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#196862 - 10/28/16 03:45 PM where to find waterproof zippers
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I want to add pockets to a rain jacket. Really should have aqua guard or similar zippers.

Where can I find them?

Need #3, 8" long, closed end

Thanks!

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#196863 - 10/28/16 05:41 PM Re: where to find waterproof zippers [Re: mountainhick]
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Try zipperstop.com They list YKK waterproof zippers for sale. Otherwise, just google waterproof zippers and check out the listings.
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#196864 - 10/28/16 06:54 PM Re: where to find waterproof zippers [Re: Pika]
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Originally Posted By Pika
Try zipperstop.com They list YKK waterproof zippers for sale. Otherwise, just google waterproof zippers and check out the listings.


Thanks for the reply.

I did search on google, and I also found the same website. They do not offer closed end waterproof zippers, only one end closed, or separating types.

Any other sources?

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#196865 - 10/28/16 07:12 PM Re: where to find waterproof zippers [Re: mountainhick]
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You can sew the open end closed. Just use an overcast stitch by hand.
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#196866 - 10/28/16 07:23 PM Re: where to find waterproof zippers [Re: OregonMouse]
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Originally Posted By OregonMouse
You can sew the open end closed. Just use an overcast stitch by hand.


Hmm, Now there's an idea! Old timer brain forgets... I used to do this with regular bulk coil zipper for many projects but wasn't concerned with water resistance, I guess I could do the same here, and seal the stitching. Do you know if the zipper material adheres to seam grip or something like it?

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#196898 - 11/02/16 02:38 PM Re: where to find waterproof zippers [Re: mountainhick]
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I got a pair 8" on Amazon. They look OK: https://www.amazon.com/Waterproof-Resist...terproof+zipper


They also have in 12" and 24"

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#196933 - 11/11/16 02:45 PM Re: where to find waterproof zippers [Re: mountainhick]
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You can also find them at JoAnn Fabrics, one in your area could save S&H.
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