this evening.  Its a black bag so coke looks like a possible option.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Mar 17 at 2:36pm
I have had the same problem on various bags and I have soaked it in MucOff, rinsed and used WD to loosen it.

Even clips on my sea kayak seats were brought back to life thanks to MucOff! 
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