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Squeaking windscreen #751466
09/08/22 07:25 PM
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Sounds mad, but as the weather has got hotter so the windscreen on my Roadster has developed the most annoying squeak. It sounds as if it's coming from the lower edge towards the centre, it's pretty much constant and it seems to be getting louder by the day. I've eliminated what I think are other possible noise sources in that general area, including sidescreen-to-door fit and lubricating the bonnet tapes. It looks as if the original 13-year old black sealant between the lower edge of the screen and the chrome surround is still in place and has gone a bit crispy. I don't really relish taking out the screen for a general look-see, especially single-handed (and it's pretty-much impossible to photograph). Has anyone else had the same issue, and cured it -- if so how ? I'm thinking some kind of penetrating sealer, dribbled in from the outside, but don't know if it exists..... frown


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Re: Squeaking windscreen [Re: Lordofthewings] #751468
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Does your car have the rubber seal between the windscreen and scuttle? .... if so, you could try lifting the bottom of it with a fingernail and puffing a bit of talcum powder under it.

K

Re: Squeaking windscreen [Re: Lordofthewings] #751471
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Thanks, yes it has a rubber seal (pic attached), I'd never thought of talc for that application but it sounds a lot less effort than my idea. What happens though when it rains and/or I wash the screen, won't that make a really messy paste ?
When all else fails and I take the screen out, how horrible a job is that ? Risk of breakage, damage to paintwork, wish I hadn't even thought of it, etc...........But on the other hand this is seriously impacting my quality of life.
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Re: Squeaking windscreen [Re: Lordofthewings] #751473
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If you remove the windscreen be carefull to note where each screw is going. The length is different . And dont break the wire at the bottom .

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Thanks, I've noted that the screws on each side of the frame are 3x short, 1x long (weirdly ?).
How heavy is the screen, say 15kg ? There must be a thread on TM (can't find it...), on "how to remove the windscreen". I have visions of a couple of those rubber suckers that the screen specialists use, connected by a rope hoist over a couple of pulleys suspended from the roof beams in my garage. Lots of blankets over the bonnet. What could possibly go wrong ??


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Re: Squeaking windscreen [Re: Lordofthewings] #751476
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Perhaps a little squirt of WD 40 might stop the squeek (and let you know for sure where it was coming from ) ... probably easier than talc in retrospect

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K

Ps if it is the screen/scuttle seal then maybe a thin smear of silicone grease between them will be a more permanent solution once you know for sure where the noise is coming from

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Re: Squeaking windscreen [Re: Lordofthewings] #751479
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My 2012 had a light creak at the nearside base of the screen.

That turned out to be one of the tacks which hold the bulkhead tape in place, just moving as the body flexed. It took a long time to find.


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Re: Squeaking windscreen [Re: Lordofthewings] #751493
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Maybe I can help here. I also had a squeak painful to the ears and at first I could not locate it. Then I found the origin. It is the contact of the front part of the frame of the side window where it touches the rubber which is attached to the windshield. Just rub some petroleum jelly on it and all is well again. Terrible effect and easy fix.
Unless you have the terrible squeak even when you drive without side windows. I don't have a tip for that.


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Re: Squeaking windscreen [Re: Lordofthewings] #751508
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Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. It definitely isn't the sidescreen/frame interface, I've already resolved that one. And it's the same with sidescreens on or off. The noise is actually more like a "creaking floorboard", and I reckon it's the junction between the glass and the lower part of the chromed frame. The ony photo I could find is on GoMog, I have highlighted the area where the noise seems to be coming from. I may try some "flowable" silicone sealer to see if that lubricates or generally improves matters.

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Re: Squeaking windscreen [Re: Lordofthewings] #751545
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Peter

why not try a squirt or two of this WD-40 specialist high performance silicone lubricant

You could squeeze the 'straw' under the rubber gasket and the fluid will (probably) find its own way along the length of the seal.

Not too much lost if it doesn't work...... thumbs

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