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 Active 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

    Spitfireace Active Member

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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.
     
  6. Art

    Art Active Member

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    Anyone got a seal brown leather zip pull my A2 arrived without one and I'd like to replace nice one Art
     
  7. Skip

    Skip Well-Known Member

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    You can pretty much find them on eBay Art, or better still find a leather shop in your area and I'm sure the cut cut one to size

    I found going to a village fair sometimes you will find a leather worker who will more often than not cut one from off cuts for the cost of a cold one
     
  8. Art

    Art Active Member

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    Thanks for that I had a little browse on eBay before I posted but couldn’t see what I need, I feel a little silly asking as it petty but I like things complete nice one Art
     
  9. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Hi Art, I have scrap Seal Goatskin leather off a 1960's Ralph Edwards G-1. I can send you a piece if you want. They are easy to make with a razor and straight edge.
    Let me know if you want some.

    All The Best,
    Jay
     
  10. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Ditto but probably not worth the shipping. Hopefully you can find it locally.
    Dave
     
  11. Art

    Art Active Member

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    Appreciated eastman gonna send me it along with 2 epaulettes go my B3 £5 offer I can't refuse nice one Art
     
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  12. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Great! Sounds like you're all set.
     

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