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    Default looking for water proof zipper

    I want to modify my current pack ( North Face Prophet 52 ) , it does not have bottom access, besides this I really like the pack. So I figured I would just install a zipper on the bottom portion so I can access the lower items with out pulling the whole bag apart.

    I need either a 12 inch straight or preferably a 18 inch curved zipper to follow contour of the bag. This is my first experience with zippers, do the come curved or do you just curve a straight one.

    I have searched google for a water resistant zipper but did not find much.

    Figured Id check here.....

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    http://diygearsupply.com/product-category/zipper/ DIY Gear Supply may have what you need.
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    JoAnn's fabrics has waterproof zippers. No zipper is curved. Be aware that waterproof zippers do not perform well at below freezing temperatures.

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    Uretek zippers are not waterproof, they are water resistant. Zippers do not come 'curved' some zippers can be put in on a curved seam, but a uretek zipper will not have the flexability to curve.

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    Can a zipper be truly waterproof? Seems that the best that could be expected is water resistance.
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    You can also get them at Quest Outfitters: www.questoutfitters.com or from Joe at Zpacks: www.zpacks.com

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    YKK's Aquaguard zipper is much more waterproof than the uretek zipper, but I don't know to what sort of rating.
    SeaOx makes a waterproof zipper - for dry suit's - scuba diving
    Tizip makes several different waterproof zippers -

    And yes, zippers CAN be waterproof. I imagine these would be hard to find as one off's

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