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Title: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: Grebo on June 14, 2010, 08:28:26 AM
Hi,
I usually use #10 moulded zips on my covers & welding the ends with an extra tooth in  ;D , but am just doing one with #10 coil zipping. How are you all finishing the open ends off ?
Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: regalman190 on June 14, 2010, 09:05:25 AM
Do you mean coil for smiley windows? If you do, I melt the last few teeth and then sew my trim fabric over it.
Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: Grebo on June 14, 2010, 09:17:26 AM
Nah, at the bottom edge of a panel/side curtain. Like a doorway.
Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: regalman190 on June 14, 2010, 09:43:32 AM
I use the stainless stops. Manart now carries a snap on stop in black or white. Expensive though!

Can I ask why you use coil zippers for a panel or curtain? I use separating (jacket) style for these.
Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: Grebo on June 14, 2010, 09:56:52 AM
To be honest  :-[ I ran out of moulded & this has to be finnished by tomorrow.  ???
So I am using what is to hand. But it does have a curved door way which the coil takes better than the moulded.  ::)
The enclosure slides on the 'keder' all in one piece, it needs to because there is no overhang to tuck it up under & the keder makes the water seal.
So I guess I will have to bind the ends with some vinyl or something.
Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: Pikachu on June 14, 2010, 03:25:34 PM
Flame the raw edge so the zipper tape doesn't fray, then wrap a piece of 3/4" double fold binding over the end and sew it down.

'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''|--| <----- fold across teeth so it acts as zipper stop.
Zipper tape ^                                                                           Binding ^

Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: fragged8 on June 14, 2010, 03:56:01 PM
hiya
 
 cut a small piece of material about twice the width of the zipper half and about 1 cm tall and as you get to the
end of sewing the zip fold the piece in half and sew it over the teeth.

 most covers here are done like that even the delrin zips ??
Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: JuneC on June 14, 2010, 11:02:04 PM
Flame the raw edge so the zipper tape doesn't fray, then wrap a piece of 3/4" double fold binding over the end and sew it down.

'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''|--| <----- fold across teeth so it acts as zipper stop.
Zipper tape ^                                                                           Binding ^



Yup. 

June
Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: Grebo on June 15, 2010, 02:32:06 AM
OK, thanks, nothing special then  ;D
Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: baileyuph on June 15, 2010, 07:26:36 AM
You will do fine on any of these methods, do it in a compatible color.  The situation is something like mind over matter; "you don't mind it won't matter." :)

Doyle
Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: fragged8 on June 15, 2010, 01:51:04 PM
hiya

 there is another way i use sometimes.
 
 When you get to the bottom of the zipper leave it an inch or so long and turn it 90 deg
so that it sews along the bottom edge of the cover, the slides don't like to past a 90 deg turn.


Rich
Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: hdflame on June 16, 2010, 08:55:03 PM
hiya

 there is another way i use sometimes.
 
 When you get to the bottom of the zipper leave it an inch or so long and turn it 90 deg
so that it sews along the bottom edge of the cover, the slides don't like to past a 90 deg turn.


Rich


We have some traffic safety vests that are finished that way.  I've got two to fix now, not because the way the zipper was finished, but mostly because the velcro they're sewed to comes unraveled on the edge.  Got one that the teeth are just falling off the zipper, it's not a coil zipper.

Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: Mike8560 on June 16, 2010, 09:30:51 PM
for all my zipper stops I fint it too slow to do the melted tooth thing and it burns my nose.  the stainless stops are cool but also time consuming and I hacnt seen any yet for a coil zip. I cut a strip of matching 3/4" binding and wrap the end I learned this from some OEM cover i installed for a dealor years ago i stuck with it.

 When im doing a u zipper / smiley I end my coild zipper right into a seam so its complely unseen.
Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: hdflame on June 16, 2010, 09:40:20 PM
Mike, Do you have a pic of the first method you described?

Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: Mike8560 on June 16, 2010, 09:43:43 PM
the melted tooth thing? what you do is snip off one or two teeth from some scrap zipper tape. then push them into the teeth at the end of the good zipper then take your hotknife and melt the sides welding the teeth inplace. I can take a pic tomorow   if you like?
Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: hdflame on June 16, 2010, 09:47:56 PM
the melted tooth thing? what you do is snip off one or two teeth from some scrap zipper tape. then push them into the teeth at the end of the good zipper then take your hotknife and melt the sides welding the teeth inplace. I can take a pic tomorow   if you like?

Sorry, I was too vague.  I meant the first one that YOU do!
"I cut a strip of matching 3/4" binding and wrap the end I learned this from some OEM cover i installed for a dealor years ago i stuck with it."
Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: Mike8560 on June 16, 2010, 09:48:48 PM
ok ill get a shot tomorow
Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: fragged8 on June 17, 2010, 04:09:09 PM
hiya
 
 almost all the guys here bind the zipper end, normally
using the material the top is made from

 i do this occasionally, theres no way that slider is coming off  ;D

 
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o194/fragged8/th_P151901_17-06-10.jpg) (http://s120.photobucket.com/albums/o194/fragged8/?action=view&current=P151901_17-06-10.jpg)
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o194/fragged8/th_P1507_17-06-10.jpg) (http://s120.photobucket.com/albums/o194/fragged8/?action=view&current=P1507_17-06-10.jpg)
Title: Re: Finishing off coil zips.
Post by: hidebound on June 17, 2010, 06:33:23 PM
Thanks for the pics fragged. I wasnt sure what you meant. I learn more on this forum than I can retain. I havent done zippers yet but when I do Ill try to at least remember that there is something about it here.