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What to do with a squeaky holster?
« on: November 20, 2011, 12:01:21 PM »
I carry using a Crossbreed SuperTuck and I love this thing - super comfortable!  But it has one somewhat irritating problem, and that is that it squeaks when I move.  I worn it for around six months (not daily) now and thought that that would eventually go away with time, but not so far.

Has anyone else experienced this?  Is there a cure?

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Re: What to do with a squeaky holster?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 01:11:33 PM »
1. I just love your avatar!

2. Your holster squeaks where Kydex meets leather. Since they're not glued together, they rub against one another, and that's what squeaks.
You can't oil the leather, because you want it to remain pretty stiff, and oil softens it. The same goes for saddlesoap or mink oil. Further, the oil will leach out of the leather, and stain your clothes.
So you are left with three choices:
• Remove all of the Kydex, and coat the leather where it contacts the plastic with a little cake shoe wax ("polish"), for instance Kiwi neutral (clear, colorless).
• Inject some talcum or baby powder between the Kydex and the leather, to act as a dry lubricant. The talc will get on your clothes, but it'll wash out pretty easily.
• Or learn to live with the squeak.
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Re: What to do with a squeaky holster?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 01:36:04 PM »
I had the same issue but it was the Kydex J style belt clips rubbing on the horsehide causing the noise.  I found a thin rubber sheet at work with a peel-n-stick backing.  I cut it to size and stuck it to the back side of the J-clips and that cured the problem.  I don't know where you could find the material I used.
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Re: What to do with a squeaky holster?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2011, 02:19:30 PM »
Hmmm...
That's a really neat solution to the problem.
I'll remember it.
Thanks...
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Re: What to do with a squeaky holster?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2011, 09:02:08 PM »
You sure it's the holster?  None of us are getting younger.........(BG)

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Re: What to do with a squeaky holster?
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 10:09:56 AM »
My cbst did the same thing, I cut a lil piece of old t-shirt and put it between the clips and the leather. It worked great no more noise.
 
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Re: What to do with a squeaky holster?
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2011, 06:04:08 AM »
I've got the same problem with my new invisi-tuck made by The American Holster Company, its all leather (no Kydex) never thought it would be due to the belt clips rubbing on the leather but that makes sence. Just have to find something to put behind the metal clips. Thanks Beretta Dave, if anyone finds this type of material please let us know.
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Re: What to do with a squeaky holster?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2011, 06:10:36 AM »
You could give the rubber patch from an inner tube repair kit a try?
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Re: What to do with a squeaky holster?
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2011, 04:13:28 AM »
Problem Solved, yesterday I bought and used velcro fasteners to eliminate the squeaking. There peel and stick, stuck the felt ones on the back of the J clip, no more squeak.
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Re: What to do with a squeaky holster?
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2011, 10:50:10 AM »
Problem Solved, yesterday I bought and used velcro fasteners to eliminate the squeaking. There peel and stick, stuck the felt ones on the back of the J clip, no more squeak.
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Re: What to do with a squeaky holster?
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2011, 10:54:22 AM »
Which is why I love my non-squeaking holsters ...

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Re: What to do with a squeaky holster?
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2011, 07:01:00 AM »
you can get the rubber at a napa auto parts store, just thin gasket material ....
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