Zipper pull repair or replacement

Discussion in 'Care / Preservation' started by ang_kangkong, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. ang_kangkong

    ang_kangkong New Member

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    I have a McCoy’s M422A that has the bar on the pull tab broken. I can pinch the ends and sort of use it, but it will come loose if I pull too hard. I would like to get it fixed somehow. I thought maybe just get a replacement Talon zipper and pop it in, or would it be better to send it to a place?

    Any input would be welcome, thanks!
     
  2. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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  4. Spitfireace

    Spitfireace Member

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    Just replacing the puller can get problematic. If you get a modern repro puller then maybe it does fit the zipper properly or maybe it doesn't, I bought an original Talon puller to put on a repro zip and it failed also in a year after the repro Talon had failed in a year. I ended up replacing my whole zipper with a NOS from MASH Japan. It's seventy dollars CDN shipped, from Japan, and then it cost me $150 to get sowed in. In the end though for me, it was the only solution even though the zip itself was fine.
     
  5. Spitfireace

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    I should also mention that the old adage "they don't make 'em like they used to" applies to zippers for sure. Nothing beats the original.
     

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