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Old 03-03-2018, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default Cowl lacing - oil?

Have a hell of a sweak in my cowl area, do you reccomend oiling up the cowl lacing?
Mine is a few years old but seems dry and stiff, you can see where it rubs/sits with the hood, I'm thinking this is where the noise is coming from.
Oil---yes---no
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Old 03-03-2018, 02:37 PM   #2
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I don’t know if never heard of oiling the cowl lacing. Try rubbing some bar soap just to see if the squeak goes away. It not a permanent fix but just to hear it that’s fixes the squeak
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Old 03-03-2018, 02:41 PM   #3
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Genius, good idea, will let yoou know
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Old 03-03-2018, 02:52 PM   #4
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also a candle -
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Old 03-03-2018, 03:33 PM   #5
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I've used this stuff.

https://www.idealtruevalue.com/store...SABEgIEs_D_BwE
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Old 03-03-2018, 04:21 PM   #6
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Default Re: Cowl lacing - oil?

We've had a Door Ease stick for 40 years, like 1955 posted. It's great for door latches also. Sometimes we also use a very small amount of vaseline on the lacing rub areas only.
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Old 03-03-2018, 04:31 PM   #7
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I wouldn't use motor oil, but maybe neatsfoot oil, which is used to waterproof and soften up shoe leather. Available at Ace Hardware.
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also a candle -
The candle seemed to help, but now I can't close my hood.
But the soap worked wonders.
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Old 03-03-2018, 05:13 PM   #9
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Maybe dust a little powdered graphite on the lacing.
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neetsfoot oil would be my choice
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:29 PM   #11
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The candle seemed to help, but now I can't close my hood.
But the soap worked wonders.

Oh, that is a good one. Try jumping on the hood?
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Oh, that is a good one. Try jumping on the hood?
Just donít light it
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Just light ONE end!---LOL
Guess Who?
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Old 03-03-2018, 09:53 PM   #15
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Go to Menards or your local store that sells toilet setting rings. They are made from bee's wax and are the same thing as the Door-Ease sticks, but only cost a couple bucks for much more bee's wax. Rub that on the lacing.
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Old 03-03-2018, 10:52 PM   #16
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Wondering if the hood latches need some work? More tension making the noise go away?
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Wondering if the hood latches need some work? More tension making the noise go away?

I put oil on my latches, as they are a moving part. Ever notice how many of the original latches have a hole worn to a slot on the bottom of the latch?
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