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Squeaking shell chair

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by ChetMaker, 7 Sep 2020.

  1. ChetMaker

    ChetMaker

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    Hi,

    I have a few of those 'shell' chairs. That's the model, but you can find dozens of variations - https://www.officesight.com/wholesa...k-plastic-mid-century-modern-shell-chair.html

    They start to squeak when I sit down. I tried to tighten bolts, but they're are too worn out. I'm looking for replacement for those, but I wonder what else can be worth trying. Applying WD-40? Trying to add some cushion pads between the screw and plastic or the metal part?
     
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  3. foxhole

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    Fixing them securely should stop the squeaks.
     
  4. conny

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    Slacken the bolts slightly and put some talcum powder between the frame and the seat. Re-tighten bolts.
    You may have to do this every couple of months.
    Alternatively slip a little piece of thin rubber in the gap and make sure fixings are tight as possible.
     
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