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Initial post: Nov 16, 2009 11:24:32 AM PST
Poink says:
While it is not really irritating me, I would rather NOT have any squeaking in my car if possible. It usually happens when I am turning, going through humps/speed bumps unevenly, and when accelerating.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009 11:33:27 AM PST
Eat fewer beans, chilis, and spices.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009 11:34:07 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 16, 2009 11:34:28 AM PST
Don't be rude.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2009 11:38:04 AM PST
Sir NeaTh says:
Why get a car with leather seats if you aren't willing to deal with the consequences of owning a car with leather seats?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2009 11:39:12 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 16, 2009 11:41:22 AM PST
JimmyDean82... This is a FAMILY forum... behave.

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Posted on Nov 16, 2009 11:44:42 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2009 11:46:38 AM PST
ha!

Poink,

Are you talking about where 2 (60/40) seats meet and are rubbing against eachother and squeeking? If so, put a dryer sheet inbetween the two.

If you're talking about metal squeeks, then maybe you need some WD40.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009 11:47:35 AM PST
J. Sloan says:
Meguiar's G11116 Meg.Rich Leather Aloe Conditioner

This.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2009 11:53:18 AM PST
Poink says:
Nork,

>>Are you talking about where 2 (60/40) seats meet and are rubbing against eachother and squeeking? If so, put a dryer sheet inbetween the two.<<

Yes and thank you very much, I will try that.

Your helpful answer made up for all the "smart" ones. Thanks again!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2009 11:57:13 AM PST
No problem, but hey, at least the first reply was good for a laugh!

If your seats don't push together tight enough to pin a dryer sheet between them, you'll have to find a way to rig it up.

It's also a great way to keep your car smelling fresh!

If the dryer sheet option just won't work for you in any fashion, you might try baby powder, or some other fine grain powder that won't sand away at your leather from the rubbing.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009 11:58:04 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 16, 2009 12:02:05 PM PST
Mark Time says:
Soak them with 10w-30.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2009 12:05:58 PM PST
OldAmazonian says:
Brooks England Genuine Leather Dressing

Posted on Nov 16, 2009 12:06:28 PM PST
tonyS says:
wear underwear Fruit of the Loom Women's Classic White 3-Pack Briefs

Posted on Nov 16, 2009 12:07:55 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 16, 2009 12:08:43 PM PST
Poink says:
Chron,

Maybe I am not as smart as you, so yes.

There are lots of experience people share to help others selflessly. If I can tap that (wherever it is) then I will. FYI, I bought leather to minimize allergens because my daughter has asthma. Seat covers (your suggestion) is not an option. I am poor and this is my first leather car (bought used) so I don't know how to properly care for it and and don't want to experiment on it either.

Nork, Thanks again.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2009 12:09:29 PM PST
OldAmazonian says:
No joke, Mark. I used Vaseline on the upholstery of my old creaking Mercedes, and it kept the leather from cracking like most others of the same age eventually did. Must remember to buff it off though, if you care about how your clothes look.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009 12:18:25 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 16, 2009 12:22:15 PM PST
Pick up some Maguires leather wipes from an auto parts store.

It might not do anything to help the squeeking, but wiping your seats down once a week with these will keep your seats soft and conditioned.

I think I pay about $6 for a canister of these.

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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2009 12:33:36 PM PST
Poink says:
Chron

>>Listen, if you don't like my suggestion, that is ok by me. I'm just saying, if to pieces of leather are touching each other, and someone suggests putting something in there so they don't touch... it's hard for me to see that as "selfless" help.

But congrats on your new car, sounds pretty sweet w/ leather seats and all. Is it a late 80s BMW? <<

You will be amazed that using one product or item is not the same as using another. Simple as it may seem, getting the right information (dryer sheet in this case) is priceless to someone who is clueless.

I would love to get a BMW but I got a 2007 Camry instead. Initial cost + maintenance or cost of ownership (including gas) is the deciding factor.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2009 12:39:14 PM PST
Poink says:
Nork,

I already bought some leather conditioner/cleaner in lotion form and was actually advised to use it sparingly. Apparently, over doing it causes more damage than good too.

I will give the Meguires a try later if the one I got doesn't work.

Thanks!
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