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    Default How To Replace Your CCP Boot Zipper Pulls

    Here is a short instructional on how to replace your CCP zipper pulls.

    Takes about 10-15 minutes and the replacements will last quite a bit longer than the original pulls since they have not been put through the object dye/tumbling process and aren't as beat up.

    Beats sending them to the cobbler as the fix is fast and easy and you don't have to be without your footwear for a week+.

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    What you need:

    Zipper remover pliers (zipper end nipper pliers) - $4.95
    Size 5M YKK Nickel Self Locking Zipper Sliders- $0.99 each
    #5 Zipper End Clips- 12 count bag $2.79

    Total cost- $8.73 plus shipping

    Although you may not end up needing the zipper end clips, I would order then just in case the original end clips on the boots get damaged.

    The pliers are a one time purchase and the end clips are enough to do 6 boots so essentially you just need to buy the sliders after the first time.



    The broken zipper. Mine separated this way but if your zipper pull breaks, the repair can be done the same way.



    Your supplies



    YKK zippers are numbered with their size on the back of the pull. CCP uses size 5M, self locking pulls.



    First use your zipper pliers to remove the zipper end clips. Slide one edge of the pliers under the clip and squeeze down to open it up and allow the clip to come off.



    You can see the fabric used to be white before the boots were dyed.



    Both ends off.

    Slide off your broken zipper and slide on your new one. This is a little tricky and may take a few tries to get it on correctly. Ensure it slides smoothly with both sides of the zipper teeth aligned evenly all the way up and down the zipper length.

    You can see that the zip itself is open above and below the pull. Once you have it on, you have to force it down and the reverse it to zip it back up.



    Then either replace the original end clips as I have done here or use your new end clips.



    The new zip and the intact original bottom zip.



    Enjoy!
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    Very useful and much appreciated A!
    Quote Originally Posted by eat me View Post
    If you can't see the work past the fucking taped seams , cold dye wash or raw hems - perhaps you shouldn't really be looking at all.

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    very nice, A! Thanks

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    one of the best posts since a few weeks, thanks A.
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    really interesting - thank you - was wondering if this method can apply for making a standard single jacket zipper into a double zipper?.....
    you can't polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter...

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    thank you so much !
    save my ccp

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    Quote Originally Posted by eton97 View Post
    really interesting - thank you - was wondering if this method can apply for making a standard single jacket zipper into a double zipper?.....
    Thanks for the kind words guys :) Hope it helps!

    Eton, unfortunately that cannot be done. The reason is that the bottom component of a separating zip has to be different for a double versus a single zip. If you look at two jackets/items one with a single zip and one with a double zip, you will see that the stiff "bar" on one end of the bottom zip is longer on a double zip versus a single zip.
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    A, you are a saint! My cobbler who "specialized in zipper repair" told me that he'd have to sew in a whole new zipper. I told him that wasn't going to happen and started using a paperclip, but this is perfection.
    Quote Originally Posted by philip nod View Post
    somebody should kop this. this is forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeauIXI View Post
    A, you are a saint! My cobbler who "specialized in zipper repair" told me that he'd have to sew in a whole new zipper. I told him that wasn't going to happen and started using a paperclip, but this is perfection.
    Glad to be of service!

    The one "issue" is that it looks like Carol has transitioned to Excella zips in the last couple of seasons. It's a little bit harder to find the excella zipper pulls for sale online (I haven't looked super hard though) but worst case scenario you'll just have to buy an excella zipper and just harvest the pull off of it and the process is the same :)
    www.AlbertHuangMD.com - Digital Portfolio Of Projects & Designs

    Merz (5/22/09):"i'm a firm believer that the ultimate prevailing logic in design is 'does shit look sick as fuck' "

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