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McNett Zip Care

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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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Replacing a drysuit zipper is not DIY, and it's a very expensive repair. Preventative care, such as like regularly cleaning and lubricating drysuit zipper teeth, will help preserve zipper health. Also, using good techniques to roll and fold the drysuit for transportation to and from the water will help prevent fatal damage.In this instructional video, NRS Repairs guru Josh Gile goes over all the tips for ensuring that the zipper will last the life of your drysuit.

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  • 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

    4 answers

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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:

      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
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        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

              Verified Buyer

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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.

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

                    Drysuit zip care

                    By oldfox

                    from pa.

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cleans teeth well
                    • Doesn't collect dirt
                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

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                        Comments about McNett Zip Care:

                        I use it on my dry suit zippers.

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

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Good Product

                        By DAC

                        from Prescott, AZ

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Apply
                        • No mess container

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Any zippers

                          Comments about McNett Zip Care:

                          Bought a bottle of this with my drysuit, but have found many other 'standard' zippers to use it on. It has rejuvenated several zippers I have on various outdoor equipment and the zippers seem maintain their improved functionality, even after use. Overall, I have been happy with this product.

                          The brush incorporated into the bottle cap is a little hokey, and I store mine in a ziploc baggie since the brush is a little messy after use.

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