SEWING REPAIRS - Continued
Slide Fastener Interlocking Repair.
Repair a slide fastener interlocking defective slider by removing the top end stops of the slide fastener
with diagonal cutters. Remove the defective slider; replace with a like item from stock or a salvaged slide
fastener. Replace the end stops.
Missing end stops will be replaced with a serviceable like item from stock or salvage.
Missing teeth in the slide fastener chain cannot be repaired. The complete slide fastener shall be
A slide fastener interlocking that is too long, but suitable for a particular application may be shortened as follows:
Mark the slide fastener tape at the correct finished length.
Using a diagonal cutter cut across the chain one inch longer than the finished length marked, complete
the tape cutting with shears.
Remove end stops and retain, discard scrap bits of slide fastener.
Holding the diagonal cutter at a 90 degree angle to the slide fastener chain. Cut the teeth from the chain
even with the slide fastener tape. Remove (1) inch of the teeth on each side of the tape, one at a time.
Replace the end stops.
Figure 2-1. General patching details.