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John V
11-09-2006, 11:38 AM
http://www.handa-accessories.com/shin.jpg

This stuff has all but silenced the rubber-on-rubber squeaking that was happening due to convertible top seals rubbing against one another in cold weather. It's meant to lubricate and condition rubber parts, so it can be used on all sorts of auto-body gaskets like door seals. Good stuff! I never realized how much squeaking was going on just from the seals. Sh!t be quiet now... :D

undefined
11-09-2006, 11:43 AM
I don't notice any squeaking (although I rarely have the top on :dunno: )

bren
11-09-2006, 11:44 AM
Move somewhere cold.

JST
11-09-2006, 11:49 AM
Is that the equivalent of the old BMW Gummipflege (sp?) I used that on my E36 and was simply amazed at the difference in noise.

John V
11-09-2006, 11:50 AM
I don't notice any squeaking (although I rarely have the top on :dunno: )

. . .cold weather.

John V
11-09-2006, 11:51 AM
Is that the equivalent of the old BMW Gummipflege (sp?) I used that on my E36 and was simply amazed at the difference in noise.

Yes, it's basically the same stuff as Gummipflege which is NLA.

undefined
11-09-2006, 11:55 AM
it gets cold here :dunno:

John V
11-09-2006, 12:06 PM
How cold is cold?

FC
11-09-2006, 12:16 PM
I don't notice any squeaking (although I rarely have the top on :dunno: )

You don't have a true convertible. You have a toupe.

Sharp11
11-09-2006, 12:24 PM
http://www.handa-accessories.com/shin.jpg

This stuff has all but silenced the rubber-on-rubber squeaking that was happening due to convertible top seals rubbing against one another in cold weather. It's meant to lubricate and condition rubber parts, so it can be used on all sorts of auto-body gaskets like door seals. Good stuff! I never realized how much squeaking was going on just from the seals. Sh!t be quiet now... :D

Hey John,

Thanks for the tip.

Is it available through hardware stores?

(on a side note, it's really nice here today, I think I'm going to put the top down one last time).

Ed

undefined
11-09-2006, 01:15 PM
How cold is cold?

in the 20s :dunno:

John V
11-09-2006, 01:55 PM
in the 20s :dunno:

Hm. Well maybe your car doesn't have enough seals for you to notice the squeaking?

Ed, you have to get this stuff either online or through a Honda dealer. It has a Honda part number.

We should have a number of top-down days left this year... heck, I rode the motorcycle to work this morning. It stays out until the salt flies.

ff
11-09-2006, 02:21 PM
All this talk of cold weather makes me.... glad that I live in FL.

:cool: :flipoff:

mark07
11-09-2006, 02:36 PM
Hah I saw this title and asked myself "Why is this guy using thermal grease for CPUs on his convertible top?" It never even crossed my mind that Shin Etsu manufactures more than just awesome thermal grease.

John V
11-09-2006, 02:40 PM
All this talk of cold weather makes me.... glad that I live in FL.

:cool: :flipoff:

Other than the relative lack of autocrossing in the winter, I love it. The only thing that sucks is Maryland basically doesn't get any snow in the winter.

JST
11-09-2006, 02:41 PM
Other than the relative lack of autocrossing in the winter, I love it. The only thing that sucks is Maryland.

Fixed.

John V
11-09-2006, 02:45 PM
Fixed.

I like Maryland. :(

FC
11-09-2006, 03:01 PM
Hah I saw this title and asked myself "Why is this guy using thermal grease for CPUs on his convertible top?" It never even crossed my mind that Shin Etsu manufactures more than just awesome thermal grease.

Funny, I thought I had seen that used by our thermal engineers in my last job. That explains it.

Theo
11-13-2006, 12:06 PM
Yes, it's basically the same stuff as Gummipflege which is NLA.

Oh thanks for the heads up. I am halfway through my last tube of Gummipflege. I agree with JST. This also helps on the window seals in the E36 for the mysterious "auto up" not functioning properly.

undefined
12-01-2006, 02:21 AM
How cold is cold?

http://forums.carmudgeons.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1723




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rumatt
12-01-2006, 02:42 AM
Fixed.

:lol:

Cold is annoying. Not the end of the world though.

Snow and salt sucks though.

TD
12-01-2006, 07:54 AM
http://forums.carmudgeons.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1723




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For a short while longer...

http://forums.carmudgeons.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1724&stc=1&d=1164974032

TD
12-01-2006, 07:55 AM
:lol:

Cold is annoying. Not the end of the world though.

Snow and salt sucks though.
On this, I agree 100%.

I'd rather have 33 deg rain than snow.

John V
12-01-2006, 08:42 AM
I disagree 100%. If it's gonna be cold, there better be snow.

operknockity
12-01-2006, 08:55 AM
So, where'd you get it (looks like a Honda parts depot) and how much is it?

BTW, found this thread over at the S2KCA Forum: http://www.s2kca.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10135

John V
12-01-2006, 08:57 AM
The Shin Etsu Grease? I think Ken ordered it online. It does have a Honda p/n.

clyde
12-01-2006, 09:17 AM
Cold is dumb.

Doesn't matter if there's rain, snow, sleet, ice, or wahtever else or nothing. Cold is just dumb.

John V
12-01-2006, 09:59 AM
Just over a month and I'll be in my winter wonderland for a week...

http://www.parkcitymountain.com/winter/index.html

:) :) :)

JST
12-01-2006, 10:20 AM
Just over a month and I'll be in my winter wonderland for a week...

http://www.parkcitymountain.com/winter/index.html

:) :) :)

And in just under a month I'll be in mine:

http://www.stvincentresidency.org/images/CLEVELAND%20WINTER_2004.jpg

Not quite as exciting, but at least the lake guarantees that in addition to being ass cold, it will be snowy.

equ
12-01-2006, 10:57 AM
On this, I agree 100%.

I'd rather have 33 deg rain than snow.

No way. Snow is awesome... Best time to be sideways, whether on snow tires or on skis :)

clyde
12-01-2006, 11:22 AM
No way. Snow is awesome... Best time to be sideways, whether on snow tires or on skis :)
http://forums.carmudgeons.com/showthread.php?t=3644

Theo
12-01-2006, 12:28 PM
Just over a month and I'll be in my winter wonderland for a week...

http://www.parkcitymountain.com/winter/index.html

:) :) :)

ohhh nice!!

Me to although we will be staying at my sisters lake house right across the lake from this new resort. I cant wait to get in some slope time on the new runs. Three and a half weeks and counting!! Wohoooo

http://www.tamarackidaho.com/