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Old 04-17-2014   #1
 
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Coconut Oil as zipper lubricant

Any of you hippie dippy au naturale kayakers use coconut oil as a lubricant for you drysuit zippers, watershed seals, etc? Anybody know of any reason why you wouldnt want to do this?

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Use chapstick. Seriously.
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$7 online. Easy. I've had my stick of wax for 5 seasons and lend it out to all my friends. It's not like you are replacing this every week.
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Come on guys havent you read the studies?! Chapstick is an addictive substance and dont you know you shouldnt buy in to the mainstream ideals! But seriously all kidding aside ive got a stick of the zipper wax im just wondering if anyone has ever thought of using coconut oil as an alternative... I hear the stuff is a pretty good skin moisturizer and alternative for hair conditioner too so you can look all dapper dan while floating on the river. If youre in to that stuff...

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lube is lube

Oil, wax, water, just as long as the zipper is wet and lubed during operation you should be fine. I watched a man rip the zipper on a drysuit trying to unzip it when it dry and lacking lube.

Happy lubricated drysuit zipping folks.
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Come on guys havent you read the studies?! Chapstick is an addictive substance and dont you know you shouldnt buy in to the mainstream ideals! But seriously all kidding aside ive got a stick of the zipper wax im just wondering if anyone has ever thought of using coconut oil as an alternative... I hear the stuff is a pretty good skin moisturizer and alternative for hair conditioner too so you can look all dapper dan while floating on the river. If youre in to that stuff...

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Kayaking is more addictive! Coconut oil? seems messy and I can't imagine that it would work any better than feminine Lubercunt. I think it would wash off with water. I'd go with chapstick.
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RODENT ATTRACTANT

COCONUT OIL SURE SMELLS NICE. ANY BEARS, RINGTAIL CATS OR RODENTS WHERE YOU BOAT? MAYBE NOT THE BEST PLAN.
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COCONUT OIL SURE SMELLS NICE. ANY BEARS, RINGTAIL CATS OR RODENTS WHERE YOU BOAT? MAYBE NOT THE BEST PLAN.
Someone needs to set a tube of chapstick out in a mouse friendly garage and report back. I'm betting it is not a mouse repellent.
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Im thinking of bottling my own sweat that collects in said drysuit and using that as a lubricant for the zipper and gaskets. That way no furry woodland creature wants anything to do with it. Maybe I could even go commercial with the idea. Anyone willing to buy??
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Old school Sex Wax.

Or candle wax if you're a non-consumer.
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