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    Default Anyone have experiencee with a zipper repair kit?

    I have a case that I believe once came with an Eastman that is similar to the one in this picture.
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    The zippers for the accessories broke (not the one that holds the top closed, securing the mandolin). It's quite a nice case and I was wondering if anyone had experience using a zipper repair kit to fix it. (This one from Amazon I'm using just as an example https://www.amazon.com/Zipperstop-22.../dp/B0054JQCBI).

    Originally, it used two zipper pulls so that you could open it from either side, although that's not terribly important.

    Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
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    Default Re: Anyone have experiencee with a zipper repair kit?

    While I have not used the repair kit, I have repaired zippers. What part of the zipper broke? Did if physically break or is not working?
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    It actually came off.
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    If you can get it back on simply put some epoxy at the end of the zipper to keep the pull from coming off. I have done this several times, it only takes a small amount. The piece that was clamped on to keep this from happening most likely has come off too, and you are replacing it with the epoxy.
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    A zip-tie makes a great mechanical zipper stop. White or black to match the zipper. Solid but easily removable. Install it from under the zipper if desired to hide the zip-tie lock mechanism, just wrap it around the zipper and through the cloth, insert the zip-tie end into the zip-tie lock and pull it tight, then clip off the extra length.
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    I've had similar problems with an Eastman case, and with other zippers that came from China. I think that Chinese zipper technology lags behind that country's achievements in other areas (such as mandolin manufacture). I await Pres. Xi initiating the Great Zip Forward.
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    Default Re: Anyone have experiencee with a zipper repair kit?

    And, that pic is of a very old Eastman CB50 double bass bag. Every zipper on that bag has failed in one way or another. I'm sure the bag is 20 years old, I suspect they have improved the zippers by now.
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    Ideally , unscrew the cover from the case, replace the zipper... I upsized * the YKK coil zipper to # 10, & never has an issue since.
    Originally builder's wife sewed the DIY case cover , *(a 1 off, as it's a mandola, and cases were rare),
    so they made the case too.. used a toothed jacket zipper, Originally...
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    Default Re: Anyone have experiencee with a zipper repair kit?

    I bought one and it did not work for what I had, to many different types out there

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    Default Re: Anyone have experiencee with a zipper repair kit?

    Coil zippers are designated by their width when closed , so a #10 is 10mm wide..
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