Mountain gear firefox jacket zip replacement
by Roger101 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:20 pm
I've had this great Mountain Gear Firefox jacket for over 6 years now, so we'll out of warranty.
Still got a few years life left in it if I can repair the zip. I have contacted MG but they won't do anything for me
Basically the waterproof zip track is fine but the slider broke and fell off (looks like the one in the attached photo). I ordered what I thought was the same slider since I had the code, tried to fit it but it was impossible. It's so tiny I kept breaking them.
So decided to bite the bullet and take to a tailors. I tried all local tailors and eventually Scottish and Lancashire sports repair.
Scottish mountain gear said they couldn't repair it because it is glued into the jacket. Lancashire sports repair said they could replace it with a non glued stitched in waterproof zip but it may not match.
Surely there is a way to melt the glue and replace the zip. Anyway, no luck so far. It was quite expensive and I like to look after things.
Anyone got any suggestions ?
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by davekeiller » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:57 pm
On the plus side, January sales are coming up!
by davekeiller » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:19 pm
by jacob » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:53 pm
by WalkWithWallace » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:10 am
by davekeiller » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:45 pm
I think Jacob's idea of gently bending a zipper to slide it in and then bending it back with pliers is likely to be the best option.
by WalkWithWallace » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:34 pm