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Lock Protection and Lubrication


Protect vehicle locks from binding, sticking or seizing up.

Use high-performance Molykote® brand specialty lubricants from Dow Corning to help protect vehicle locks from binding, sticking or seizing up. Smart Lubrication™ solutions can help you prevent moisture and dirt entry, protect against fretting corrosion and eliminate untimely lock failures.

Lock protection and lubrication

AFCs for door, slide and locking mechanisms


Protect vehicle access dependability with dry-film lubricants on door, slide and locking mechanisms. Proven Molykote® D-708 Anti-Friction Coating (glossy black) and newer Molykote® D-709 Anti-Friction Coating (silvery metallic) provide high-performance lubrication with a choice of finish colors. They can:

• Reduce metal/metal and metal/plastic wear
• Resist dust, dirt and corrosion
• Withstand extreme heat and cold

Learn more about the advantages of these anti-friction coatings for sustainable comfort and design reliability with optimized friction-and-wear control.


Ask about customized options for specific application requirements
Molykote Smart Lubrication solutions can be customized to meet your specific vehicle lock-protection application needs. We can work with you to develop precise lubricant formulations for:

  • Side door, sliding door, liftgate and trunk latching systems
  • Door locks, inside and outside door handles, and door hinges
  • Latching system electronic actuators and motor controllers
  • Bonnet/hood latches and locking mechanisms
  • Zinc diecast levers and plastic-to-metal interfaces

Learn more about Molykote  lubricants for body and lighting applications.

Choose Molykote high-performance lubricants for vehicle lock protection
Proven Molykote lubricants perform across an extremely wide temperature range, are compatible with most materials and resist oxidation and water washout. Colorless, non-staining choices are available for applications involving fabrics or potential contact. Select from:

  • Dry-film anti-friction coatings that resist dust or dirt buildup, provide a solid barrier against corrosion and keep locks operating smoothly
  • Heavy-duty greases that are fortified with solid lubricants and stay in place on door locks, door hinges and hood, trunk and liftgate latching mechanisms
  • Lighter-duty pastes and lubricating compounds that can provide lasting lubrication protection on clip-type or secured latches in less heavily loaded applications

Get the lubricants and support you need to help keep vehicle locks corrosion free and working smoothly.

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Reduce Friction Enhance Design

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Lighting system seals
Body component lubrication
NVH reduction
Glazing sealants
Other vehicle body and lighting solutions

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Smart Lubrication Solutions™ for Vehicle Exterior Design (PDF)
Smart Lubrication™ Solutions for Vehicle Interior Design – Smart science drives quiet comfort innovation (PDF)
Molykote® Anti-Friction Coatings Selection Guide (PDF)
 

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In an Indy 500 race more than 40 years ago, a solid-film Molykote lubricant stopped galling and seizing of aluminum axle threads; a silicone sealant stopped camshaft-housing leaks. Today, silicones are widely used on many automotive racing circuits.

Learn more about the properties and performance advantages of Molykote lubricants, silicones and other specialty materials from Dow Corning.


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