Mercedes W211 Facelift door handles

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by mbenz1, May 11, 2012.

  1. mbenz1

    mbenz1 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    A quick question regarding the door handles on a W211 Facelift. Is it okay to lubricate the door handles with WD-40? as they are a bit stiff/rough when they are pulled - the friction can be felt with a dim sound (two rough surfaces sliding). i am a bit curious whether the WD-40 does not effect any of the electrical wiring behind the handles :)

    maybe this is a common wear and tear as I had this issue on my previous W203 facelift aswell

    any advice would be appreciated.
     
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    id take the handle off as its obviously rubbing somewhere or it may need more grease, i wouldnt use WD40
     
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    A recent web item suggests WD 40 is a wonder "product" for around the house, cleaning showers , removing stains etc, etc.

    An Engineer tells me it can react with certain plastic(petroleum based?) and should be used with caution.
    Water Dispersant 40!
     
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    mbenz1

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    Thanks for reply guys. so it seems that WD-40 is not a suitable product to use... any idea what grease should be used - general purpose grease or something like that?
     
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    Silicone grease is very good, and won't react with anything crucial, also white lithium grease (aerosol) is also very good, as once propellant has evapourated it leaves behind the grease which stays in place for ages.
     
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    Silicone grease is very good, and won't react with anything crucial, also white lithium grease (aerosol) is also very good, as once propellant has evapourated it leaves behind the grease which stays in place for ages.
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    Okay mate, will look into them products.

    Thanks.
     

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