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Keeping choral risers quiet?

It makes me batty when my choir risers creak and squeak during concerts. I have wenger signature risers and now that I've had them for a few years they seem to make noise even if a singer shifts their weight. 
 
Does anyone one have any tricks? I've heard wd40 might work, but don't want to damage anything. I've also heard there is a trick with using talcum powder on stairs in theatre staging that might work - but that seems pretty sketchy! :) 
 
Tthanks for any any tired and true methods anyone might have. 
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on October 14, 2013 4:22am
I'd love to hear it as well - even new risers are squeaky. :-)
 
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on October 15, 2013 4:57am
This is distressing to hear.  I was looking forward to the day I could get new risers because ours also squeak (we use WD40 and try to stabalize them as much as possible).  Now I'm reading that new ones also squeak?  Please share your experience and suggestions with us!  Thank you!
on October 15, 2013 7:38am
I wonder if anyone has actually contacted Wenger about this?  At any rate, I try to make sure all the nuts and bolts are tight, and that often solves most of the problems.  If there are squeaks between the units, make sure they are properly connected, but then try pulling them out or jamming them hard together.  You can also just disconnect them, leaving a very small gap.  If your singers are aware, they will be safe.  Well, as safe as they can be...
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