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Squeak and Creak Elimination (sunroof, moonroof, door frame, bushings, etc)

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Squeak and Creak Elimination (sunroof, moonroof, door frame, bushings, etc)

Post by JNavas » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:22 am

Never ever use silicone! It can make squeaks worse in the long run!
(Or WD-40! Or any petroleum-based oil or grease, including lithium grease.)
What you need is synthetic lubricant with PTFE.
  1. Best such product: Krytox GPL105 (or GPL104). Unfortunately, it can be hard to find and expensive.
  2. Next best product: Finish Line Extreme Fluoro Grease. While it's readily available, it's a grease that's harder to apply than an oil for squeak and creak elimination.
  3. Reasonable alternative: Super Lube Synthetic Oil With PTFE.
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Re: Squeak and Creak Elimination (sunroof, moonroof, door frame, bushings, etc)

Post by JNavas » Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:32 pm

Another option I just found: DuPont Teflon Non-Stick Dry-Film Lubricant
Available as liquid or spray.
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Re: Squeak and Creak Elimination (sunroof, moonroof, door frame, bushings, etc)

Post by erikv11 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:07 pm

How about Silicone Grease with PTFE for when the plastic door check gets greasy? https://www.amazon.com/Super-Lube-92003 ... 07BSNY44N/

It's compatible with basically everything (except silicone rubber): http://www.super-lube.com/files/pdfs/Su ... _Chart.pdf
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Re: Squeak and Creak Elimination (sunroof, moonroof, door frame, bushings, etc)

Post by JNavas » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:59 pm

erikv11 wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:07 pm
How about Silicone Grease with PTFE for when the plastic door check gets greasy? https://www.amazon.com/Super-Lube-92003 ... 07BSNY44N/
It's compatible with basically everything (except silicone rubber): http://www.super-lube.com/files/pdfs/Su ... _Chart.pdf

Avoid silicone in most automotive applications. It's not only bad for silicone rubber,
but also for paint and finishes, and is difficult to remove, plus many silicone lubes
have a petroleum base. Go with pure PTFE instead.
Silicone lubes work best for electrical insulation and plumbing.
Hope that helps,
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Re: Squeak and Creak Elimination (sunroof, moonroof, door frame, bushings, etc)

Post by erikv11 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:08 pm

Thanks for your insight. Against you're sound advice I'm going to go with it anyway. It's not "many silicone lubes" it is a specific SuperLube product, with a pure silicone base. Not petroleum based. Sounds like I'm fine if I keep it off the finish. Difficult to remove can be a good thing, too. Not really interested in buying another product, the chemicals aisle is my least favorite part of working on the car ...
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 286k
'06 S60 R, 167k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 125k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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Re: Squeak and Creak Elimination (sunroof, moonroof, door frame, bushings, etc)

Post by JNavas » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:47 pm

Super Lube Silicone Grease is not compatible with silicone rubber, some plastics, or many finishes, and removal difficulty is not an asset. It.is great on gaskets, valves, o rings, and electrical connections, but is not a good general purpose automotive lubricant. Super Lube Synthetic Oil With PTFE (as in my original post) would be a better choice. But all that said, if you're careful not to get it on finishes, you're probably okay with Super Lube Silicone Grease .
Hope that helps,
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