DuPont Krytox lubricant – door seals, hinges, latches, squeaks and rattles

DuPont Krytox is an inert lubricant designed originally as an aerospace lubricant suitable for many areas around the car including door seals, hinges and latches. The product can also be used between plastics to prevent squeaks (see list below of some applications). Unlike petroleum based products (silicon and lithium grease t0 name two common products) Krytox will not damage rubber products. Before applying to rubber surfaces they should be free of all contaniments and the use of a IMS (Industrial Marine Solvent) similar to 3M General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner and Wax Remover (part number 08984) is recommended.

Krytox comes in two package types from DuPont, an oil and a grease. Volkswagen sell both plus an aerosol, most auto manufacturers sell Krytox repackaged.

Oil – used on Eos to protected the weatherstrip – best for seals –

  • Description: Weatherstrip lubricant – 30ml
  • Part number: G 052 172 A1 (G052172A1)
  • Price: AUD$120 / USD$60 (edit price AUD$53.95 from Australian Dealer – 8/7/2010)
    • DuPont part number: GPL 105
    • GM part number: 3634770 (around USD$25/29ml)

Aerosol – majority of the can is propellant so only useful for areas you can’t reach or get the product into with an applicator

  • Description: Aerosol – 100ml (5-7% Krytox)
  • Part number: G 052 172 A2 (G052172A2)
  • Price: USD$70


  • Description: ?
  • Part number: G 060 172 A3 (G060172A3)
  • Price: ?
    • DuPont part number: GPL 205 (around USD$40/56.7grams)

See below for suppliers and pricing in different countries.

What is Krytox?

Krytox is a high-performance, non-flammable and chemically inert lubricant that is compatible with oxygen and has a strong resistance to aggressive chemicals. Krytox® provides extended life across a wide range of high-temperature applications.

Krytox oil is a perfluorinated polyether. It is a liquid fluoropolymer, similar to liquid Teflon®. Greases are made with various viscosity grades of PFPE oil that are thickened with special PTFE grease thickeners to match the performance capabilities of the oils. Various additives for corrosion protection, extreme pressure conditions, or antiwear improvement are added to some of the grades.

Krytox is compatible with all seal materials. It is chemically inert.

Krytox is a very safe lubricant to use. All Krytox products are chemically inert. Krytox oils are even used in cosmetics and the greases as barrier creams. The materials decompose at temperatures above 343°C (650°F); some of the decomposition products are potentially hazardous.
Krytox does not contain any Volatile Organic Compounds. Krytox® is made of fluorine, oxygen, and carbon. It does not contain any hydrogen.

  • Extends life of seals.
  • Our lubricants can be used as barrier fluids or sealants.
  • Completely non-reactive.
  • Broad elastomeric compatibility.
  • Won’t react with acids, bases or other harsh chemicals.
  • Chemically, biologically and environmentally inert and silicone-free.
  • Contain no VOC materials or chlorine and are not hazardous to the atmosphere or ozone layer.
  • Undamaged by and non-reactive with acidic or caustic cleaners and disinfectants, steam, moisture and high temperatures.


  • Silenced a squeak occurring in a convertible roof latch mechanism.
  • Stopped wind noise and water leakage associated with window guide seals distorting when the window was opened, then closed.
  • Eliminated an instrument panel squeak on a luxury sedan.
  • Solved a problem with a window weatherstripping “bunching” and distorting on a new sedan.
  • Quieted another I.P. squeak problem on a luxury sports sedan.
  • Eliminated a squeak caused by a sun visor.
  • Stopped a squeak caused by a driver’s-side “S.I.R.” assembly.
  • Silenced a windshield “creak” problem occurring in a large truck.
  • Resolved numerous miscellaneous glove box and ashtray noises.
  • And . . . Krytox® oils and greases handle a number of “itch” problems encountered between the windshield and backlite lace and the vehicle bodies on a number of vehicles.
  • Elimination of wind noise produced by window glass causing the weatherstripping to distort as the glass is raised.
  • Reduction in the force required to open an ashtray on a compact car.
  • Elimination of a cupholder squeak in a luxury vehicle.
  • Stopping console and instrument panel squeaks on two “twin” vehicles.
  • Eradicating a sunroof “tick” on a SUV
  • Quieting a window “judder” (glass chatter) on a truck power window system.
  • Eliminating a squeak on a SUV compartment latch mechanism.
  • Silencing a windshield “creak” problem on a new small car.
  • Stopping a weatherstip “gathering” problem on a truck.

Dupont Krytox Website

DuPont Squeaks and Rattles (vol 1) for the Automotive Industry (pdf)

DuPont Squeaks and Rattles (vol 2) for the Automotive Industry (pdf)

DuPont Squeaks and Rattles (vol 3) for the Automotive Industry (pdf)

DuPont Krytox AUT Series Automotive Lubricants (pdf)

Supply and Pricing outside the Volkswagen dealer network


Fluid Seals & Packings
Unit 3
80 Reserve Road
Artarmon NSW 2064

Phone: 02 9438 1622
Fax: 02 9436 0172
email: [email protected]

Krytox® GPL205 2Oz tube
$89.00 each +GST (Ex Stock)

Krytox® GPL205 8Oz tube
$275.00 each +GST (Ex Stock)

Krytox® GPL105 1kg approx. 500mL bottle (smallest pack size available currently)
$649.00 each +GST (Delivery 6 weeks)

Delivery varies but an air satchel to Brisbane is $13.50 +GST.

Other countries

(post prices and details of suppliers using the comments box and I’ll add them to this list)

<all prices may vary as these are not checked – if you see any discrepancies in pricing let me know – Krytox has had some large price increases in the past so this could occur again>

15 thoughts on “DuPont Krytox lubricant – door seals, hinges, latches, squeaks and rattles”

  1. Uhhh! I bought the aerosol from VW as my GTI door rubbers are very creaky – what a waste!! The can is mostly air and after one application it was empty. Considering this is the second application in 4 months, I need something that will last more than one use so off to Fluid Seals. Here’s hoping the oil / grease are less costly and a bit more permanent!

    1. My GTI VI also has very creaky door seals. It sounds like lots of body flexing as it most pronounced when going slowly over very uneven surfaces such as entering a driveway. Car has had the issue since 300k and is now at 1500k. VW used Krtox on it but it seems to have made no difference.

      Is there another product which works?

      Is there an issue with body regidity?

        1. Door seal noise – yes fixed.
          I found the issue was not the rubber seals, but the felt strip that goes around the top of the door (above the rubber seals). Any movement caused much noise/creaking.
          $4.50 stick of dry lub purchased from any hardware store. Run this along the felt strip of all doors. Noise disappeared!

  2. I have been using WD40, is krytox better?? can you post pics of the parts of the car that you use this?? is your car rattle free?

  3. Buenas

    Qusiiera que me informe mas acerca de la descripcion de la GREASE G060172A3

    Con prontitud porque me encuentro interesado


  4. Yeah my GTI had really squeaky door rubbers too when going over speed bumps etc. I sprayed the rubbers with rubber lubricant made by Rare Spares from memory that I bought from Autobarn (in Australia) which is just an automotive parts/accessories shop.

    Can was about $25 and it lasted me about 6-12 months.

  5. My brand new GTI is 6 motnhs old. It will be in the dealership the 4th time to “fix” squeaky door rubbers & the tick-tick-tick noise from B pillars “caused by sunlight” again. The dealership has been helpful & understanding, but let down badly by VW Australia. I have emailed VW Australia, but “no reply” for weeks now. After paying around AUD$50k for a brand new GTI… Do we have to suffer? Any class action due to VW’s design fault??

  6. i’ve been using rp7. it needs re application about once a month, but anything to stop the damned squeak. the brand of silicon spray lube i have does not recommend its use for extended periods.

  7. All ya need to do is put some anti squeak tape along the door frame where that felt piece rubs on the car. If it’s a 4 door, make sure that same felt strip isn’t touching the rubber piece from the back doors. My driver side door would squeak even from simple hard braking, small bumps, and even on the highways where the road “cracks” were! It drove me NUTS! (Oh, 2010 4dr gti) That’s what I ordered. Grab 2 rolls so you can hit both sides of the car.

  8. Everyone, try a product called Gummiphledge by Einszett. It’s German, obviously, and is the only thing that all the german manufacturer’s like VW, Audi, Skoda, Mercedes use. Rids door squeaks instantly. Is conveniently available in a small bottle that has an applicator on the top (like those easy Kwik shoe cleaners with the sponge thingie on the top). Great product.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.