The same durable Teflon-suspension lube applied to the highly water-resistant main zippers in new Roadcrafters before they are shipped. Makes a tremendous difference in how well these zippers work in day-in-day-out use. This single-use packet contains just the right amount for treating the long zipper and the right leg zipper on a Roadcrafter once, and the zip-ease improvement will be noticeable for months. Chemically, its about the same as Teflon Multi-Use (#4966). .53 fl oz.
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Customer Reviews (5)
- Aerostich Customer ServiceReview by customerservice
- In January of 2014 new shipping rates were set up and now shipping rates are much lower for all small items like this one. For a larger size package of similar lubricant, try this: http://www.aerostich.com/teflon-multi-use-lubricant.html It's great on all water resistant zippers because it's formula is similar to the Aerostich zipper lubricant. (Posted on 1/31/14)
- single use zipper lubeReview by John
- A tube like this came with my new RC 1 piece suit.. This stuff works really well but is amazinglly sloppy.. Picture a foil envelopefilled with water.. you tear open the top an then tip it onto your new suit and the stuff goes everywhere.. Be sure you have the suit layed out when you start or you'll waste most of it.. I wouldlike to knw an equal sprayable substitute.. That would get rid of the mess..and alsoordering here will get you some., but you will pay as much for shipping as you pay for the lube.. That's ridiculopus... It does last a year.. but I have had mine for a year so time for more..and looking for something that will do as good a job that is cleaner to apply, I can use more than once and is cheaper to obtain (those darned shipping charges again !) (Posted on 1/1/14)
- Aerostich Customer ServiceReview by customerservice
- The small package size is designed for single-use applications. In typical use this is a once-a-year applications. -Customer Service. (Posted on 9/17/13)
- Zipper lubricant Review by Dan
Scant quantity. Worked well w new jacket zipper. How long will it last, who knows.
Silicon lubricant probably works well too. (Posted on 8/30/13)
- Aerostich Zipper Lubricant #319Review by Dave
- This stuff works great! Instead of cussing the Roadcrafter one piece Light suit and considering selling it on eBay to an unsuspecting victim because the zippers were always sticking half way, I will keep the suit. The question is - why did I have to buy this lube separately for a $747.00 suite???? (Posted on 4/19/13)
Better Zipping Through Chemistry
- Step 1: Hang up or lay out Roadcrafter on floor (or large table) and close both zippers.
- Step 2: Open foil pack, following diagram to cut it correctly.
- Step 3: Pinch opening closed and shake package vigorously to suspend teflon nano-particles.
- Step 4: Apply from top of zipper down, holding open the covering fabric.
- Step 5: Allow the fast-evaporating carrier to dry…takes only a few moments.
- Step 6: Enjoy greatly improved faster & easier zipping!
- Note A) In a few places this lubricant may leave a very slight whitish residue.
- Note B) In normal daily-riding use the lubricant lasts many months, and does not noticeably wash away in rain. The nano-teflon particles somehow become embedded in the waterproof coating on the zipper's tape. Please give us a call if you have questions 218-722-1927.
Modern zippers are precisely engineered micro-machines which usually work trouble free for year and years. When problems occur they are almost always caused by mis-uses like over-forcing a jammed slider, though sometimes dirt contamination, direct impacts or long wear also cause failures.
If you ride a lot it's a good idea to always carry an emergency replacement slider like this: FixnZip -- especially on day long rides and multi-day trips. Leave one of these at the bottom of any pocket and it will always be there when you (...or a riding buddy) need it.
Aerostich garments contain two different zipper types: Nylon molded-teeth with locking sliders for the main openings, pant-to-jacket connectors, and wrist gussets -- and a nylon coil style with non-locking sliders for vents and pockets. Both divide further into water-resistant and traditional styles. Most Aerostich zippers now are the water-resistant type.
These highly water-resistant zippers feature miniature gasketing systems, ultra-closely dimensioned internal tolerances, and vinyl covered knit nylon 'tapes' on either side of the zipper's teeth or coils. These specialized zippers come pre-lubricated and this lubricant should be renewed at least annually. We like this stuff: Teflon Multi-Use Lubricant because it lasts a long time, doesn't leave greasy residue, and doesn't collect dirt. Single-use lubricant packages are included with all new Aerostich garments, and are available separately here: Aerostich Single-use Zipper Lubricant
If fabric jams the slider, don't pull harder without examining the area first. Sometimes it's best to try and pull the fabric outward from the jam and other times it's better to carefully force the slider backward down the zipper.
If a zipper jams at the same place more than once, try creasing the adjacent fabric to help it ‘remember’ to stay away from the zipper’s sider better. And practice using one finger to help guide the fabric away, or pull the slider past this area with a slight upward or outward vector so the adjacent fabric is flattened away from the slider.
Aerostich toothed-zipper sliders all lock in place whenever the slider's handle is lying flat. Pulling the handle upward releases a spring-tensioned internal locking pin, allowing slider movement. If a zipper slider moves when it's not supposed to the slider’s handle is being pulled slightly upward, usually by pressure from adjacent fabric
If you have questions about zipper use, zipper repairs or anything else zipper-related, please give us a call. And if you need a replacement zipper or slider to fix any Aerostich garment, let us know and we will send at no charge.