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Old 01-20-2012, 08:04 PM
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I know this isn't life saving advice, but c'mon cut me a break, I've never been in a do or die situation. This however, could be very useful to someone.

I HATE ZIPPERS THAT DON'T STAY UP!

This is my remedy for bum zippers. All you need is a basic key ring.
Attach key ring to zipper pull tab, zip zipper, place button through key ring, and button pants as normal. I will Post pics as soon as this newbie status is removed from my membership and I am allowed to do so....
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You can also squeeze the edge of the zipper channel with your plyers to tighten the zipper.
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...Attach key ring to zipper pull tab, zip zipper, place button through key ring, and button pants as normal...
Bloody simple. Great idea.
Old 01-21-2012, 11:46 AM
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My uncle does the keyring thing but for a different reason. His hands are so crippled up from arthritis its easier to grasp than the zipper tab.
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does this guy have a brain ....
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Safety pins......a thought
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I know this isn't life saving advice, but c'mon cut me a break, I've never been in a do or die situation. This however, could be very useful to someone.

I HATE ZIPPERS THAT DON'T STAY UP!

This is my remedy for bum zippers. All you need is a basic key ring.
Attach key ring to zipper pull tab, zip zipper, place button through key ring, and button pants as normal. I will Post pics as soon as this newbie status is removed from my membership and I am allowed to do so....
Go through an area thick with briars and you may then say it is indeed a life saving proposition
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I fixed one of my zippers my attaching a small cord to the zipper and slinging it around the button. I left a little extra cord (button side) with a knot so it is easier to grab and undo. Worked amazing for these pants I had that were, up to that point.. an eternal frustration!
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LOL you guys that think it is a stupid idea have obviously not spent much time crawling around in briars and ****. I used to do this when i was working our bad fence rows and again when i was working in tight crwl spaces....
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This is great! Thanks! I've been having issues with my hoodie. ( my fav.) Even my girlfriend gave up on it.
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Safety pins......a thought
are sharp and not nice to have near that area, keyring > safety pin
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wow!!! good idea but so much zipper hate.
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wow!!! good idea but so much zipper hate.
The "Zippers Anonymous" group meets Thursday evenings and the fabric store. Bring your own name tags...
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I know this isn't life saving advice, but c'mon cut me a break, I've never been in a do or die situation. This however, could be very useful to someone.

I HATE ZIPPERS THAT DON'T STAY UP!

This is my remedy for bum zippers. All you need is a basic key ring.
Attach key ring to zipper pull tab, zip zipper, place button through key ring, and button pants as normal. I will Post pics as soon as this newbie status is removed from my membership and I am allowed to do so....
Okay its a good idea... but I have this mental picture of a rabbit's foot dangling in front of the trouser zipper...
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I know this isn't life saving advice, but c'mon cut me a break, I've never been in a do or die situation. This however, could be very useful to someone.

I HATE ZIPPERS THAT DON'T STAY UP!

This is my remedy for bum zippers. All you need is a basic key ring.
Attach key ring to zipper pull tab, zip zipper, place button through key ring, and button pants as normal. I will Post pics as soon as this newbie status is removed from my membership and I am allowed to do so....
Is there really a newbie status that prevents uploads? I was gong to contact someone regarding that problem.
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Well the rules states "Certain features are disabled until the new user makes 3 posts in the forum". And I have yet to make 3 posts so I can't post attachments. That's what I meant by newbie status.
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