Glove boxes can typically be used several times daily, being opened and closed by drivers.
Ideally, they should be able to do this smoothly and without squeaking, providing an enjoyable experience.
This is enabled through the use of durable, high-performance lubricants that reduce friction between moving components, reducing noise, squeaks and roughness.
The lubricants used in glove boxes must not stain or pass onto the objects inside the glovebox, as there can often be sensitive items such as wallets, bags, gloves, etc. placed inside.
It’s also important that the lubricants used are compatible with a wide range of temperatures (-30 to +90°C), as vehicle interiors can sometimes reach these conditions. Particularly, in the case of high temperatures, the lubricant should not give off any unpleasant smells or degrade.
Therefore, it’s crucial that the appropriate lubricants are used within the glove box, enabling an optimal user experience with ease, reliability and durability.
Problems that can arise from inadequate lubrication:
In the case of improper lubrication of the glove box, the following problems can exhibit:
- Incompatibility with glove box materials (plastics)
- Lubricant leakage
- Lubricant being visible
- Squeaks, noise, rattles, vibrations
- Staining textiles or plastics
- Unpleasant smells given off
MOLYKOTE® G-1057 – Optimum Solution for Vehicle Glove Box Lubrication
MOLYKOTE® G-1057 Grease is a PAO-based grease designed for clean lubrication and noise reduction in vehicle interiors and components.
It is clear, provides good compatibility with most plastics and low oil separation and diffusion, and possesses as DTP base.
It is the ideal solution for lubricating intricate components within vehicle glove boxes.
MOLYKOTE® G-1057 Grease matches the automotive OEMs specifications for the following reasons:
- Enabling smooth operation
- Reducing operating noise (squeaking, vibration, rattles)
- 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 has also been successfully used for:
- Sliding door tracks and actuator
- Sunroof guide rail
- Blackout lubrication
- Sliding seat rails
- Car radios
- Window regulators
In addition, Molykote lubricants have effectively been used in managing vibrational loads, reducing thread failure, lubricating bearings, avoiding microwelding of pipes, and sealing industrial furnaces; proving their reliable performance in challenging environments.