Random Fashion Questions: Darken a zipper?


MoB
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36622 posts since 31/8/04

4 Mar 2011 13:15
I've got the stud leather off Henry and it fits brilliantly and the leather is beautiful. One gripe is the zips are so bloody shiny it doesn't look right so, this is probably very very retarded but is there anyway to darken the metal zips and zippers?
Before anyone starts yes this is retarded i'm sure but i just need to know if it's possible or not, then you can start with the piss take.

Cheers
esco
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288 posts since 14/7/06

4 Mar 2011 13:18
Laughing out loud
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

4 Mar 2011 13:24
If you use a bit of wet and dry sandpaper on the zip it'll make it more dull
esco
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288 posts since 14/7/06

4 Mar 2011 13:24
if it's stainless steel it is possible to rub another metal against it. this will darken it but take quite a long time. possible use a good quality wire brush or something but obviously be careful not to damage the leather.
Stranex
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94 posts since 22/3/10

4 Mar 2011 13:28
robii wrote: If you use a bit of wet and dry sandpaper on the zip it'll make it more dull


wet and dry! not heard that since DT in school. Painful memories of trying to round off a plastic key ring, sorry, "acrylic key fob" for 3 weeks.
JRIronmonger
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165 posts since 12/1/11

4 Mar 2011 15:43
Tried steel wool?
TheConductor
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4194 posts since 17/11/09

4 Mar 2011 16:05
MoB wrote: I've got the stud leather off Henry and it fits brilliantly and the leather is beautiful./quote]


esco wrote: it is possible to rub another metal against it. this will darken it but take quite a long time.

Stranex wrote:
robii wrote: If you use a bit of wet and dry sandpaper on the zip it'll make it more dull


wet and dry!
No homo?
gawkrodger
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7488 posts since 4/11/08

4 Mar 2011 22:16
get fit pics up Eye-wink
morning mist
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3127 posts since 29/5/05

4 Mar 2011 23:13
just have it altered by an tailor/leatherworker? pick your own zipper and have them change it
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

4 Mar 2011 23:17
mask it up and spray it?
mod*
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7033 posts since 25/3/04

4 Mar 2011 23:20
morning mist wrote: just have it altered by an tailor/leatherworker? pick your own zipper and have them change it

Probs cost a fortune. About 8 zips on it arn't there?
gawkrodger
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7488 posts since 4/11/08

4 Mar 2011 23:51
i had a small sleeve zip replaced on a leather and it cost about £15
morning mist
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3127 posts since 29/5/05

4 Mar 2011 23:54
mod* wrote:
morning mist wrote: just have it altered by an tailor/leatherworker? pick your own zipper and have them change it

Probs cost a fortune. About 8 zips on it arn't there?

ok, didn't know that. one ziper (+40 cm lenght) is ~30 not including the zipper
illwill
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3533 posts since 17/5/04

posted 19 Aug 2019 19:40, edited 19 Aug 2019 19:40
So…? We've all been waiting to hear what happened about these zips.
subfunktion
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2471 posts since 13/5/06

20 Aug 2019 11:35
Laughing out loud