Wear causes noise at vario roof seals on high mileage vehicles on Mercedes-Benz SL500

Problem Description and Possible Solution
On higher mileage vehicles, wear causes noise at the vario roof seals. Lubricating the seals can usually cure the problem; in most cases, the seals do not need replacement.
Problem Data
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Average mileage: 75,000 (75,000–75,000)
4 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
5 people reported this problem
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noise in compartment not improved with replacement of rubber seals at $600.00 per side twice