Replacing a zipper tab

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I have a pair of boots where the metal pull tab on a zipper snapped in
half.  The zipper still works, but it is very difficult to zip/unzip.
Do replacement tabs exist?  The remaining half of the tab still
attached to my zipper looks like it could be cut off.  But I don't see
any way of opening the 'loop' on the slider where the tab attaches; it
looks like it was formed/pressed together when they were made.  If
replacement tabs exist, how do they attach?
I was hoping to find a website and/or onlin shop explaining how to
replace the tab, and even offer some styles of tabs, but I've not found
anything yet.  If I found a style I like, I'd be willing to replace the
other tab as well.

Any help would be great.

Thanks!


Re: Replacing a zipper tab

snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:
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   Go to your local fabric store, and look on the notions wall for a
'zipper repair kit'. The kit should contain new pulls and an
instruction sheet.
  Warning: last time I carried an item needing a new pull to an old,
established repair shop, they stuck, basically, a string through a hole
in the broken slider, and charged me $8.00 US for it. Now, I could have
done that myself. I was hot! SO, if you decide to hire someone to do
the repair, be sure to ask how they plan to fix the zip pull, so that
you don't get less than you hope for.
                             Cea


Re: Replacing a zipper tab

snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:
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   Go to your local fabric store, and look on the notions wall for a
'zipper repair kit'. The kit should contain new pulls and an
instruction sheet.
  Warning: last time I carried an item needing a new pull to an old,
established repair shop, they stuck, basically, a string through a hole
in the broken slider, and charged me $8.00 US for it. Now, I could have
done that myself. I was hot! SO, if you decide to hire someone to do
the repair, be sure to ask how they plan to fix the zip pull, so that
you don't get less than you hope for.
                             Cea


Re: Replacing a zipper tab

snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:
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   Go to your local fabric store, and look on the notions wall for a
'zipper repair kit'. The kit should contain new pulls and an
instruction sheet.
  Warning: last time I carried an item needing a new pull to an old,
established repair shop, they stuck, basically, a string through a hole
in the broken slider, and charged me $8.00 US for it. Now, I could have
done that myself. I was hot! SO, if you decide to hire someone to do
the repair, be sure to ask how they plan to fix the zip pull, so that
you don't get less than you hope for.
                             Cea


Re: Replacing a zipper tab
On 5 Nov 2006 12:42:11 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

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Go to your local Hardware (or Sporting Goods) store, and ask them for
a "split ring".  These are smaller versions of those used to hold keys
on the end of a chain.

An image search on google will show you several pictures on the first
page of results.

Re: Replacing a zipper tab
snipped-for-privacy@to.group wrote:
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If I remove what is left of my broken zipper pull from the zipper
slider, and attach/loop a split ring into the hole in the slider, what
do I attach to the split ring for a pull?  I found pulls on this
website:

http://www.catameinc.com/products/universal_sliders.htm

But if I attach any of those to the split ring, the pull will be 90
degrees sideways.

Or am I missing something?


Re: Replacing a zipper tab
On 9 Nov 2006 10:02:11 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

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You might not need a pull tab, the split ring should be sufficient on
its own.  The only time I've not been able to use a split ring was for
zippers where the pull tab had a small pin that prevented the slider
from movig down the sipper.

Re: Replacing a zipper tab
Miss Zippitz.ca had written this in response to
http://www.www.sewgirls.com/sewing/Re-Replacing-a-zipper-tab-17329-.htm  :

snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

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You can easily fix a zipper pull easily with a Zippitz. Zippitz is a
decorative add-on to a zipper which could replace a broken pull tab. To
find out more go to www.zippitz.ca (or just use your zippitz to for a cute
touch)



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Re: Replacing a zipper tab
****> joseph85750 wrote:
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Joseph85750,

There is a website that sells replacement tabs that are specifically geared
toward boots, luggage, jackets, etc.  www.zipperment.com.
They have a lot of testimonials and looks like exactly what you are looing for.
Good luck, hope this helps.

Re: Replacing a zipper tab
On Jan 24, 8:44 pm, Sherry
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Another ding-a-ling who can't read and is replying to a SIX YEAR OLD
post.  I hope by now Joesph has found a zipper tab.

I went over to this inspirepoint site (must have replaced the equally
inept SewGirls site) and plain as can be is the original date of this
post which was November 5, 2006.


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