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    Snow removal question

    Not sure if this is the correct place for this question, but what do you to remove snow from your car? I usually just start it up, turn on the heat and let it run to the snow kind of melted and then use my arm to sweep it off.

    Anyone ever try this product (http://www.herringtoncatalog.com/m280.html)?

    Jim

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    You see that product at dealers all the time. I am sure it is a good product but... I would never use one for fear of scratching I know I had to do a lot of work getting my truck to look good and I don't want to take a chance.

    I try to brush the snow off just above the paint leaving a thin layer on the paint to melt off or blow off when driving.
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    I have to agree. My fear is that it would scratch the paint. I have never known anyone who used one or owned one.

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    Hey,

    This year, I have had to deal with snow removal often...

    Anyway, I too like to remove the snow, just above the surface leaving a little snow that will just blow off. You must be very careful not to hit the paint below the snow.

    I would not use the product mentioned in the first post. If there is any dirt on the paint below the snow, which is quite likely during the winter, you will cause scratches.

    Here is my truck from a recent snowfall. You can see the tiny amount of snow I left on the surface.



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    Tim - now that is alot of snow. Glad we don't have that very often down here. It is suppose to be 65 degrees F here today.

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    Hey OrangeRcode

    Sure, rub it in!!!


    Yea, that was quite the snowfall that night! We received 12" within 18 hours! Within a few days after that, we had accumulated ~ 18-20" of fresh snow!

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    Can't say this is what I use but I would recommend these products for 'scratch free' snow removal. Did I say I live in Florida and it's 75oF here LOL

    Snow and Ice Removal:
    Ice Remover-strong enough to rip through thick ice, the Ice Dozer has enough designed-in flex to handle the curvature of today’s auto glass. Ice-cracking teeth cut into heavy accumulations; a wide, flexible blade finishes off the last traces of frost. A shielded handle near the scraping end lets you apply extra pressure with ease
    (Ice Dozer)

    Snowbrush-Stratmosphere Ultimate Snowbrush, this new innovation finally brings you the technology you need to save your car's finish this winter. It has Genuine Boar's hair bristles that stay firm, even when wet so it’s kinder to paint finishes than any other snowbrush. Prior to the Ultimate Snowbrush you have probably damaged your finish by using synthetic-based (plastic) snowbrushes that leave all sorts of scratches and swirl-marks on your finish (stratmosphere ultimate snowbrush.)

    Sno Brum- a telescoping squeegee that removes snow from the windshield without scratching.
    Clearing snow off the windshield is just part of the challenge, the rest of the car carries a heavy blanket of snow that obscures vision, blocks the radiator, and covers taillights. And on my 4x4, a foot of snow can pile up on the roof, creating a hazard for following vehicles. (Sno Brum)

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    Originally posted by 2hotford
    Hey OrangeRcode

    Sure, rub it in!!!


    Yea, that was quite the snowfall that night! We received 12" within 18 hours! Within a few days after that, we had accumulated ~ 18-20" of fresh snow!

    Tim
    I was a little off. It was 76 degrees F this afternoon. I took off early, washed my pickup and wife's and chased the kiddos around. What a great day! I did think of you folks freezing up in the Great White North.

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    We didn't get alot here. The new's said we could get 4 to 6 . But it doesn't look like that at all outside.

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    Re: Snow removal question

    Originally posted by jfwebber
    Not sure if this is the correct place for this question, but what do you to remove snow from your car? I usually just start it up, turn on the heat and let it run to the snow kind of melted and then use my arm to sweep it off.

    Anyone ever try this product (http://www.herringtoncatalog.com/m280.html)?

    Jim

    I have one of those, but I must admit that I'm afraid to use it.

    This is actually a very good question, and one that I don't think has been asked before on this forum.


    For now, I use a soft carwash brush and try not to touch the paint. I had a surprise snowfall on Thursday and was caught without a brush. I had to use a towel that I had in my trunk for bird dropping removal. It worked but was a messy operation.

    Tim, the amount of snow on your truck makes the snow here seem almost insignificant. I'll bet you have better snow removal service than we do. It's a joke here in central Indiana. 3-4 inches here and you better stay home.

    I see you're still driving around with the boat on top of your truck. Sort of your way of thumbing your nose at mother nature. I like that!

    RamAirV1

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