If you’re interested in quieting down the fret button noise on your guitar, or if you just want smoother button action, here’s an easy mod.
Pick up a white lithium grease crayon at your local hardware store. This is usually in the automotive or lubricant section. It’s only a few bucks.
Remove the buttons from the guitar neck. I documented how to remove the fret buttons in an earlier post.
Once you have the buttons out, apply the white lithium grease around the edges of the button, as pictured. Don’t go too high, but cover around all the edges.
Replace the buttons in the neck, and enjoy smoother, quieter button action!