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Old 10-30-2013, 07:12 PM   #18
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I've used Gummi Pfledge for years, can't fault it on all sorts of rubber/silicon products.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:45 PM   #19
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I'm glad that both John5 and DW58 got great results with Gummi Pledge.
I find it hard to believe that it didn't wok for me, and I would doubt myself were it no for the very direct cause and effect after my last application.
I got mine from Amazon, perhaps the version sold in the US differs from the European version?

The Dielecrtic Grease was highly praised on whatever Corvette forum that I had found it under.
Those guys were complaining about rattling T-tops.
I would imagine that those older Corvettes flexed a lot.

In any event, it's nice to see that two solutiions have been found.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:12 PM   #20
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Isn't there a danger of grease degrading the rubber? Presumably you haven't tried in on a Mk7 assuming that you're Stateside?
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:05 PM   #21
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Isn't there a danger of grease degrading the rubber? Presumably you haven't tried in on a Mk7 assuming that you're Stateside?
I read both positive and negatives on the subject.
Like just about any search you do on the internet, there are prett ardent suppporters and opponents for both sides.
I sided with the supporters.
It's been nearly three years (no degradation at all - if anything, the seals ook fantastic) so you'll have to forgive me if I forget exactly what I read in support of this stuff.
But, suffice it to say that it had been used extensively and over years by these guys.
In the electrical applications as well, they said how the very purpose of this stuff was to keep thing in good condition etc.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:03 AM   #22
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Sounds like it works then, presumably no petroleum products in the mix then.
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Old 12-01-2014, 04:11 AM   #23
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I've been chasing a creaky passenger door and trying all the fixes I read on the forum without having any luck. Finally I tried tightening the nut under the door and it didn't work. Feeling I overtightened it, I loosened it to its starting position plus 1-1/2 to to turns out. Amazingly it worked to get rid of the noise!! Couldn't believe it
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Old 12-29-2014, 07:08 PM   #24
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I think Roger2050 from VWVortex has described the exact same problem as the one posted here.

He used an alternative method to the one suggested here. He inserted a vinyl tubing between the seals

Browse through his build thread and find post #799.
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Old 12-29-2014, 08:19 PM   #25
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I've since found a product that works far better and longer than anything else I've tried:

SailKote

It's a dry lubricant spray geared for marine applications.
You spray it on the felt portion of the weather stripping.
I've had exceptional results using it.
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:48 PM   #26
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Door seal might not be in focus but what a great looking lawn :-)
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:43 AM   #27
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Hello guys,

My Golf is suffering from creaking doors almost since the beginning.
I bought special lubricant, which is kind of petrolatum, before I used silicon spray. It helps, but for some limited time (e.g. 2 weeks) and there - after rain or cleaning the car - problem returns.

I applied the lubricant only on the smooth side (outer) of seal, but I saw you guys saying to apply it also on the inner side? Did it help?
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Old 07-11-2015, 05:54 PM   #28
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Just happened upon this thread, I've had a creaking door since almost new but just chose to ignore it whilst I could find time to get to the dealership. I have some GummPledge from my Scirocco days that I used to sop the windows sticking to the doorframe in cold weather. Applied it on my GTi as described, creaks gone!
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Old 07-14-2015, 02:22 AM   #29
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Gummi Pfledge works wonders on creaking doors. BMWs have this problem as well and I always solved it by applying Gummi Pfledge on the door seals.
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:34 PM   #30
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A more permanent fix fellas.

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...viewfull=1#799
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:18 PM   #31
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A couple of photo's of the top of the driver's side door. Apologies for the dreadful focusing of my camera but you can see the double rubber seal and where I've splayed them out.

That's all it is - just the action of the inner seal rubbing against the outer seal makes the doors creak like the Mary Rose. The Mk7 fit and finish is top notch but the creaky doors let it down. I'm relieved it's a piece of cake to remedy such an aggravating annoyance. Use your fingers, silicone spray or Rob's suggestion for rubber seal lubricant.
Dude I've had this problem for weeks and it was driving me insane. I sprayed some silicone spray in that area where you took pictures and the sound went away completely. Thanks!
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Old 02-22-2016, 02:20 AM   #32
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I use Auto Glym vinyl and rubber care on my door seals. Never heard of Gummi Pfledge stuff... has anyone else used Auto Glym stuff before?
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Old 02-23-2016, 02:20 AM   #33
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Just wanted to chime in.

I bought Gummi Pflege last year and used it to try to solve my creaking doors when turning onto the ramp for our underground parking. I assumed it was the contact points between the rubber seal and the painted surfaces in the door jamb. I treated everything, and the noise was still there.

Yesterday I stumbled across this thread and decided to give it another go using the guidance from the pictures. I used liberal amounts of Gummi Pflege and spread it around using a finger. I wasn't paying attention this morning when I left for the office and wasn't sure if the second attempt helped, but coming back I listened carefully as I turned onto the ramp -- no more creaking!
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Old 02-23-2016, 10:57 AM   #34
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Lots of good tips in this thread. I used Megs Mirror Glaze Vinyl&Rubber Cleaner and it seems to have reduced it by 90%. I may have to try Gummi Pflege some time to see if it works better. Only problem is Pflege seems pretty expensive for how much you get.
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