Molykote® Lubricants for Vehicle Exterior Design

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Molykote Lubricants for Vehicle Exterior Design

Design for Lightweight Styling Durability

Meet your critical lubrication requirements for advanced vehicle exterior design with Molykote brand specialty lubricants from Dow Consumer Solutions.

With our in-depth expertise, a heritage of innovation, problem-solving collaboration and reliable global supply and technical support, these high-performance Smart Lubrication™ solutions are precisely formulated and application-matched to help you achieve:

  • Energy efficiency with reduced friction losses and increased wear control
  • Comfort and design with enhanced smoothness and reduced noise and vibration
  • Safety with added component reliability, less wear and more corrosion resistance
  • Sustainability with increased process efficiency and durable component service life

Design for lightweight styling durability with a choice of Molykote brand Smart Lubrication solutions:molykote-lubricants-exteriors-vehicles-dge-industrial

  • Greases with special additives to resist water washout, evaporation or oxidation
  • Silicone compounds for light-load lubricating and sealing in extreme temperatures
  • Anti-seize pastes with high levels of lubricating solids for heavy loads and slow speeds
  • Anti-friction coatings for clean, dry-film lubrication to control friction, wear and noise
  • Solids and powders for plastics lubrication and specialized friction-control additives
  • Oils and dispersions with performance additives in synthetic or mineral blends

Innovate With Smart Science

Proven, effective Molykote brand Smart Lubrication solutions can help you meet vehicle exterior design goals for durable styling innovation:

Reduce mass without compromising durability

  • Sunroof, panoramic roof slides
  • Sliding door, liftgate rails
  • Adaptive front lighting systems (AFS) actuators and guides

Reduce squeaks, rattles and unwanted noise

  • Mirrors, antennas
  • Body-control actuators
  • Windshield wiper motors and levers
  • Control/release cables

Protect and lubricate vehicle security and access

  • Door entry, latching and locking systems
  • Hood, trunk, liftgate and sliding door opening and latching mechanisms

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Smart Lubrication™ Selection Guide: Exterior Applications

Application Design Need
Actuators, Small MotorsReduced friction, wear and noise
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® YM-102 GreaseSynthetic grease for lubrication of plastic components
Molykote® EM-50L GreaseSynthetic grease with good noisedamping properties
Application Design Need
AFS Headlamp ActuatorExtended lubricant service life
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® L-8030 LubricantSolid lubricants in fluorinated solvent form quick-drying, nontacky lubricating film
Application Design Need
Linear Guides and SlidesReduced friction, wear and noise
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® AI-6159 GreaseSynthetic grease with good lubrication for glass-fiber-reinforced plastics
Molykote® G-1050 GreaseSynthetic grease with white solids beneficial for noise reduction
Application Design Need
Locks, Latches and LeversProtect against moisture, corrosion and seizure
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® D-708 Anti-Friction CoatingHeat-cured, PTFE-based AFC with excellent corrosion protection
Molykote® 3400A LF Anti-Friction CoatingHeat-cured, MoS2 -based AFC with excellent lubrication and corrosion protection
Molykote® D-7409 Anti-Friction CoatingHeat-cured, MoS2 -based AFC with excellent lubrication properties
Application Design Need
Mirror and Door AssembliesReduce squeaks and rattles
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® EM-60L GreaseSynthetic grease suitable for lowtemperature lubrication of plastics
Application Design Need
Mirror AdjustmentImprove service life, wear and smoothness
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® E PasteSynthetic paste with several types of special solid lubricants
Molykote® YM-103 GreaseSynthetic grease with good load-carrying capacity and wear resistance
Application Design Need
Sunroof/Moonroof Guide TracksReduced friction and wear; improved smoothness
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® G-1023 GreaseSynthetic grease with good lubricity for glass-fiber-reinforced plastics
Molykote® EM-50L GreaseSynthetic grease with good noisedamping properties
Molykote® PG-75 GreaseSemi-synthetic grease for plastic-plastic and plastic-metal combinations
Application Design Need
Wiper System MotorsExtended lubricant service life
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® MI-60 GreaseSynthetic PAO-based grease with solid lubricants for excellent plastics lubricity
Application Design Need
Wiper Lever SystemReduce wear and noise
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® 111 Silicone CompoundTranslucent silicone with excellent water resistance
Application Design Need
Control/Release CablesReduce friction, sticking and wear
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® 33 Light Extreme Low Temperature GreaseSilicone-based grease with excellent low-temperature resistance
Molykote® G-72 Plastic GreaseSilicone-based grease with good plastic compatibility
Application Design Need
Door/Sunroof WeathersealsImproved sealing with less wear and sticking
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® L-8030 LubricantSolid lubricants in fluorinated solvent form quick-drying, no tacky lubricating film
Molykote® D-96 Anti-Friction CoatingWater-based AFC for squeak and stick-slip elimination
Application Design Need
Fasteners, Screws, BoltsImproved assembly with proper tightening torque
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® D-7405 Anti-Friction CoatingHeat-cured AFC with solid lubricants for metal-plastic and metal-metal lubrication
Molykote® D-708 Anti-Friction CoatingHeat-cured, PTFE-based AFC with excellent corrosion protection

NOTE: These are proven, effective Molykote® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions for vehicle exterior design. Contact DGE for product options to meet specialized requirements.


Sustainable Design Solutions

Enhance your design sustainability with Molykote brand Smart Lubrication solutions from Dow Consumer Solutions. To meet key exterior design needs, these advanced specialty lubrication technologies can be custom-formulated for specified performance characteristics, regulatory standards and process requirements. Raw materials include base oils such as silicone, mineral or polyalphaolefin (PAO); solid lubricants such as molybdenum disulfide (MoS2 ) and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE); thickeners such as lithium; and various performance additives to inhibit rust, resist wear or withstand extreme pressure.

  • Molykote® greases and anti-seize pastes add operating smoothness and reduce corrosion on sunroof guides, sliding door tracks and latching or locking mechanisms.
  • Molykote® anti-friction coatings speed clean assembly, ensure proper tightening and add long rust prevention when used to pre-coat threaded fasteners.

Smart Lubrication Solutions For Other Vehicle Systems

In addition to the Molykote brand Smart Lubrication solutions for vehicle exterior design featured in this selection guide, Dow Consumer Solutions also offers proven, effective lubricants for these vehicle systems:

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