When it comes to jeans, coats, luggage, tents and other items around the house, a stuck zipper can turn something you need into something unusable. But before you toss the stuck-zippered item away, try this: Rub a candle all over the zipper. The natural wax can help lubricate the zipper and allow a slightly rusty zipper to work like new again. Be sure to choose natural-colored candles to avoid getting colorful stains all over the zipper.
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