Zipper Cleaning & Care
Wetsuit & Drysuit Zippers
Regular cleaning and lubrication helps zippers last the lifetime of the suit. Without proper care (left), expensive zippers degrade and need costly replacement. Keep your wet suit, dry suit, gear bag zippers free of harmful dirt, sand and salt deposits with Zip Care™ (right).
Unzip item and use Zip Care‘s brush top to remove grit and dust.
Brush Zip Care generously onto zipper teeth to clean and lightly lubricate. Wipe off excess.
Carefully open and close zipper to thoroughly distribute Zip Care.
Zip Tech™ is preferred for multi-dive lubrication. Use Zip Tech to lubricate and protect watertight and airtight zippers on dry suits from corrosion and harmful salt, chlorine and other pollutants. To use: Open zipper and apply Zip Tech sparingly only to the outer teeth of the zipper.
If you prefer a paraffin wax and silicone-based lubricant, Max Wax™ is great for general zipper lubrication. Note: Some suit manufacturers prefer you use silicone free formulas such as Zip Tech and Zip Care.
Find more great tips like these in our Repair Guide
ReviveX® Synthetic Fabric Cleaner Concentrate is an essential preparation for
rainwear, softshells, fleece and
synthetic insulation before
treatment with ReviveX® Water
Engineered to clean GORE-TEX®
fabric and other waterproof
Lightweight hiking boots are generally made with nubuck, suede, nylon or Gore-Tex® fabric. Weatherproofing: Use ReviveX® Nubuck, Suede & Fabric Spray Water Repellent