Shortening a Molded Separating Zipper
My new parka came with a one-way separating zipper, which I don’t like, especially when sitting in the car. I prefer to unzip the bottom to give myself some room when sitting. I bought a YKK Vislon ActiveWear 2-way separating zipper that is ~ 3 inches longer than the jacket can accomodate. I will leave the bottom of the zipper as is, and thought I would shorten it from the top. The present jacket zipper is folded over at the top and has metal teeth. Should I do the same with this one, with its molded plastic teeth??? Or cut off the teeth at the top, leaving the zipper tape as wide as possible, and putting some Fray-Blok along the tape edge before folding it over?? It doesn’t look like I can move the top stops down to the new ends. Any other ideas that will work better???
Thanks in advance!