This is an easy fix. Yes, sometimes the brace will squeak because the advanced resin used in the Performathane® shell needs lubricating. Any type of spray lubricant such as silicone or similar sprayed directly in the rivet/hinge area where the upper and lower components meet will stop the squeaking. You can purchase silicone spray lubricant at any hardware store. We typically use WD-40 Silicone Spray, but any silicone spray will do.