Re: Any Way to De-Creak Interior Panels?
"c" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
: 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
: matter...it only has 26k miles on it and is in essentially showroom
Don't know what to tell you, It was just an observation from things I have
: 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
Hah! My big brother's name is Chuck!
: "SVTKate" <email@example.com> wrote in message
: > If you think the Mustang panels are junk, you should try the Camaro
: > 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
: > 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
: > on them and you get the joy of the creaks.
: > Some creaking is caused by the panels rubbing against other surfaces,
: > 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,
: > 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
: > are pushing on it or something, if so, has it been in a wreck or
: > something?
: > Kate
: > 98 Cobra Drop Top
: > "c" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
: > : 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
: > lot
: > : to be desired.
: > :
: > : Is any after-market company making up-graded panels for these cars?
: > the
: > : panels be dis-assembled and fitted with some backing materials that
: > help?
: > :
: > : Any comments?
: > :
: > : Thanks
: > :
: > :