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timp 12-05-2007 02:49 PM

Doors freezing shut
 
Winter has hit here in Western NY. My minivan's doors are freezing shut already. I tried cleaning and oiling the rubber seals with WD40. That didn't help. Any suggestions? It's rather annoying not being able to open your car doors on a 15-degree morning! :eek:

Thanks,
Tim

stcwll 12-06-2007 08:55 PM

I,m just across the border in Ontario, back when I worked in a garage I use to spray sicone lube on the rubber door seals, don't know if ever actually helped though.

nap 12-06-2007 10:02 PM

I have used silicone as well and it does work. It may need to be reapplied before winter is out but it works well.

Oldhouseowner 12-07-2007 12:44 AM

Vaseline worked for me... and the car too!:laughing:

47_47 12-07-2007 08:40 AM

Silicon, or a heated garage:whistling2:

timp 12-07-2007 09:59 AM

The heated garage is going to be my workshop...no cars in there please! (The heater is installed and the propane tank shows up next week. I can't wait!)

Thanks for the silicone suggestions. I need to pick some up anyway. The snow is clogging my snowblower something fierce and silicone should help it too.

Thanks all
Tim

47_47 12-07-2007 10:55 AM

Every year in the fall, I would clean my snow blower and empty a can of silicon into the auger and chute. I found that if I kept the snow blower cold, not in a heated garage, the snow doesn't stick too bad. Now I just use my Kubota. :thumbsup:

oldgoat 01-08-2008 05:42 AM

I have also used regular old car wax on shovels to keep the snow from sticking. Might also try Pam. I know the kids used it on their shoes when playing soccer to help keep the mud from sticking to the soles of the shoes.

NothingsLevel 01-08-2008 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by oldgoat (Post 86625)
I have also used regular old car wax on shovels to keep the snow from sticking. Might also try Pam. I know the kids used it on their shoes when playing soccer to help keep the mud from sticking to the soles of the shoes.

Baby oil works well too.

comp 01-13-2008 09:49 PM

all work here,,,i like to get the food grade silicone so i can use it on boots ,jackets etc and no stains

oldgoat 01-18-2008 05:40 AM

Put some of the silicone on my PU doors yesterday. I usually have some trouble with them freezing shut from snow or freezing rain. Will have to wait and see if it helps.


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