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Vislon or coil or Uretek zipper; sewing zipper on curve; #2 coil zipper source?


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    Moab Randy
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    For the door to my new tent build, I’ve read that Vislon zippers are less likely to ice up than coils, but my greater concern is durability over time in a very sandy environment. Is Vislon still the best choice? Any experience/opinion with this?

    This will be an exposed zipper and I’ve been planning to use a storm flap. I’m inclined to go with a regular Vislon or coil and not a Uretek water-resistant because the ones I’ve seen seem very hard to open (need two hands–no casual open/close there) and I’m thinking the vinyl “seals” will not hold up in a sandy environment. Anybody think I’m mistaken in this?

    Do you have any special guidelines or precautions about sewing #3 or #2 coil zippers into curves on netting, e.g., minimum radius etc.?

    Anybody know a source for #2 YKK coil zippers?

    Thanks!

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