Designed for the automotive industry – a cost-effective range of antifriction coatings and dry film coatings that prevent problems such as noise generation caused by stick-slip motion. These water-based dispersions and gels modify the surfaces of leathers, vinyl, plastics, rubbers, elastomers, and lacquered (coated or painted) metals serving as problem-solvers for applications involving (many different terms, similar issue):
- Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH)
- Buzz, Squeak & Rattles (BSR)
- Squeak & Rattles (S&R)
- Unusual Interior Noise
LIP Antifriction Coatings is a division of Lederzentrum GmbH. Newgate Simms are the exclusive UK distributor of the LIP product range in UK & Ireland.
At least one of the LIP range of coatings is found in most middle to upper-range vehicles built today. PEOX antifriction coating for example, is a water-based grease type product that costs a fraction of expensive fluorinated type greases and has quickly found acceptance throughout the car industry.
The dry film coatings and antifriction coatings are supplied in bulk or special pen applicators, which makes the products easy to apply to most surfaces used in the automotive industry.
Newgate Simms also offer a specialist Squeaks & Rattles Kit for the automotive aftermarket (scroll to the bottom of this page to find out more).
A long-lasting, high performance range of products. LIP antifriction coatings are just that, a coating of either surface that is causing the problem is effective, some coatings will appear to penetrate permeable surfaces but in reality the product dries leaving a micro thin layer of active ingredient on the surface of the material – some antifriction coatings have the ability to be virtually invisible once dry on surfaces such as leather and vinyl upholstery.
LIP coatings have three key properties:
- Excellent adhesion properties
- Excellent cohesion properties
- Low coefficient of friction
All LIP coatings except for PEOX and AC 602 have a ‘polymer backbone’: i.e. an acrylic, polyurethane or polyether binder that adheres to the surface, holding particles such as PE balls or PTFE or Polysiloxane rubber particles on the surface to reduce friction and sticking caused by van der waal forces, ionic charge attraction, vacuum suction and/or physical hooking between molecule groups.
Please go to our dedicated website www.antifrictioncoatings.co.uk for more detailed information on the LIP Antifriction Coating range. If you are interested in purchasing small container/small volumes of the LIP range, please take a look at the Squeaks & Rattles page of our e-commerce website.
Automotive Aftermarket Support
As recommended by two major automotive manufacturers, the Squeaks and Rattles Kit is used around the world to eliminate unwanted interior trim noise. All those irritating rattle, squeaking, buzzing, creaking and ticking noises can now be dealt with using the comprehensive collection of products enclosed within this kit.
The kit compromises:
- Instruction insert
- Four Antifriction Coatings
- One Damping grease
- Seven different types of automotive tape, felt and foam with self adhesive backing
- Base foam, shaped to hold each product in place
- Durable plastic carry case with appropriate labelling – The kit is own branded to suit.
The kit can be purchased as just that, a kit in a sturdy plastic case with products held in individual compartments for easy storage. Kits are now available to be purchased by retail/private customers in addition to our normal dealership/aftermarket customer base via our low volume parts e-commerce website shop.newgatesimms.com
We now have a YouTube playlist (opens in new window) dedicated to the Squeaks & Rattles Kit and the product contained within:
Why is the Squeaks & Rattles Kit used/recommended by at least two automotive manufacturers? They do not have a noise issue with their vehicles but have a drive to improved customer satisfaction and also ensure that their dealerships all over the world are able to source professional standard product to deal with interior trim noise. In addition the kit is embedded as part of the warranty billing process; containment issues are dealt with using products from the kit and the appropriate technical service bulletins are broadcast to the aftermarket to help solve any field issues.
Within the kit there is a product that caters for the treatment of most material combinations found inside a vehicle – leather, vinyl, various plastics, polished wood, rubber, glass and decorative metals.
Dealing with vehicle trim interior noise is a tricky affair and cannot be done with just one type of product due to the various material combinations, e.g. Leather on plastic, vinyl on wood, leather on leather etc, rubber on glass etc etc.
The kit brings together specialist antifriction coatings, dry film lubricants and synthetic grease, in addition to the felt, foam and tape that help an automotive technician overcome all the challenges faced by the in the aftermarket.
Please Contact Us if you have any questions about the Squeaks & Rattles Kit.