Answer: Q-SILICONE SPRAY
When it comes to camping, few things are worse than a stubborn tent zip, particularly if it’s raining… or worse yet, if you’re camping in big-five territory.
Of course, budget zips are generally to blame, but aside from build quality, dust is often the culprit.
That said, you should avoid using a multipurpose oil on any tent zip, as this will serve to attract dust and lead to future problems.
On that note, Q-SILICONE SPRAY is an anti-static lubricant, which means it repels dust, rather than attracts it. The formula is also non-staining, so if you do accidentally get the solution of the tent’s fabric, you should be able to wash it out.
- Don’t over do the application; you only need a small amount of silicone to get the zip running smoothly.
- Squirt Q-SILICONE down the front end of the slider and work the zip up and down until the teeth are evenly coated.
- Never force a stuck zip.