Help! stuck zipper (my fault)

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Steve
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Help! stuck zipper (my fault)

Post by Steve » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:42 am

Hi all,

I have the AF convertible, bought in 2010 and love it.

Last year the last time I used it I had to rush back as my dad-in-law was taken to hospital and that episode took over our lives for a few months until he passed in January. Long story short, the kayak remained in the garage unrinsed until last weekend, and the zips are stuck firm. I've tried using lubricant, both WD40 and silicone spray with no luck. Any ideas how to free them up? There is no apparent build up of salt/oxidisation on them.

Willing to try anything.

Thanks
Steve

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