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Old 07-30-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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squeaky rear hatch interior panel

First of all, Im a newbie. I've learned tons from reading posts in the past few weeks since I got my ZX3. Thanks!

The black plastic interior panel on the inside of my ZX3's hatch is attached by four screws and +/-8 clips. The clips and screws were on tight, and there's no sign on the inside of the panel of any contact with the lock or wiper motor. The panel is squeaking like crazy while I drive. Im assuming it's the metal clips contacting the metal of the hatch. Anyone have any suggestions for stopping the squeak? Should I put some type of lube on the clips, or put a vibration/sound deadener like dynamat on the hatch under the panel?


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Old 08-13-2013, 07:42 PM   #2
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Thin weather stripping along the edge would work.
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yeah those clips.can be annoying..I've used thin tape over the clips to prevent metal on plastic squeek
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Thanks fellas. I was going to rub a little synthetic lube I have for my bicycle on the metal clips, assuming they are the culprit. Just for fun, I came across a silicone cloth used for wiping down the external parts of firearms in my shooting stuff. I wiped the clips and the contact areas of the inside of the hatch with that and the squeak is gone. I'll see how long it lasts.
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