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Old 09-21-10, 10:12 PM
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Yes, the noise is from the wide black part on top of the door (the piece that's like 1" wide and smooth). Wipe off any dust that creeps over the outer lip. I used a foam paint brush and liberally swabbed the black piece w/ the Sonus plastic/seal conditioner, let it absorb for a few minutes, then wiped off the excess. Make sure to wipe off any dirt/residues where the door contacts the body. The longest I've gotten out of the Sonus is about 4 months, the minimum was 2 months. At either rate, I figure I'll wash the car within that period, so I apply it then.
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i have used dielectric grease for over 30 years on all my seals.apply as thin as possible and you will have no noise and will shut out most wind noise and water on all your vehicles.

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Old 09-22-10, 09:34 AM
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Thanks for the very helpful suggestions! I will give them a try.
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Originally Posted by jimbosr1 View Post
i have used dielectric grease for over 30 years on all my seals.apply as thin as possible and you will have no noise and will shut out most wind noise and water on all your vehicles.
Does the dielectric grease dry or remain wet or tacky? My only concern is that this would attract and hold dirt particles. If it completely dries, sounds okay...
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it stays wet,however you apply it very thin and spread it out as far as you can.if you use it you will never have a piece of weather stripping go bad.
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Originally Posted by jimbosr1 View Post
i have used dielectric grease for over 30 years on all my seals.apply as thin as possible and you will have no noise and will shut out most wind noise and water on all your vehicles.
Any brand/product in particular you recommend?
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Old 10-11-11, 01:35 PM
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It turned out not to last too long for me. When I had the dealer take a look, they said it was the window channel. They installed some felt pads, that helped, and said the permanent fix is to replace the channel for a few hundred dollars.
Sorry to open this thread again, but Caddy, Where are were the felt pads installed exactly? I used 303 on all my seals and I only got about 3 weeks of quiet out of my car. Not sure why the 303 does not get the job done. Maybe there is a real difference between this and the sonus? Maybe I will to try the sonus, or some chain lube/garage door lube like I have seen other boards mention.
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Old 10-11-11, 02:19 PM
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Sorry to open this thread again, but Caddy, Where are were the felt pads installed exactly? I used 303 on all my seals and I only got about 3 weeks of quiet out of my car. Not sure why the 303 does not get the job done. Maybe there is a real difference between this and the sonus? Maybe I will to try the sonus, or some chain lube/garage door lube like I have seen other boards mention.

Mine do the same thing. I have cracked the windows with some success. I has some silicone spray I was going to try that. If that doesn't do it, then I will buy some of the Sonus.
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Old 10-11-11, 03:17 PM
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The pads were located at the top of the channel and they fell out after a few weeks. (Useless) I ended up buying some of the Shin Etsu (silicone) grease from the Honda dealer and it worked great. I reapplied it once after a couple months. THE KEY IS TO APPLY THE GREASE TO THE WIIIDE FLAT RUBBER SEAL AT THE TOP OF THE DOOR, not just the smaller seals that stick up.
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Honda dealers sell a product called Shin-Etsu grease specifically for this purpose. It has worked well for me lasting about 6 months on my wifes Accord and the LS.. I clean the area throughly and use a very small amount on a microfiber cloth. Runs about $12 to $14 but it is a little obscure. My local dealer had to order it, it only takes a few days.
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Originally Posted by sgretchko View Post
Honda dealers sell a product called Shin-Etsu grease specifically for this purpose. It has worked well for me lasting about 6 months on my wifes Accord and the LS.. I clean the area throughly and use a very small amount on a microfiber cloth. Runs about $12 to $14 but it is a little obscure. My local dealer had to order it, it only takes a few days.
I use this, so does my local Lexus dealer... Honda product and works excellent. Basically a white silicone paste... smear it on and lasts months for me even though I wipe down door jams and seals after every weekly wash. Local Honda dealers have or can order a tube, easy peasy. It will last years...
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Going to try locate a tube at my local honda parts counter. I can't wait! The 303 just isn't up to the job of stoping the creaking. Hopefully this will be the "big guns"...
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At my local Honda dealer, the parts guy said the only tube they had in stock is a shared tube used by the mechanics. They ordered me a tube and it only took 2-3 days for it to arrive.
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Default Got My Shin Etsu Grease....WOO HOO!

Will put it on asap. Funny read on how I just received it can be viewed here

https://www.clublexus.com/forums/car...ml#post6746434
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http://www.handa-accessories.com/elementmaint.html



I am a honda owner and i order stuff from here. Just scroll through the page here and you can find the shin-etsu grease here
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