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lubricating cabrio top

Hello,
From a previous thread I found some bits of dry brittle rubber washer pieces in the trunk after lowering/raising the top.
I'm going to guess I may some problems down the road. The car spent most of its life in texas, so heat was a factor.
I see 2 large hinges (black) when the trunk lid is open, should these be lubed? I also treated as much of the rubber trim/seals as
I can see and easily get to. I'm curious if there are other hinges/roof mechanicals to check and lube or other maintenance?
I'm a big fan of wurth products and have some rubber treatment/preservative as well as the hhs-k lubricant. I also have the
fluid film spray lube. I've also been quite interested in some of the superlube products with moly. I just want to reach out as
I'm fearful of overspray or lubrication product I use getting on the fabric top.
Happy motoring.

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This is very important to keep the rattles away and also for the life of the rubber to lubricate the seals. MB sells a special lubrication and if you apply it to the rubber the soft top becomes silent of noise. Same goes for the coupe as well with the windows. A very little goes a long ways and it has never let me down. I am still very surprised how little noise is inside the cabin of these cars. I would also lubricate the moving parts as well as it cannot hurt it. Just make sure not to use too much. On the soft top I use neverwet by rustnolium.

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Here's the WIS doc for soft top seal lubrication. The part number for MBZ's excellent lube is included. yes, a tiny vial costs ~$50, but it's worth it and it will last a "lifetime".
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Each year I use Gummi Pflege on all the rubber seals I can reach on the cabrio - doors, windows, roof seams etc.

I also lube all the hinges I can reach - doors, roof etc - plan old white lithium grease in my case. A spray.
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Oops! Let me try that again:

http://benzbits.com/w209/soft_top/Lubrication.pdf

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+1 to everything my predecessors mentioned, plus when you open the trunk there are two hinges covered with black plastic cubes - you can easily remove them and grease the hidden hinges.

Regarding seals I use electric silicone grease, it's waterproof and long lasting.
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