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Old 04-15-2019, 07:26 PM
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I've just graduated from a C5 convertible to a 2007 C6 Coupe. Wife and I are loving the car except for a Squeaky Targa Top. I took the top off and re-latched it, seemed to cure it for a few miles but it went back to squeaking.
Does anyone have a more permanent solution for this problem?
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:10 PM
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GM makes a lube for the pins and you can get a bottle of gasket revitalizer. I think mine is made by 303.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:36 PM
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I use nextzette Gummi Pflege Stift 3.38 oz bottle with applicator on my seals and gaskets . got it on Amazon. also added the o rings on the pins got them at Ace is the place hardware 79 cents each no more squeaks and rattles


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I have a small tube of Krytox - it's not cheap but lasts forever. Not sure this is your issue but it does keep the seals lubed.
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Old 04-16-2019, 02:02 PM
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Thanks to all who have replied, this gives me a place to start.
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Originally Posted by Ricks-LS1 View Post
Thanks to all who have replied, this gives me a place to start.
if you search YouTube there is a very nice detailed vid on that topic.
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I use nextzette Gummi Pflege Stift 3.38 oz bottle with applicator on my seals and gaskets . got it on Amazon. also added the o rings on the pins got them at Ace is the place hardware 79 cents each no more squeaks and rattles


I'm not to sure if the o-rings aren't enough gap to compromise the gasket to top seal. It's not something I would install.
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:54 PM
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I read this in another thread so not my idea but........
I have done all the recommended things to stop the rattle but while driving yesterday mine was rattling at the front driver side latch. While driving the car I released that latch for a few seconds, then latched it back down. Instantly rattle was gone, not really sure why. I do not have the C-clips on my rollers but probably will do that next.
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:17 PM
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You need to put a little bit of silicone grease on the part of the latch that physically engages the steal metal insert on the frame of the windshield. That is the main part that squeaks. Some silicone grease on the pegs can also help.
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