swedeheeler

Broken zipper pullers.

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Ah. Well. I have a pair of Giaro high heel boots in my collection. Sadly unused due to broken zipper pullers. Those boots has been forgotten more or less.

Attempt no. 1 to fix em. Bought replace pullers as you just clipping on place, no tools needed just finger power. I bought 4 pullers, only one got in place, the other three separated and became useless. Such crap quality but good idea.

Attempt no 2. Recently placed a order on eBay, will wait for the pullers 'til they come. Then I will update.

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Made an another effort. Realized two things. The whole zipper blows. Stiletto quality blows, more jiggly than i remembered. One was even loose. This pair will go to garbage bin. Yesterday. 

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We're they not worth taking to a repair shop and replacing the zippers?

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Nah. Doing it myself :)

Actually let a shoes maker change zippers on a pair construction worker boots. That costed 'bout $90 for both. On the giaro heel boots there's x10 more zipper length to change. There's actually limits on how much I'll spend on'em.

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I have replaced a couple of zipper pulls and said several bad words in the process.  Once the zipper pull is on the zipper, the real trick is to make sure it is tight enough to hold the zipper in place (front to back) while it is closing yet loose enough to let the pull slide.  This is a fine adjustment I had to make with a pair of pliers to compress the pull and a screwdriver to open it when I went too far.  Another trick is to put some lubricant on the zipper teeth.  I've used paraffin and light oil to let the teeth mesh more easily.

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After a long thinking,the shoes remained. Pullers changed easily without swearing. Heels glued and got stuck on the metal bracket things, still jiggly. How do i get'em more firm?

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5 hours ago, swedeheeler said:

How do i get'em more firm?

Epoxy.

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A non marking silicone lubricant is best for zippers

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I have had this problem on trousers.  its easily fixed using a snap swivel as used by anglers.  this will only work if the hole is still present where the puller mounts

FWM American Snap Swivel.jpg

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Just ordered some "shoe goo" at ebay. Attempt number two to fix jiggly stillettos will take place soon.

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