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[Dec. 26th, 2015|09:10 pm]

Tried to get a replacement zipper shuttle thingy from one of those trimmings stores around 38th street, but they all seemed to have only full zippers like you'd sew onto some garment you were constructing yourself. I just want to replace the zipper on the hoodie I got a while back, to see if it moves more smoothly. The one on there catches like terrible.

[User Picture]From: queen_elvis
2015-12-27 02:32 am (UTC)
I don't know if you could get it off the zipper without ruining the garment. (I have tried this; I have a jacket on which I lost the zipper pull and have been using an old earring to get the zipper up and down.) They're not really made to be taken apart IME. You might be better off getting a tailor to replace the whole thing.
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2015-12-27 02:39 am (UTC)
You might be correct, but many videos on youtube tried to convince me that it was possible with a pair of pliers.

Edited at 2015-12-27 02:39 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: queen_elvis
2015-12-27 03:05 am (UTC)
Hey, you may as well try it. If it doesn't work, THEN you can replace the zipper.
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[User Picture]From: _tove
2015-12-27 03:47 am (UTC)
If it's a metal zipper, it's possible that waxing the teeth with a candle or some beeswax could help. Also, which trim store did you try? Pacific Trim on 38th at 7th can make zippers to any length, which implies they have zipper modification tools. They should at least be able to advise. (They're usually pretty busy, though.)
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