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Old 06-26-2005, 21:01   #1 (permalink)
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Any Way to De-Creak Interior Panels?

Hi, I have a '98 Mustang GT Convertible. It's a nice car, but the quality
of the interior is very poor. The door panels, and some dash panels creak.
The quality of materials and the way that things are assembled leaves a lot
to be desired.

Is any after-market company making up-graded panels for these cars? Can the
panels be dis-assembled and fitted with some backing materials that help?

Any comments?

Thanks


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Old 06-26-2005, 22:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Any Way to De-Creak Interior Panels?

On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 20:38:53 -0700, "c" <cwwwk@aol.com> wrote:

>Hi, I have a '98 Mustang GT Convertible. It's a nice car, but the quality
>of the interior is very poor. The door panels, and some dash panels creak.
>The quality of materials and the way that things are assembled leaves a lot
>to be desired.
>
>Is any after-market company making up-graded panels for these cars? Can the
>panels be dis-assembled and fitted with some backing materials that help?
>
>Any comments?
>
>Thanks
>

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Old 06-26-2005, 23:01   #3 (permalink)
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Old 06-27-2005, 05:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Any Way to De-Creak Interior Panels?

If you think the Mustang panels are junk, you should try the Camaro after
the same number of years.

If the panels have eeen abused, they will creak a bit, even age is a factor.
These cars are nearly 8 years old now.
Check to be sure that they are tightened down properly, all the screws are
hand tight and replace the plastic plugs. They even make some stuff that
stereo shops use for sound deadning (sorry, I am not an audiophile) that may
help reduce noise. It is possible that your car's previous owner was rough
on them and you get the joy of the creaks.

Some creaking is caused by the panels rubbing against other surfaces, like
the dash, or or at the lower front corner against the door and so on. Check
those spost and see. If so you can put something there to prevent the
friction.

You can also have the panels upholstered, that would be pretty sweet, not
cheap but would be very easy on the eye.

Another question, when does it creak? Where?
Could something be out of adjustment? Your dash shouldn't creak unless you
are pushing on it or something, if so, has it been in a wreck or something?

Kate
98 Cobra Drop Top


"c" <cwwwk@aol.com> wrote in message news:kxKve.3864$Eo.3153@fed1read04...
: Hi, I have a '98 Mustang GT Convertible. It's a nice car, but the
quality
: of the interior is very poor. The door panels, and some dash panels
creak.
: The quality of materials and the way that things are assembled leaves a
lot
: to be desired.
:
: Is any after-market company making up-graded panels for these cars? Can
the
: panels be dis-assembled and fitted with some backing materials that help?
:
: Any comments?
:
: Thanks
:
:


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Old 06-27-2005, 09:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Any Way to De-Creak Interior Panels?

Hi Kate,

Just what do you mean by "abusing a panel"? What can one do to abuse one?
They just hang there....

As an example of creaking...when you pull on the interior door handle to
close the door...it creaks.

When I take a rag with protectant on it and rub down the plastic parts
(panels) of the doors and also the center console areas...they creak...just
from the pressure of rubbing a rag over them.

Maybe I'm overly sensitive to all this (my other car is a Toyota
Camry...and the quality of the interior is just very very different...)

It's not just my car...I've looked at other Ford Mustangs and they are all
similiar in this respect...I don't think that mine was abused... For that
matter...it only has 26k miles on it and is in essentially showroom
condition.

You mention a couple of "fixes"....the audiophile stuff and
upholstering...do you have any web links to people who have done that?

Thanks so much for your reply.

Chuck
"SVTKate" <whoever@whatever.complaint.dept> wrote in message
news:7IRve.12316$pa3.556@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> If you think the Mustang panels are junk, you should try the Camaro after
> the same number of years.
>
> If the panels have eeen abused, they will creak a bit, even age is a
> factor.
> These cars are nearly 8 years old now.
> Check to be sure that they are tightened down properly, all the screws are
> hand tight and replace the plastic plugs. They even make some stuff that
> stereo shops use for sound deadning (sorry, I am not an audiophile) that
> may
> help reduce noise. It is possible that your car's previous owner was rough
> on them and you get the joy of the creaks.
>
> Some creaking is caused by the panels rubbing against other surfaces, like
> the dash, or or at the lower front corner against the door and so on.
> Check
> those spost and see. If so you can put something there to prevent the
> friction.
>
> You can also have the panels upholstered, that would be pretty sweet, not
> cheap but would be very easy on the eye.
>
> Another question, when does it creak? Where?
> Could something be out of adjustment? Your dash shouldn't creak unless you
> are pushing on it or something, if so, has it been in a wreck or
> something?
>
> Kate
> 98 Cobra Drop Top
>
>
> "c" <cwwwk@aol.com> wrote in message news:kxKve.3864$Eo.3153@fed1read04...
> : Hi, I have a '98 Mustang GT Convertible. It's a nice car, but the
> quality
> : of the interior is very poor. The door panels, and some dash panels
> creak.
> : The quality of materials and the way that things are assembled leaves a
> lot
> : to be desired.
> :
> : Is any after-market company making up-graded panels for these cars? Can
> the
> : panels be dis-assembled and fitted with some backing materials that
> help?
> :
> : Any comments?
> :
> : Thanks
> :
> :
>
>



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Old 06-27-2005, 13:01   #6 (permalink)
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"c" <cwwwk@aol.com> wrote in message news:kBUve.3890$Eo.2807@fed1read04...
: Hi Kate,
:
: Just what do you mean by "abusing a panel"? What can one do to abuse one?
: They just hang there....

Yanking on it, little kids hanging on it, kicking it when you get in and out

:
: As an example of creaking...when you pull on the interior door handle to
: close the door...it creaks.

:
: When I take a rag with protectant on it and rub down the plastic parts
: (panels) of the doors and also the center console areas...they
creak...just
: from the pressure of rubbing a rag over them.

It might be that the stuff that is on it will cause it to make a noise.
For instance, if you put certain waxes on a surface, then rub your finger
over it it will squeek.
Maybe it is drowned in some goop like Armour All...??

:
: Maybe I'm overly sensitive to all this (my other car is a Toyota
: Camry...and the quality of the interior is just very very different...)

There is a huge difference, yes.

:
: It's not just my car...I've looked at other Ford Mustangs and they are all
: similiar in this respect...I don't think that mine was abused... For
that
: matter...it only has 26k miles on it and is in essentially showroom
: condition.
:

Don't know what to tell you, It was just an observation from things I have
seen before.


: You mention a couple of "fixes"....the audiophile stuff and
: upholstering...do you have any web links to people who have done that?

Some of the guys here are into audio.

I had two places on my car that were creaky, at the upper front corner of
the door where it closed against the windshield pillar...
you are going to think this is stupid, but I took the chapstick out of my
pocket, rubbed a tiny bit on my finger and put it on the spot where it was
rubbing... no more squeek.

Wish I had more answers for you, I also think that if your door panels have
been R&Ied a couple of times it will cause some noise. No telling why yours
is doing it. Sorry. If I could look at it I might be able to help, but my
best guess is that it has something on it that is causing the squeek of
vinyl on vinyl.

:
: Thanks so much for your reply.

Sorry I wasn't more help
:
: Chuck

Hah! My big brother's name is Chuck!

Kate

: "SVTKate" <whoever@whatever.complaint.dept> wrote in message
: news:7IRve.12316$pa3.556@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
: > If you think the Mustang panels are junk, you should try the Camaro
after
: > the same number of years.
: >
: > If the panels have eeen abused, they will creak a bit, even age is a
: > factor.
: > These cars are nearly 8 years old now.
: > Check to be sure that they are tightened down properly, all the screws
are
: > hand tight and replace the plastic plugs. They even make some stuff that
: > stereo shops use for sound deadning (sorry, I am not an audiophile) that
: > may
: > help reduce noise. It is possible that your car's previous owner was
rough
: > on them and you get the joy of the creaks.
: >
: > Some creaking is caused by the panels rubbing against other surfaces,
like
: > the dash, or or at the lower front corner against the door and so on.
: > Check
: > those spost and see. If so you can put something there to prevent the
: > friction.
: >
: > You can also have the panels upholstered, that would be pretty sweet,
not
: > cheap but would be very easy on the eye.
: >
: > Another question, when does it creak? Where?
: > Could something be out of adjustment? Your dash shouldn't creak unless
you
: > are pushing on it or something, if so, has it been in a wreck or
: > something?
: >
: > Kate
: > 98 Cobra Drop Top
: >
: >
: > "c" <cwwwk@aol.com> wrote in message
news:kxKve.3864$Eo.3153@fed1read04...
: > : Hi, I have a '98 Mustang GT Convertible. It's a nice car, but the
: > quality
: > : of the interior is very poor. The door panels, and some dash panels
: > creak.
: > : The quality of materials and the way that things are assembled leaves
a
: > lot
: > : to be desired.
: > :
: > : Is any after-market company making up-graded panels for these cars?
Can
: > the
: > : panels be dis-assembled and fitted with some backing materials that
: > help?
: > :
: > : Any comments?
: > :
: > : Thanks
: > :
: > :
: >
: >
:
:


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Old 06-27-2005, 17:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Any Way to De-Creak Interior Panels?

On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 20:38:53 -0700, c wrote:

> Hi, I have a '98 Mustang GT Convertible. It's a nice car, but the quality
> of the interior is very poor. The door panels, and some dash panels creak.
> The quality of materials and the way that things are assembled leaves a lot
> to be desired.
>
> Is any after-market company making up-graded panels for these cars? Can the
> panels be dis-assembled and fitted with some backing materials that help?
>
> Any comments?
>
> Thanks


I have an 04 with a terribly noisy door panel. After taking it in three
times, and told them I wanted new door panels they came up with a silencer
kit, but it won't be here until the middle of June.
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Old 06-27-2005, 19:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Any Way to De-Creak Interior Panels?

"SVTKate" <whoever@whatever.complaint.dept> wrote

>: When I take a rag with protectant on it and rub down the plastic
>: parts (panels) of the doors and also the center console areas...they
> creak...just
>: from the pressure of rubbing a rag over them.
>
> It might be that the stuff that is on it will cause it to make a
> noise. For instance, if you put certain waxes on a surface, then rub
> your finger over it it will squeek.
> Maybe it is drowned in some goop like Armour All...??
>


Bingo... the only cars I've seen with bad plastic creaks >>> "Armor-
ALL!!"

Ta-da.

Why anyone would drown their interior in that stuff is beyond me... makes
it shiny, which it wasnt new, and causes glare.

And, frankly, I dont believe that it lengthens the life of the vinyl or
hard-form one bit.

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Old 06-28-2005, 05:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Any Way to De-Creak Interior Panels?

Hmmm....
and you're going to let them get away with that?

You car didn't come with a silencer kit, it came with a door panel.
Evidently a defective one.

I would insist that they do as requested in the beginning... replace the
panel.


"AW" <m@mm.mmm> wrote in message
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: On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 20:38:53 -0700, c wrote:
:
: > Hi, I have a '98 Mustang GT Convertible. It's a nice car, but the
quality
: > of the interior is very poor. The door panels, and some dash panels
creak.
: > The quality of materials and the way that things are assembled leaves a
lot
: > to be desired.
: >
: > Is any after-market company making up-graded panels for these cars? Can
the
: > panels be dis-assembled and fitted with some backing materials that
help?
: >
: > Any comments?
: >
: > Thanks
:
: I have an 04 with a terribly noisy door panel. After taking it in three
: times, and told them I wanted new door panels they came up with a silencer
: kit, but it won't be here until the middle of June.


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Old 06-28-2005, 16:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Any Way to De-Creak Interior Panels?

Maybe, if it's an audophile style kit then yes. If it's just a bunch of
junk then no. I will see the kit before I let them install it.

On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 11:14:29 +0000, SVTKate wrote:

> Hmmm....
> and you're going to let them get away with that?
>
> You car didn't come with a silencer kit, it came with a door panel.
> Evidently a defective one.
>
> I would insist that they do as requested in the beginning... replace the
> panel.
>
>
> "AW" <m@mm.mmm> wrote in message
> news:pan.2005.06.27.23.44.24.442275@mm.mmm...
> : On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 20:38:53 -0700, c wrote:
> :
> : > Hi, I have a '98 Mustang GT Convertible. It's a nice car, but the
> quality
> : > of the interior is very poor. The door panels, and some dash panels
> creak.
> : > The quality of materials and the way that things are assembled leaves a
> lot
> : > to be desired.
> : >
> : > Is any after-market company making up-graded panels for these cars? Can
> the
> : > panels be dis-assembled and fitted with some backing materials that
> help?
> : >
> : > Any comments?
> : >
> : > Thanks
> :
> : I have an 04 with a terribly noisy door panel. After taking it in three
> : times, and told them I wanted new door panels they came up with a silencer
> : kit, but it won't be here until the middle of June.


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