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356speedster

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2,013 posts

118 months

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Tuesday 22nd November 2005 quote quote all
Does anyone know how to stop car door deals from freezing in the cold weather? Now the temp is dipping below zero overnight, I get to my frozen S-Type in the morning and the doors are all stuck shut, frozen to their seals.

Is there any way of stopping this? It's very frustrating and I'm worried about ripping the seals as I (gently) try to open the doors.

Thanks,

Mark

cptsideways

10,812 posts

139 months

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Tuesday 22nd November 2005 quote quote all
1) Before you arrive at home, kill the heater, open the windows & remove as much heat as possible, this stops the cars heat from creating condensation that then freezes up.

2) Remove the salty residue fromn the windows, the salt attracts moisture that freezes up at lower sub zero temps.

3) Try spraying de-icer on the effected rubber & or WD40 type stuff to act as a lubricant.

I use warm water in the mornings to de-ice the car, it flushes any salt away but leave the car wet & you'll never get back in.

kend

131 posts

149 months

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Tuesday 22nd November 2005 quote quote all
wipe seals with silicone spray. This has stopped them freezing at night on my modern Jaguar.
Ken

356speedster

Original Poster:

2,013 posts

118 months

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Tuesday 22nd November 2005 quote quote all
Cheers for the tips. I'll try silicone spray to see if that helps. A trip to Halflops tonight then!

Mark

fwdracer

3,277 posts

111 months

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Wednesday 23rd November 2005 quote quote all
Household polish works better than Silicone spray and is cheaper too. Make sure the missus doesn't notice you with polish in your hands or she'll get other ideas!
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