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post #1 of 4 Old 10-11-2010, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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It is now literally driving me mad. I've tried silicon spray, silicon grease. Works for a week and then tends to get even worse. My wife also moaned about catching her clothes on thesticky seals getting in and out of the car. I think the grease eventually attracts dirt, and actually makes things worse in the long term.

If I wash the seals, they are great for a day and then return to their usual routine.

I'm getting some silicon removal fluid. Am going to clean them off all grease and start again.

Surely someone somewhere knows what causes this, and has a solution!?
It is destroying my effection for what is otherwise a very good car.

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-11-2010, 04:41 PM
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Hi, my doors groaned as much as the missus ( very close at least! ).
By some autoglym rubber dressing ( yellow label ), clean the car, polish inside edges of doors, apply dressing to rubber door seals & felt like seals on edges of doors, I used an old scorer backed dish foam pad to apply to rubber seals and just sprayed liberally on doors and wiped with foam pad. Hasn't creaked for 7 months, no residue left over to get on clothes either, hope this helps!

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post #3 of 4 Old 10-11-2010, 04:47 PM
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excuse the non provable thinking
If the door seals are creaking then there most probably will be movement between the two faces and;

If there is movement, are the door latches adjusted properly (i.e. pulling the door closed enough). In most previous cars I've had it is possible to adjust the position of the latch striker plate both vertically and horizontally

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My old 66 Cortina used to do this - it was because I had put car polish on the areas of the door that meet the rubber. Movement of the door, however slight, against the rubber makes a noise akin to polystyrene on glass!
Consequently, I avoid getting polish on rubber-contact areas and have had no trouble with this on any car, since.
As suggested, lubricants dry out and may cause more of a nuisance than they cure.

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