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Zip Tech™ Zipper Lubricant is designed and formulated to protect and lubricate all types of watertight and airtight zippers. Zip Tech lubricates and protects the zippers and zipper skirts on dry suits, survival suits, environmental suits, dry bags and more. Special ingredients inhibit rust and resist corrosion. Zip Tech helps protect against exposure to harmful chlorine, salt and pollutants. Zip Tech will not flake or jam in extreme temperatures and contains no silicone or paraffin.

For best results, preclean with McNett Zip Care™ Zipper Cleaner.

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Features:
  • Provides an even layer of protection and lubrication
  • Minimizes rust and corrosion
  • Provides UV protection for nylon and plastic zippers
  • Lubricates zippers even in extreme conditions
  • Contains no silicone or paraffin
  • Non-toxic, biodegradable

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Zip Tech by M Essentials is a zipper lubricant for use on all types of zipper sliders. It will lubricate any plastic, metal, or waterproof zipper found on today's wetsuits and drysuits. It will prevent the zipper slider from getting worn down overtime, and give you a better experience overall since you won't be dealing with a stuck zipper. Contains no paraffin or silicone.

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  • McNett Zip Tech

    Q:

    what's the difference between zip tech and zip care which is also a lube? Thx,
    Asked on 10/30/2013 by LD from United States

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Zip care is combination cleaner and lubricant. Think cleaner that leaves some lubricant behind. Zip Tech is strictly a lubricant. I use Zip Care occasionally to clean the zipper thoroughly, and Zip Tech on a regular basis to make sure the zipper stays lubricated.

      Answered on 11/7/2013 by Steve from NY from the Hudson Valley
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      IMO, both MCNett Zip Tech's a portable product to carry in your drysuit
      pocket. Zip Tech leaves a waxy like substance or lube on the zipper.
      McNett Zip Care's a liquid cleaner and lube primarily used on land to remove
      salt buildup and dirt from a zipper.

      Answered on 11/2/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Zip Tech is a solid, in a twist-out tube like a chapstick and is strictly used to lubricate the zipper teeth. Zip Care is a liquid, in a tube with a brush applicator that can scrub away salt crystals and other gunk that gets in the teeth while adding some lubrication. The lube effect of the Zip Tech is probably longer lasting.

      Answered on 10/31/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Zip CARE also cleans.

      Answered on 10/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Zip Tech is a solid (like a glue stick) while Zip Care is a liquid and
      comes with a built in brush/applicator.........
      I have both, usually take the "tech" on the river since it can't leak.
      Both lube my dry suit zipper nicely.
      Hope this helps.

      Answered on 10/30/2013 by Anonymous
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McNett Zip Tech
 
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Lube it up!

      Instructions were simple, application was easy and the zippers on our drysuits slid with more ease, making it less difficult on our shoulders. Great product.

      Instructions were simple, application was easy and the zippers on our drysuits slid with more ease, making it less difficult on our shoulders. Great product.

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      ok, I guess

      I don't have much to report on this product, so far, but the NRS system is prompting me to review.

      This product applicator works like a crayon. You rub it onto...Read complete review

      I don't have much to report on this product, so far, but the NRS system is prompting me to review.

      This product applicator works like a crayon. You rub it onto the zipper. Having waxed my suit once - thoroughly, I think I should have bought more wax. That is not to say that the dispenser doesn't hold much wax, but if you were to wax your suit for every use - to keep the zipper going smooth - I could see using up this stick pretty fast.

      As a lubricant, I'm not sure my dry suit zipper is working that much better with the wax. However, I would likely use the wax to insure that the zipper doesn't get any "more" difficult to use.

      As a sealant, I don't know yet whether the wax makes a lot of difference on a new suit.

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      4.0

      zipper works more easiy now

      By nicenurse

      from concord, NH

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Protects Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about McNett Zip Tech:

          Zipper works more easily after use making getting in and out of dry suit less cumbersome.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          McNett Zip Tech for all zipers

          By dougB

          from Fort Dodge Iowa

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoor

            Comments about McNett Zip Tech:

            It great for all zippers, it make the wet suit go on ez

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Improves use of waterproof zippers

            By Fast Eddy

            from Missoula, MT

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Protects Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Improves Zipper Function

              Comments about McNett Zip Tech:

              After I purchased a drysuit from NRS, I mentioned to a product rep that the waterproof zippers were very stiff and the zipper pull hard to move. He highly recommended this product to improve ease of zipper closure and to increase the life of the zipper.

              The product is easy to apply and similar in consistency to "Chap stick". It certainly improved the slide and glade of the zipper pull. Having said that, be aware that a waterproof zipper will never have the high glide of a typical fabric zipper, so this product does not perform miracles. I also assume that improving the ease of zipper pull will increase the life of the zipper, but I have no direct proof since this experiment has a sample size of N = 1 and no control group.

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              • No
               
              3.0

              ok, I guess

              By On Belay

              from Connecticut /(Colorado)

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about McNett Zip Tech:

                  I don't have much to report on this product, so far, but the NRS system is prompting me to review.

                  This product applicator works like a crayon. You rub it onto the zipper. Having waxed my suit once - thoroughly, I think I should have bought more wax. That is not to say that the dispenser doesn't hold much wax, but if you were to wax your suit for every use - to keep the zipper going smooth - I could see using up this stick pretty fast.

                  As a lubricant, I'm not sure my dry suit zipper is working that much better with the wax. However, I would likely use the wax to insure that the zipper doesn't get any "more" difficult to use.

                  As a sealant, I don't know yet whether the wax makes a lot of difference on a new suit.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Must have in the repair kit

                  By MT Moon

                  from Big Sky, MT

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Life Saver
                  • No mess

                  Cons

                  • Needs Twist cap

                  Best Uses

                  • Emergency zipper repair
                  • Zipper maintainence

                  Comments about McNett Zip Tech:

                  I use this about as often as treat my gaskets of my dry suit! It's a must have in your repair kit. On every single Grand trip I've taken, I've been the only one with zipper lube and it has saved the day when a member's suit failed.

                  I wish it had a screw top but a baggie solves that problem in warmer areas.

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                  • No

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