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tips for stuck zippers,green fingers,scuffed patent leather

Postby justNORMA on Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:09 pm

i got these tips from a mag...thought i'd share

-if your zipper's stuck, rub a pencil on the teeth (graphite acts as a lubricant on metal)
...something to keep in mind so you won't bust the zipper on your fav pencil skirts and dresses

-stop jewelry from turing skin green by sealing insides with clear nail polish
....i have a ton of fun fake rings, and i always got that annoying green ring, after this no more

-wipe your scuffed patent leather item with milk, then buff, it's gentle and leaves a great shine
....perfect for a sweet pair of heels and matching clutch

if you already knew this, that's cool...if you didn't, hope these tidbits will help you
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Re: tips for stuck zippers,green fingers,scuffed patent leather

Postby LauraJ on Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:37 pm

man i wish i would have known that zipper trick a few weeks ago! I got stuck in my winter coat and i was running late for graduation so i had to rip it open hulk style......i was so sad :(
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Re: tips for stuck zippers,green fingers,scuffed patent leather

Postby kisszombies on Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:45 pm

i also wish i knew the zipper thing. i had to rip the zipper out of a dress for a fashion show because it was stuck and wouldnt come undone... and i needed to change!
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Re: tips for stuck zippers,green fingers,scuffed patent leather

Postby CD Repo Gurr on Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:56 pm

Same on the zipper thing. . . mine always get stuck D:
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Re: tips for stuck zippers,green fingers,scuffed patent leather

Postby namelesswonder on Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:55 am

Yeap, graphite is a lubricant! They use it for some car parts.

Liquid soap (in small quantities, and used carefully depending on what the surrounding materials are) works very well too.
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Re: tips for stuck zippers,green fingers,scuffed patent leather

Postby neverfeltprettier on Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:05 am

justNORMA wrote:i got these tips from a mag...thought i'd share

-if your zipper's stuck, rub a pencil on the teeth (graphite acts as a lubricant on metal)
...something to keep in mind so you won't bust the zipper on your fav pencil skirts and dresses


Huh, who knew? These are great! I'm not so sure the pencil trick will work when you have a great bundle of torn fabric caught in your zipper too....as I do with my favourite bag :-( >sob< I'm totally polishing my patent heels with milk though! Shiny <3
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Re: tips for stuck zippers,green fingers,scuffed patent leather

Postby kellieperson on Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:50 pm

damn those are all really good tips! thanks so much!

i havent been able to wear my favorite pendant because i cant afford a real silver necklace and the cheap ones dont last more than a few weeks.

and now i wish i wouldnt have thrown away my patent heels. i never knew what to do about the scuffs :(
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Postby ishyscreations on Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:59 am

OMG the jewelry idea is genius!
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Postby DumpsterDiver on Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:56 pm

ahh! that patent leather idea just saved my fav shoes from the trash! thank you!
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Postby live lavish on Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:23 pm

If fake earrings irritate your ears you can coat the post with clear nail polish to avoid the reaction as well.
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Re: tips for stuck zippers,green fingers,scuffed patent leather

Postby sapphire_distortion on Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:46 am

Vaseline works as a patent leather polish too and removes scuffs!
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Re: tips for stuck zippers,green fingers,scuffed patent leather

Postby thejovialflesh on Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:34 am

I'm totally using this milk thing... My new pumps are scuffed. T___T
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Re: tips for stuck zippers,green fingers,scuffed patent leather

Postby LukaRiot on Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:48 pm

LauraJ wrote:i was running late for graduation so i had to rip it open hulk style



That's unfortunate but also moderately hilarious. =P


The clear nailpolish definately works. Not only do I get that green mark but I'm also allergic to it and I get little blisters all around the area. Coat and and everything's good! Spray-on clearcoat works as well for larger things like belt buckles if you're allergic to them.
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