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Old 09-23-2002, 00:10   #1 (permalink)
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hi there again,
I was wondering what stuff to used on a squeaky dash. I'm thinking about pulling it all out and greasing it up but with what stuff? Is there any other way of getting out the squeaks in the dash?

Also my thing that lets the air out on the dash on the drivers side to the door it has some movement in it. I was wondering what i should do to it like grease it up or put something behind it to stop it moving.

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I don't know if it's much help, but I eventually plan to replace my dash shell with one from an EB II or ED. Rattles can be surpressed by the use of foam, etc, so the end result should be a rattle-free EA!
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Try some silicone spray. I use Helmar Silicone Spray, 300g spray can for about $8. On the can it says:Doors, locks, hinges, silence fan belts, waterproof ignition systems, lubricate rubber mountings, dashboards, battery terminals, insulate electrical systems, speedometer cables, window channels, <b>removes dashboard squeaks.</b>

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I have replaced my dash from an ed and while I had it apart I wrapped foam around the wiring. Most of the noise has gone but I still get squeaks when I go over rough surfaces. Its not a rattle but more like a plastic on plastic creaking and I don't know how this could be stopped. I might try some of that silicone spray.
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thanks for your feed back. i might go and invest in some silicone spray soon to see if it does some improvements. about how to stop the plastic rubbing on plastic i thought for a second is to put some door seal (like one side is sticky to stick on surfaces and the other just soft stuff). i might give it a go in the holidays to see what it does.
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silicon spray works great, been using it for years But it doesn't get rid of all of them..

For the other squeaks and rattles I use Selley's black silicone windscreen sealant, it bonds to anything and look all right. Just remove or pull out the panel or part and place a small blob or line in areas where parts meet, you can even just squirt some in between the panels or screws, bolts,etc where and when parts can't be removed, just make shore you place it in places you will not be able to see, wait a 5-10minutes, place back together and this should work.....it's great handy stuff!
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