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I have a noise issue when the truck slightly flexes (like going into a driveway) and there is a ton of creaking noises coming from the doors. It sounds like its door seals rubbing due to the body flex. Any fixes?
 

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Try rubbing some baby powder on the gaskets.

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Take some simple green (or any degreaser) and clean the seals on the body and the door then take some silicone spray on a towel and wipe em down.

The ridgeline body does not flex much. But might just a little. I know I have creaks coming from the door panels themselves. Need to replace all the clips one of these days.
 

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Take some simple green (or any degreaser) and clean the seals on the body and the door then take some silicone spray on a towel and wipe em down.
All my Ridgelines and Accord and Civic tend to get "creaky doors" after a while. I just wipe them down with a damp towel each time I wash the vehicle and apply some silicone spray using a rag as needed. It's a temporary fix that lasts a variable amount of time.

Honda's solution is Shin-Etsu grease. It's about two-thirds of the way down on this page:

https://www.handa-accessories.com/ridgelinemaint.html
 

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I use o-ring lubricant, I can't remember the brand atm, but it's specifically formulated to "condition" rubber type products as well as lubricate.
When o-rings and seals are conditioned, they will not only stop shrinking, but actually grow slightly preventing cracks and tears.
Most auto parts stores or industrial shops like Granger will carry it. You can get it in large quantities cheap.
 

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^^^^^^^^

Plus 1 for Shin Etsu. Works great - I use it on my weather stripping for convertible & hard top on my S2000. When it was new I thought I had a mechanical 'rattle' & was pissed big time (nearly new & rattles!?). Well the dealer just put some Shin Etsu on the rubber & it was quiet as could be. I would never have imagined myself that rubber could make all of that racket.

I keep a tube on hand at all times. Works great.
 

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Sounds good guys, I just ordered some to compare.
I've been using DOW CORNING MOLYKOTE 55. The tube will easily last my lifetime and then some, but I just wanted to compare.
 

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I need to get some Shin-Etsu grease. $23.50 with shipping from H&A. Amazon has it on Prime for $17.35.

I need to check my local dealer for prices.
 

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I need to get some Shin-Etsu grease. $23.50 with shipping from H&A. Amazon has it on Prime for $17.35.

I need to check my local dealer for prices.
Yeah speed, just ordered it from amazon myself, being lazy I went ahead and grabbed some Honda antifreeze and air filters while I was there too, needed to get my stock going.....lol.
 

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Shin-Etsu grease arrived today.
It's 71*F outside so I'm in the process of doing the seals atm.
It seems to be about the same consistency, but feels a tad thicker than the Molykote 55 when being applied.
Either way, it seems to be of good quality and I can tell the seals really needed it, especially around the windows since the weathertech deflectors sit inside the channel.

I will add a little to all the hinges/mechanisms and such tomorrow since I just used the eye dropper with 3n1 oil and want to let that work in.

The weather is great atm, so I want to get at least 3 coats of my wax on her before winter.
Oh.....and the wife wants to know who on here is feeding my OCD......lol.
 

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Truck is done.
I did all the door seals; window seals; cab seals (even the 1" strip, it needed it); trunk seals; hood seals and hood bump stops.
I notice that one of the side hood bump stops was missing, looked up and it was stuck to the hood as it pulled out of the retainer.
Fixed that issue and doubt it will return now that it's greased.
I applied it generously and thoroughly inside/outside/under all seals wherever I could get it.
I used at least 1/3rd of the 100 g tube if not slightly more.
 

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I need to get some Shin-Etsu grease. $23.50 with shipping from H&A. Amazon has it on Prime for $17.35.

I need to check my local dealer for prices.
I have had Shin-Etsu grease on my amazon wish list for months and the price has remained rock solid at $14.55 (Keenan Honda is the seller). I also have Prime. I have heard that amazon alters pricing based on geographic location and I now wonder if that is true.
 

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Yes Dnick, I applied by hand ever where then used a Q-tip to get down in the window channel with the windows down.
I kept loading up the Q-tip and repeated going around the channel in up/down motion to get the grease in there.
That part was a little time consuming, but worth it as the windows seem to roll up/down faster now or at least have less resistance.
 
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