Button squeeking


#1

Hi have a seimitsue clear button that is squeeking. Less than a week old. It’s only one out of six that is doing this however.

Is it something that will break in after a while? Should I apply some dw40 to it, or open it up and apply dw40? Any associated risks to doing that?

Anyone have this same problem with seimitsu clears?


#2

no wd40 on plastic, that will break your buttons. Find a plastic friendly lubricant at a hardware store, or disassemble to button to check out why its making the noise.

whatever you do though no wd40


#3

I’d imagine that it would break in eventually

I Wouldn’t suggest using any type of lubricant

a) its gonna make a mess
b) it will attract dust
c) its going to cause slight friction between the body and the plunger


#4

I’d open it up. There may be dirt in there. Dirt or dust usually causes plastic squeaking. Either that or it was a factory lemon and is misshapen.


#5

Seconded. I agree with the post below that one too. Open the button up and check for gunk. Either it’s gunked up or just needs to be broken in. So this isn’t a completely worthless me too post, I’ll add that you should check the plunger and housing for a messy parting line. If you find that you should trim it down with an xacto knife.


#6

from my experience squeaky buttons usually tend to stop squeaking on their own after a while.


#7

Thanks for all the feedback. I will try to open it up without destroying it.