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Zip Care™ Zipper Cleaner & Lubricant is the ultimate zipper product. Ideal for use on plastic, nylon or metal zippers on dry suits, immersion suits, survival suits, wet suits, waterproof bags, tents and backpacks, gear bags protective clothing, environmental suits and more! Zip Care's unique push-pull brush top physically removes harmful dirt, sand, and salt deposits that can damage sensitive zipper components.

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Features:
  • Prevents zipper jamming
  • Lubricates zippers even in extreme conditions
  • Efficient push-pull brush top applicator
  • Biodegradable, non-toxic formula
  • Contains no silicone

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McNett Zip Care
 
4.4

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5.0

Liquid to solid.

By Alan

from Remind Or

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about McNett Zip Care:

      Product goes on easily with the consistency of dish soap but turns to a more solid consistency over time and use of dry suit zipper in cold weather. It surprised me that after using my dry suit I found little flakes of waxy material shedding off the zipper. Maybe it was so cold, or maybe it just coats really well and flakes off after movement across the surface of the plastic zipper. Very happy it is keeping my entry zipper and relief zipper from leaking.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Perfect!

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Zippers need TLC

      By Tim

      from Seattleish

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about McNett Zip Care:

      I've been using McNett products since the 70's.
      Their stuff is always among the best.
      ZipCare is no exception and,
      I consider it an essential part of my gear maintenance program.
      I push my gear hard. I don't want to push to the breaking point...
      Zippers are a liability, I meant to say convenience,
      in the field that should be treated well to postpone the inevitable failure.
      A broken zipper on a tent fly in a heavy rain/wind storm is a situation to be avoided.

       
      4.0

      Zipper care

      By Riorider

      from Santa Fe, NM

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

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            Comments about McNett Zip Care:

            Product is easy to use and works well.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            It Works, It Works!!

            By Kayaker Kath

            from Northwoods of Wisconsin

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                  Comments about McNett Zip Care:

                  My PFD was just about useless because of use in salt water - no zip to the zipper. Now it's fully operational.

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Comfort Driven
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Works great, but wipe off excess

                  By Silverhair kayaker

                  from Asheville, NC

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Greatly Improves Zipping
                  • Helps Seal Out Water
                  • Keeps Zipper Supple
                  • Prevents Zipper Jams

                  Cons

                  • Can Stain Drysuit
                  • Excess Gel Attracts Dirt
                  • Must Wipe Off Excess

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry-zip Lubrication

                  Comments about McNett Zip Care:

                  Truly helps zipper action, but when 'applying liberally' it is easy to get on drysuit material, which causes stains. Just be sure to wipe off what is left over after working the zipper repeatedly, as per instructions. Excess gel can dry and create its own minor jams. Tube has brush which works great to clean zipper before use as well as between uses.

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                  • Comfort Driven
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                  • No

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                  • McNett Zip Care

                    Q:

                    I am a huge fan of Watershed drybags.... however my only complaint has been with the rubber/rubber closures. really tough get the two halves secured.
                    would this lubricant help?
                    and how often would it need to be reapplied
                    Asked on 9/9/2015 by Mr C. from United States

                    2 answers

                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      A:

                      I am sorry ---- I do not know anything about that particular dry bag.
                      I did use the product on the zippers of my drysuit as I floated/wandered thru the Grand Canyon for 26 days. It worked great with maybe 2-3 applications.

                      Answered on 9/10/2015 by Anonymous
                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Watershed recommends using 303 Protectant, Item # 38751.01, to both lubricate and preserve the rubber closure. It works very well. Just apply as often as needed to assist the smooth closing and release of the ZipDry seal.

                      Answered on 9/9/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                  • McNett Zip Care

                    Q:

                    What is in zip care? I have sensitivity to a number of different chemicals/products. I want to avoid a potential bad experience trying out a new "mystery" product. Thank you for any information you can provide about ingredients, solvents etc.
                    Asked on 11/11/2014 by Lisette

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                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      A:

                      Ok, the packaging says it's silicone-free. So I don't know what it is.
                      The feel of it is very much like silicone.

                      Answered on 11/11/2014 by Anonymous
                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Lisette, McNett says that it "contains no hazardous chemicals." Of course that doesn't preclude there being something in there you might be allergic to. I suggest you clean your zippers with a toothbrush and water with-or-without soap. Then use Zip Tech, item # 33508.01, to lubricate. It is a wax, which should be less likely to be allergenic.

                      Answered on 11/11/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      A:

                      I think you may have to contact the company that makes Zip Care. I do know there is no silicone in it.
                      I have some allergies. Zip Care does not make me sneeze or irritate my skin.
                      For me it is a necessary product for use on zippers that get immersed in salt water.
                      Hope this helps.
                      Patty

                      Answered on 11/11/2014 by Anonymous
                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      A:

                      Not much info on the tube/container. It does say that it is bio-degradable, contains no silicone, but is an eye irritant that should be flushed out with 15 minutes of fresh water.
                      It is made in USA by McNett Corp. in Bellingham, WA. Also, maybe look and www.mcnett.com.
                      I last used mine in 2009 running the Colorado thru the Grand Canyon. It helped keep my zippers working throughout the 26 day trip. Good luck.

                      Answered on 11/13/2014 by Anonymous
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