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Old 12-15-2006, 01:22 PM   #15
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for gimmejul,
I use dental floss for all my sewing repairs. Works great and is strong.

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Old 12-15-2006, 04:13 PM   #16
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good tip scott!

minty or regular? just kidding!


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Old 12-15-2006, 05:15 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by john hd
minty or regular? just kidding!
john, that's probably not as far off as you think....

i like the cinnamon....

glide floss is made by the gore folks with the same formula for gore-tex....

it seems thick (and expensive) but is both strong and coated with teflon for easy passage....

now how many parents would run a diaper pin across their scalp to help pass the pin thru multiple layers of hippin....

might need a fishin' knot to keep it from pulling back out after yer zipdee repair....

how'm i doin' joe?....

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Old 12-15-2006, 05:29 PM   #18
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. . It would not budge, and the soft stainless axle just rotated through the teeth of the vice. This was well and truly chemically seized from electrolytic corrosion between the stainless steel axle and the alloy wheel. .

Thanks for the info. Perhaps the problem was a buildup of plaque and tartar between the wheels and axle. Do you floss that area regularly?
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:18 PM   #19
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Routine Awning Maintenance

I will admit the routine maintenance to the zip dee was of the deferred variety and only a couple of weeks ago, it finally became necessary to do a bit of that routine variety. I went camping and had a hard time deploying upper and lower arms, operating the upper arm rachets and then two days even more difficult time taking it down. Some claim that WD40 is the answer while others prefer the dry teflon spray. I could not find the teflon spray and after four stores and no teflon I ordered it off of amazon. The day was spent cleaning with WD40 and dressing the arms with the teflon spray. They work better than they did when new and I would describe the action as "slicker than snot." Also checked all the nuts and bolts...found a few that needed a little tightening and one that was about to come apart. I would now recommend regular annual (at least) maintenance to the metal parts of the zip dee awning.
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:54 PM   #20
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WD 40 can attract dust. I use silicone spray, but not want to try the Teflon.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:21 AM   #21
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I am using the Teflon on the end of the HAHA stinger (the head end, not the receiver end) to ease insertion and prevent sticking. Works well....I may have to try it on the Zip Dee. I have been using silicone spray and it is fine, but lasts only part of a season.

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Old 10-19-2013, 11:47 AM   #22
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I use a spray lube that is for table saw blades and router bits so they don't gum up and heat up. Can't think of the name right now but it lasts at least one season.
Doesn't attract any dirt either.

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