Boat owners tend to notice zips and snaps only when they stop functioning. To help prevent this, Shurhold has created a Snap Stick and the EZ Snap Tool.
The tool has a long, forked end that slides on the underside of a snap and allows users to pull and seal a snap from the inside. Owners can now put up an entire enclosure in the rain without having to go outside. Additionally, on the butt end it has a top snap grabber to hold the snap and pull from the outside to help push on that last tough snap on a tight piece of canvas or enclosure.
Snaps and zippers also function better when clean and lubricated. Owners should make sure to wash and rinse them with the rest of the boat when they are doing a regular wash down. Then, a couple times a year they should apply a lubricant and protection product. Unlike a spray or a gel that can get on the surrounding canvas and surfaces, the Snap Stick only goes where you put it.
Snap Stick should be rubbed on the male stud end and then the snap should be closed to lubricate and protect both halves. For zips, Snap Stick should be run along the open teeth of both sides then worked in with the zipper pull.
More information can be found in the video http://shurhold.com/article/clean-n-simple/how-do-i-protect-and-lubricate-my-snaps-and-zippers/. For more information go to www.shurhold.com.