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      11-15-2010, 12:08 PM   #1
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Product for squeaky interior plastic parts?

So like many of you I've got some area's of the interior plastic parts and trims that I can hear squeaks. I've pin pointed it by putting pressure on it so I know that the noise is from the 2 parts rubbing together. Anyone recommend a lubricant that I can use which will not leave a residue? Something that is made for this type of application?

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      11-15-2010, 12:27 PM   #2
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Aerospace 303 has worked well for me.

It does not leave the shiny film but is very good at protecting the surface and reducing the friction that can sometimes lead to the noises.

http://www.autopia-carcare.com/303-30340.html
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One of the areas that I've found is right on the arm rest hinge. It squeaks as I lift it up and down so I know it's friction from the plastic parts rubbing together. So are you saying to spray this on and wipe off? Will it penetrate in between the parts?

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use a dry Silicone lubricant spray
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The 303 is more for cleaning and protection not lubing. Id recommend good ol WD40 man, just dont spray it all over the place, use it sparingly.
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One of the areas that I've found is right on the arm rest hinge. It squeaks as I lift it up and down so I know it's friction from the plastic parts rubbing together. So are you saying to spray this on and wipe off? Will it penetrate in between the parts?

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The hinge on my armrest creaks like crazy, and more so if I'm actually resting my arm on it. I seem to recall reading something about a TSB for noisy armrests??
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The hinge on my armrest creaks like crazy, and more so if I'm actually resting my arm on it. I seem to recall reading something about a TSB for noisy armrests??
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Careful. That stuff can damage some plastics.
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Ya I'm not using WD40. I don't like the smell and don't want any oily residue.

Was the TBS for rattles or squeaks?
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Careful. That stuff can damage some plastics.
I used some last night on the hinge. Just went over the entire area and any area that saw overspray with a aerospace 303 wipe and a dry towel after, looks exactly the same as it did before and doesnt smell
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