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Repairing broken teeth on a zipper | Futura Super Tourer

It is possible to repair a zipper using super glue to replace missing or broken zipper teeth. Here’s a step-by-step method to do so:

Futura Super Tourer Trailer Zipper

Materials Needed:

- Super glue

- Replacement zipper teeth (you will need to purchase a short length of zip, or can salvage these from an old zipper)

- Tweezers

- Scissors (if needed)

- Needle and thread (optional for reinforcing)

Steps:


1. Assess the Damage:

- Check how many teeth are missing or broken and determine the size of the replacement teeth needed.


2. Prepare the Replacement Teeth:

- Carefully cut out the required number of teeth from the donor zip. Make sure they are the same size and shape as the original ones.


3. Clean the Area:

- Clean the area around the missing teeth on the zipper to ensure the super glue will adhere properly. You can use a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab to do this.


4. Apply the Super Glue:

- Place a small drop of super glue on the spot where the new tooth will be attached. Be cautious not to use too much glue, as it can seep out and cause the zipper to stick.


5. Attach the New Teeth:

- Using tweezers, carefully place the replacement tooth onto the spot with the super glue. Hold it in place for a few seconds to ensure it adheres properly.


6. Allow to Dry:

- Let the glue dry completely before attempting to use the zipper. This might take a few minutes to an hour, depending on the type of super glue used.


7. Test the Zipper:

- Gently test the zipper to ensure the new teeth are holding and the zipper slides smoothly. If there is any resistance, you might need to adjust the position of the teeth slightly.


8. Reinforce (Optional):

- For added durability, you can sew around the base of the new teeth with a needle and thread. This step is optional but can provide extra strength to the repair.


Tips:

- Work in a well-ventilated area when using super glue.

- Be patient and precise to avoid gluing the zipper shut.

- If the repair doesn't hold, consider replacing the entire zipper for a more permanent solution.


This method can be a quick fix for minor zipper issues, but for extensive damage or critical items, it might be better to replace the zipper entirely.


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