Help With Frozen YKK Zipper?

I have a duffel of cordura material with a heavy YKK zipper - looks like an aluminum slider
It is frozen, possibly as a result of salt water.
Is there any solvent that might work without destroying the fabric?
Thanks in advance.
Dwight
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Dwight wrote:

You might try WD 40
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Dwight wrote:

Try WD 40.
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Chuck wrote:

I have tried that, but no luck.
Thanks anyway.
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Try PB Blaster instead. It works a *lot* better than WD40. You should be able to find it at any auto parts store for about five bucks a can.
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Dwight wrote:

Hi, If salt water crystalized, blast of steam or soak in the hot water?
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Dwight wrote:

It won't destroy the fabric, but it might stain -- a silicon spray used for lubing aluminum sliding windows.
Maybe spray a lot into an old tin can, then use a small artists' brush to apply right on the "slider" and the "track" parts of the zipper, working it into the area "under" the "sllder where it grips the "track", on both sides of the zipper.
You'll get better control of the application with a small artist's type paint brush than you will with a spray nozzle.
HTH.
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