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Slight drivers door noise when cold

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    [Mar 27, 2014]
    Hi everyone

    ive noticed a slight drivers door noise when it's cold inside and outside. Not frozen, just cold.

    It's a very slight creak, nothing major and doesn't sound like its a rattle in the door or anything.

    Im thinking lubrication of a seal or lock mechanism etc - anyone else had any problems? Dealer is a 90 mile round trip so will try something at home first before booking in if I have to.
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    [Mar 27, 2014]
    Mine has been creaking since day one.
    3000 miles later and I still haven't found the will to get it sorted.
    I seem to have become accustomed to it now.
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    [Mar 27, 2014]
    Mine had a rattle that sounded like a pen was bouncing about in the driver's door pocket. Again, I've had my car since January (cold weather) and noticed that the rattle seemed to disappear as the car interior warmed up during each journey.
    I've tried lubricating the door seals but I'm still undecided as to whether or not it's cured the problem.
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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    Interesting. If there is a break in the rain today I'll have a look at mine
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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    What are you using to lubricate the door seals?
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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    I used "Einszett Gummi Pflege Rubber Care Stick 100ml - Rubber Treatment - Roll On" - got it from Mick's Garage on a well known auction site - two for a tenner!

    I'm not sure whether it was recommended here or on another forum.
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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    As above, it is the door seals, modern car design has resulted in this issue...
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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    What do you do with the rubber sealant sticks then ????
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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    I rub them on the rubber seals?
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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    The official stuff is DuPont Krytox

    but other members have found that crayons (pref black) have worked wonders !
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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    Furniture polish that contains silicon, works on sticky curtain rails as well...
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    veeeight I am a very pretty girl

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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    Fork 'Andles will also do the trick.
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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    I've got some silicone grease that I will try initially then, hopefully that will help
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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    Thanks for all the replies- will get some if needed, which by the sounds of things might be sooner than later.
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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    I noticed today that my driver's door rattles. At first I thought it was my sunglasses case, but when I removed the case the noise was still present. I sounds like a pen rattling around but there's nothing in the door. This could drive me crazy as I hate rattles and one reason I opted for an Audi.
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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    +1... I use this too and it has sorted the problem. I have to re apply every couple of months.

    einszett gummi pflege / rubber care stick - 100ml | eBay

    I'm sure I read somewhere on here not to apply silicon spray etc to rubber seals as it actually speeds up the degradation of the rubber?
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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    Seems sorted now, used a very thin film of silicone grease on both door rubbers. Let's see how long it lasts!
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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    Silicon rubber is a polymer isn't it, often used for seals...
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