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    Adding zipper sliders?

    Can a pair of additional zipper sliders be added to the pair on a long continuous zipper (for bugnetting)? The zippers are YKK.

    I'd like not to damage the zipper, of course.

    Usual search turns up lots of references to a tweakable $10-12 product. I wondered whether with pliers a stock slider can be prised open a bit, fit on, and then squeezed into proper tune to operate well and without damaging the zipper.

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    Have a look at the bottom of the zipper page at Quest Outfitters. There are some hints with pics that might be helpful.


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    I was just reading the Quest zipper page...
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    Coil sippers can be if the slider is compatible. Tooth zippers generally can not be permanently modded in that way without cutting off some of the zipper hardware ends. In either case the slider must be an exact match for the zipper tape or the repair will be dicey at best.
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