What grease should be used to lubricate the internal mechanisms of glove boxes?
Why is it important to use the right product to lubricate a glove box?
Glove boxes are very often used by motorists. Several times a day, they are opened and closed. This operation must be done smoothly and without squeaking.
Glove boxes often contain sensitive objects (handbag, leather wallet, gloves, …) which must not be stained by the use of an unsuitable lubricant.
Finally, it is important to use a good lubricant capable of withstanding the high temperatures (-30 to +90°C) sometimes found in the vehicle’s interior. Indeed, in case of high temperatures, it is very unpleasant to be disturbed by the smell of inadequate grease once inside the vehicle.
Therefore, proper lubrication is essential not only to allow optimal use of the glove box throughout the life of the vehicle, but it is also a guarantee of quality.
Problems due to inadequate lubrication:
- Plastic incompatibility,
- Bleeding (lubricant may leak),
- Migration of grease into visible areas,
- Noise generated (squeaking, vibration),
- Can stain textiles or plastics,
- The smell of the lubricant in case of strong heat in the cabin..
MOLYKOTE® G-1057 Grease, meets the specifications of automotive OEMs.
MOLYKOTE® G-1057 Grease is a PAO-based grease designed for lubrication and noise reduction in vehicle interiors and components.
DuPont™ MOLYKOTE® G-1057 Grease has indeed been selected by OEMs for the following reasons:
- Ensures smooth movement,
- Reduces operating noise (squeaking, vibration)
- No bleeding (grease stays in place for the life of the vehicle)
- No migration of grease into visible areas
- Does not stain fabrics or plastics
- Temperature resistant from -50°C to +150°C.
MOLYKOTE® G-1057 Grease Technical Specifications:
- Temperature range: -50 to +150°C
- DTP base
- Good compatibility with most plastics
- Low oil separation and low oil diffusion
Other applications where MOLYKOTE® G-1057 Grease has been validated by automotive OEMs:
- Sliding door tracks and actuator
- Sunroof guide rail
- Blackout lubrication
- Sliding seat rails
- Switches, Car radio
- Window regulator