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Do you know that sudden feeling of panic when you pull your luxurious, warm winter jacket out of your closet, put it on, and pull up the zipper, only to find out that it gets stuck halfway? What would you feel if the teeth start to separate at the bottom? Or if the zipper pull comes off?

What will happen if the zipper teeth are bent and it is already impossible to zip or unzip it, leaving you with no choice but to struggle your way out of your jacket? The truth is that in contrast to what most people seem to think, it is not difficult to replace the zipper on your favorite winter jacket.

At Zipper Shipper, you can find different types of high-quality zippers that you can use as replacement zippers. But before you go shopping for the zippers you need, there are a few basic things you need to know first.

What are the Different Types of Zippers?

All jackets and coats feature a zipper, and many of them also use a heavy one that has either metal or plastic teeth.

If you like to be as precise as possible, zippers today are also sized based on how large their teeth are, which is measured in millimeters. To know the exact number, you need to close the zipper first then measure across the two rows of teeth. The heavier coats frequently use an 8- or 10-millimeter zipper, or often simply called a No. 8 or a No. 10 respectively.

Some jackets have two-way zippers featuring dual pulls that let you unzip in both directions. However, they still separate but only on one end.

Zipper Shipper, of course, offers a wide range of changes for each type. While there are many other zipper suppliers out there, Zipper Shipper is the leading name you can count on.

Zipper Pulls and Zipper Pull Tabs

For starters, if the zipper is still functioning just well and the only missing part is the pull tab, you can find various kinds of replacements on Zipper Shipper. It is quite easy to replace zipper pull tabs and all you need is a pair of needle-nose pliers that you can use for bending the loop open and closed.

If the entire pull has already come off, your best choice is to replace it. The only issue here is that it can be tricky to find the exact duplicate of a particular zipper pull. Some companies manufacture them, particularly for their jackets.

When replacing a pull, you can use needle-nose pliers to detach the zipper stop or the plastic or metal piece on top of the teeth that prevents the zipper pull from being removed. Slide on the new pull tab, ensure that it works, then swap the zipper stop. It is not easy to pry open the old tab enough to put it back on, so there might be a need for you to use a new one.

Most zipper-repair kits often include a variety of stops or pulls. The flat pieces that have four prongs are stops for the zipper’s bottom while the tiny U-shaped pieces go on both sides on the upper part of the zipper.

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Caroline Young