Make sure to close zippers completely and not to bend it for purposes of storage. With the zipper opened for long time will cause the zipper bending, it may cause slight leaking.
Keep the zippers clean and dry all the time
Avoid put the zippers in excessively hot and humid environment for long time
What is the cleaning way for the SZIP Easyproof
We recommend using a wet cloth and a mild detergent and water to clean all the zippers. No solvents or abrasives .
Any debris that is caught between the teeth or tapes of our zippers can impact sealing lip negatively and thus reduce their sealing performance.
If you use the SZIP zippers for purposes of protecting persons and property, you must check their sealing performance before using them. Especially that when the zippers are exposed to debris.
How to use the SZIP Metalproof
For clothing with SZIP Metalproof airtight zippers on the back (or other locations that can’t be easily accessed on one’s own) like in dive suits, the assistance of another person is required to properly zip the zipper.
SZIP Metalproof PVC airtight zippers should only be used in environments that are not less than ten degrees Celsius and not more than 40 degrees Celsius. Any temperature lesser or more than these can severely weaken the bond of the zipper to the cloth and the structural integrity of the zipper itself. This is due to the fact that extreme temperatures can cause chemical changes in PVC.
Always move the pull head in an almost parallel direction along the rack rail. If you pull on it from an angle, there is a chance that the airtight and/or watertight properties of the zipper will be reduced.
Don’t zip up the zipper too fast. Don’t constantly zip it open and close too. Doing so can severely damage the zipper and compromise its airtight qualities.
If cloth, thread, or any other object becomes entangled in the zipper, don’t pull the obstruction violently. Gently zip the pull head back, work the problematic thread or cloth away, then zip it back up.
Gently clean the exterior rail of the zipper using water and a soft, small brush. You can use beeswax as a lubricant. However, you have to take precaution that the water and beeswax don’t get inside the interior rail of the zipper, as it might severely weaken its airtight/watertight properties.
Don’t expose the zipper to the elements when not needed. Store it inside a cool and shady area immediately after use.
How to store the SZIP Metalproof airtight zippers
If storing the zipper for long periods of time, keep it stored away in a closed case to protect it from humidity. This is to prevent oxidation on the zipper.
When storing clothes that are fitted with airtight zippers, roll the clothes along the end of the zipper and keep the zipper facing outwards. The zipper itself shouldn’t be folded, pressed on or bent by other objects.
If the clothes are to be hanged, the zipper should be kept open to reduce tension on the zipper.
Rinse both sides of the watertight zipper and brush off any object attached.
Store with the zipper completely opened, taking care not to bend it.
Do not place any heavy objects on the waterproof zipper.