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Creaking doors? Mystery solved

nype

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Vancouver, B.C.
Update.
Sailkote and Krytox seem to work on my well kept/cleaned car lasts about 2 month,s
Has lasted numerous years for me. Longevity could be related to many factors. I do need to reapply on the rear doors soon. Very slight creaking has come back. Which I only really notice when going up/down/around parkade ramps. No biggie.
 
Location
All AROUND
Car(s)
MK VII 7R
Any alternative to Sailkote, it's not sold where I live, and I can't order it online because it comes in an aerosol can.
 

ElectricEye

Autocross Newbie
Location
Central NJ
Any alternative to Sailkote, it's not sold where I live, and I can't order it online because it comes in an aerosol can.
I picked up a 3m brand dry lubricant on Amazon, and have gotten excellent results.
 

nype

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Vancouver, B.C.
I picked up a 3m brand dry lubricant on Amazon, and have gotten excellent results.
Is it also a spray though? I have had to treat the rear door top felt areas with Sailkote again (years after the first treatment). The product is a bit challenging to work with for this type of application.
 

ElectricEye

Autocross Newbie
Location
Central NJ
Is it also a spray though? I have had to treat the rear door top felt areas with Sailkote again (years after the first treatment). The product is a bit challenging to work with for this type of application.
Yes, it's a spray.
Just looked at the can, I was incorrect - it's not 3M, it's Dupont.

Dupont Non-Stick Dry Film Lubricant with Teflon is what the can says.

Dry, clean, non-oily coating.
Repels Grit & Grime.
Reduces sliding friction.
Bonds to surface.
(is what the rest of the can reads)
 
Location
All AROUND
Car(s)
MK VII 7R
So it's summer time again and the creaking noise is back.

Unfortunately i couldn't find any dry lube spray locally even the WD40 brand.

I can order Krytox that's fine.

Will one these work as an alternative to SailKote

Muc Off Dry Lube (50-ml) https://a.co/d/aitjE7j


DuPont Non-Stick Dry-Film Lubricant Drip Bottle, 4 oz https://a.co/d/6tCLPUW

Finish Line Dry Bike Lubricant with Teflon Squeeze Bottle, 8 oz. https://a.co/d/7tLcGOF
 

StealthGTI

Autocross Champion
Location
Newport News, VA
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
My door creaking turned out to be the need to tighten this M10 triple square door stop bolt...



A little thread lock will keep it snug. I've never lubricated or treated my door seals in five years and 160,000+ miles. Tightening this bolt solved everything. YMMV.

Good Luck!
 

ElectricEye

Autocross Newbie
Location
Central NJ
So it's summer time again and the creaking noise is back.

Unfortunately i couldn't find any dry lube spray locally even the WD40 brand.

I can order Krytox that's fine.

Will one these work as an alternative to SailKote

Muc Off Dry Lube (50-ml) https://a.co/d/aitjE7j


DuPont Non-Stick Dry-Film Lubricant Drip Bottle, 4 oz https://a.co/d/6tCLPUW

Finish Line Dry Bike Lubricant with Teflon Squeeze Bottle, 8 oz. https://a.co/d/7tLcGOF
I would imagine they'd work - I use that Finish Line on my bicycle.
 
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