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Old 10-12-11, 10:53 AM
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Hey guys- are you supposed to wipe off all excess or leave it a little greasy??? I wiped it all off after applying a light film. Am I doing it right?
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Old 10-12-11, 01:54 PM
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Default Shin Etsu Grease- AMAZING!

Just finished doing my car a little while ago. I did EVERY SINGLE rubber seal, and I mean EVERY single seal. This stuff is indispensable. Using 303 is like bringing a knife to a gun fight. When you use the Shin Etsu for the first time, you kinda KNOW you are in for success.

My areas that I hit with the 303 were hard and dry by comparison. The thing is, you don't realize the seals are hard and dry until you dress them with something like this grease. I wiped off all excess and the results were AMAZING! I actually used it in a couple of more spots in my car with perfect results. You know that little spot where your leather seats rubs up against the plastic power seat molding and it squeaks? NO MORE! Put a little dab on a q tip and hit that area. SILENCE. No more creak upon acceleration, deceleration, or going up driveways. The car is a tomb again. ONly things I hear are the quarters in my change holder, things moving in the center console and the occasional plastic pops from the dashboard. I'm totally stoked. Huge improvement in vehicle enjoyment. Thanks guys for the reccomendation!

Also, The car seems quieter overall as well. WINNING!

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Old 10-12-11, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Lust4Lexus View Post
... SILENCE. No more creak upon acceleration, deceleration, or going up driveways. The car is a tomb again. ONly things I hear are the quarters in my change holder, things moving in the center console and the occasional plastic pops from the dashboard. I'm totally stoked. Huge improvement in vehicle enjoyment. Thanks guys for the reccomendation!

Also, The car seems quieter overall as well. WINNING!
If only I knew about this stuff when I was younger with 6 young kids and a minivan...
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Old 10-12-11, 08:33 PM
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Another great use is on all sliding parts/channels such as center arm rest tray, coin box, center stack box, etc. Use Q-tip and apply just where you need it in those tracks... glides like butter after! Give it a try... this tube will last you a long time as a little goes a long way.

The door squeeks are typically only at the top of the door frame... that grease on all other seals won't hurt anything but also may attract some grime... no harm of course
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Old 06-06-12, 08:26 PM
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Just wanted to say thanks for the info in this thread! The creaking was driving me absolutely crazy! It was so loud, I thought the door was going to fall off.

I thoroughly cleaned all seals and the inside of the door frame. I then applied three coats of einszett Gummi Pflege Stift. Worked like a charm, although I'll have to see how long it lasts. As a backup, I also have Sonus and Shin-Etsu grease on order.
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Old 08-11-13, 06:37 AM
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Threads like this are what make this forum great. Many thanks
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Old 08-11-13, 10:33 AM
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What about using Armor All Original Protectant? I've read somewhere that this stuff works just as good as other silicone based product, except you may have to re-apply every few months or so.
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Old 08-31-15, 07:02 AM
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Default All noise gone!

Applied Shin-Etsu grease to the whole driver door and window. Window creak is completely gone now. Was driving me crazy before. Now to find the wind noise I'm getting.
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Old 09-17-15, 09:56 PM
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Default window creak fix

I do not have the problem on the LS
but on previous cars I used glyzerine from the pharmacy and treated all rubber parts.
Had no issues with it and in the winter the rubber never freezes against metal
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Old 09-18-15, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by S1w99 View Post
Applied Shin-Etsu grease to the whole driver door and window. Window creak is completely gone now. Was driving me crazy before. Now to find the wind noise I'm getting.
Bingo! This is the correct fix. Actually, the lower part of the doors touching the body are the real culprits for the creaking. Regardless, you still need to do it regularly or it will come back.
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Old 10-27-18, 05:26 PM
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I don't recommend applying dielectric grease to the door seal. It didn't make noise before, so I tried it on my driver side door to see if it would help reduce wind noise, leaving the other 3 doors untreated. Not sure there was any difference in wind noise, and now the one treated door makes some noise, not much, but more than zero. It took many months or maybe even a year for the noise to manifest.

Perhaps I should try Shin-Etsu instead of dielectric grease, or maybe I should just reapply the dielectric grease, but probably best to buy new door seals if you have any wind noise or squeaking.
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