YKK® Zipper #5 Vislon® Continuous Black is a UV treated, Delrin zipper chain. Vislon zippers are made with Delrin plastic teeth molded to the fabric tape edges. This construction makes them strong and practically weather proof, having been designed to resist damage from ultraviolet rays and corrosion. YKK Vislon Zippers are great for a marine environment. Use a #5 Vislon zipper in tote bags, cushion closures, and much more.
Continuous zippers require at least one end to be sewn shut and do not include a starter box or pin, top stops, or zipper sliders. Top stops and zipper sliders are sold separately.
#5 (5 mm)
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Most zippers come in two distinct styles called vislon or coil. This video will discuss the differences of a vislon and coil zipper. Vislon zippers are the most common marine zippers. They are strong and designed to resist UV and corrosive damage. Coil zipper chain is strong and flexible due to a fine toothed design. Great for bags, tents, packs and rounding corner applications, but not as good for UV resistance
Continuous vs Finished Zippers - Part 2
A finished zipper will separate like a zipper on a jacket while a continuous zipper is meant to be used in applications where at least one end stays closed. This video will demonstrate the differences of a finished zipper vs. a continuous zipper.
Zipper Sliders - Part 3
Zipper sliders come in many configurations from locking to non-locking, metal to plastic, and double pull to single pull. This video will discuss the appropriate slider for your application. Also shown is how to install a zipper slider onto the zipper teeth.
Zipper Shortening & Stops - Part 4
Shows how to shorten a zipper and then also how to install a manufactured zipper stop or make your own using leftover zipper teeth and a hot knife.
YKK Aquaguard Water Repellent Zippers - Part 5
YKK Aquaguard Water Repellent Zippers are practically waterproof zippers. This video will give you a close-up view of these new zippers by YKK.
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