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How to get zips to close again - fixing distorted sliders

Do you have a zip that isn't closing behind the slider anymore? Sliders can become damaged or distorted over time, or through hard use. This video explains a simple process to get your zip slider working, and your zip closing.

Tools Required:
  • Vice
  • Rats Tail File
  • Small block of wood 2x1.5x1cm
  • Hammer