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    MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    There are two MB "pastes" that have a special place in my heart.

    The first is the now-infamous MB "Gleitpaste" - the 'sliding paste' for the sunroof mechanism.

    This is "da Gleit..."


    The second is much lesser known - it's called MB "Silikonpaste" and it's an excellent lubricant for a number of operations. The part number for the Silicone Paste is 000 989 84 51, current MB list price of $72 for a 3.5-ounce jar.

    This silicone paste is special stuff because it's the secret sauce that the "stealership weasels" use to eliminate squeaks, rattles and other noises from door cards, seals, seats, metal parts, and so forth. It is excellent for use on door strikers and pins, hinges and lube points. Some call it "Wunderpaste" and although pricey stuff, it is well worth the cost.

    Any customer car that comes into an MB stealership service bay because of a complaint of squeaks and rattles ... gets a good dose of this Wunderpaste.

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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    Is this Klink-approved? What specific applications are Klink-recommended? Neeeeeeed more info!

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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    Pretty much every second or third stealership "tech" workstation has a jar or two of this paste open with a brush stuck in the top of it.

    I'm sure Clank will fill us in when they see this....it's a very important 989 in the fight to remedy customer complaints!

    The attached photos are actual **real** paste containers located on the workstations of MB factory-trained technicians located deep in the depths bowels of an actual, real-life, working MB "Stealership."
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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    Would also like to hear from Jono if there is an aftermarket equivalent available at greatly reduced pricing, for us cheapskates...


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    That stuff!
    Most of us got familiar with that stuff due to one job. Due to some kind of production variation issue, new 126 cars were developing a wicked creak in the front end at high ambient/bodywork temperatures, over large slow displacements like speed bumps. The fix was to remove the upper control arms, pop out the rubber bushings, liberally lubricate the flanges on the bushings and the control arms where the bushings contacted the control arms with that paste, and put the bushings back into the control arms with an additional super thin plastic shim that rested between the contact flanges of the bushings and the control arms.
    We've used it on just about everything else since then, and I have to guess that's why they never stopped making it. I think it is also the intended assembly lubrication for the inside of swaybar bushings, and things like that. It provides slip with the stamina...
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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    There is a 3M Silicone Paste that retails for under $25 a container....
    http://www.amazon.com/3M-08946-Clear...silicone+paste

    Trust me, it's not the same as the MB stuff....

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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    this kind of stuff we stick w/ the Genuine. Pricey, yea..but here @ least we use it up eventually! I suspect that this would be a lifetimes supply a few times over for the more normal-ish types.
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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    Thanks, guys! You are helping me deplete my retirement account. Guess I'll have to pick up a bottle so I can keep up with the Honchos.

    I actually have the 3M paste. That is a dielectric grease which can be used on ignition wire boots to ease installation / removal, keep moisture out, yadda x3. I almost never use it, but the 3M bottle is cheaper per ounce than most of the other vendors' smaller tubes.


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    I figured that ol' Klink would be using this as sex wax, too....

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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    Remember, down here in the 'Da Sauf it's called "night grease"
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    Der richtige Name ist "Weiner-schlieder"!
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    "Honey, let's go to bed. Can you grab the tub of 989 in the nightstand drawer ...?"

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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Pretty much every second or third stealership "tech" workstation has a jar or two of this paste open with a brush stuck in the top of it.

    I'm sure Clank will fill us in when they see this....it's a very important 989 in the fight to remedy customer complaints!

    The attached photos are actual **real** paste containers located on the workstations of MB factory-trained technicians located deep in the depths bowels of an actual, real-life, working MB "Stealership."
    Guys – I have very troubling news. I attempted to order a bottle of the MB silicone Paste PN A0009898451 from my main dealer only to be told it is NLA

    Is there a replacement MB grease for this?

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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    Guys: How about this NAPA product--Sil-Glyde. Part BK 7651351. I used it when installing new rear wheel carrier joints.

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    gleitpaste NLA? I have a tub of it. I would not use Syl-glyde where the manual calls for gleitpaste.
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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    Quote Originally Posted by geraniumtr View Post
    Guys: How about this NAPA product--Sil-Glyde. Part BK 7651351. I used it when installing new rear wheel carrier joints.

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    I did the same, and I use it on stuff that may get wet like the door check straps.
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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    Silicon paste is very different than Gleitpaste for sunroofs.

    Syl-glide from NAPA is an excellent all-purpose lube and another that I highly recommend.


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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    Quote Originally Posted by JC220 View Post
    Guys – I have very troubling news. I attempted to order a bottle of the MB silicone Paste PN A0009898451 from my main dealer only to be told it is NLA

    Is there a replacement MB grease for this?
    Gleitpaste NLA? Uh-oh. Klink, say it isn't so!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    Gleitpaste NLA? Uh-oh. Klink, say it isn't so!!!

    Not Gleitpaste! But the small MB bottle of silicone potion for interior squeaks & groans

    I don't love near a Napa so I'll need to find a Silicone paste of sorts in UK / Ireland. I was hoping to use the MB stuff on a super annoying squeak from my 500E belt buckle.
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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    Guys, you need to get your pastes straight.

    Silicone Paste is NOT NOT NOT NOT Gleitpaste!!! They are NOT the same thing.

    Gleitpaste will NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER become NLA.






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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    I've always used silicone from a dive store. Tell them you need some lube for your dry suit zipper.

    3m and other comanies, smaller sizes and way less than mb.


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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Guys, you need to get your pastes straight.

    Silicone Paste is NOT NOT NOT NOT Gleitpaste!!! They are NOT the same thing.

    Gleitpaste will NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER become NLA.
    Gerry, you know what they say about never ever, lol.

    My apologies for the bunny trail, I did not catch that Joe was referring to a different goop going NLA. I saw the thread title plus a new post with "NLA" and jumped to wrong conclusions without comparing part numbers. I will commit seppuku immediately.

    So, uh, anyone know of an aftermarket equivalent for the now-NLA anti-squeak stuff? (We should probably split these posts into a different thread, no?)


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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    What do you say, Klink? Should we award GSXR a Yoink Award for his posts?

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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    Hmmm, looks decent for a spray:
    https://www.amazon.com/JAWS-Guard-Si.../dp/B002Y2SKFY

    The NLA MB stuff was a paste though.


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    Bobs butt paste! have not seen that in ages.....LMFAO
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    3M 08946 Clear Silicone Paste - 8 oz.
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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    AH, the dielectric grease... can be used for seat squeaks too? How handy!

    https://www.amazon.com/3M-08946-Clea.../dp/B005RNEH5O


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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    What do you say, Klink? Should we award GSXR a Yoink Award for his posts?
    I dont know, Honch. I kind of feel like James Comey does, as in there has to be some "intent" Those seem like accidental yoinks to me. Though that last one was a little on the yoinkey side...
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    Re: MB Silicon Paste - the Holy Grail

    FYI though, the thick white silicone paste 000 989 84 51 really is said to be gone forever...
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