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    SNOW REMOVAL

    Just recieved our first installment of this WHITE STUFF . Any suggestions for snow removal from vehicles to minimize paint damage?.
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    Hair Blow Dryer?

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    Originally posted by Mike Phillips
    Hair Blow Dryer?

    Oh now you just hush, Mr. California Dreamin'

    I just took a regular snow brush/broom and wrapped a couple layers of MF towel around it, and secured it with safety pins on the side that goes nowhere near paint. Then just use the MFs to "shove" the snow off the car. You don't even HAVE to go all the way down until you see paint. If you leave 1/8 to 1/4" of snow, it ensures you aren't instilling scratches. Usually the little bit will blow off once you're on the road anyways.

    Another tip for icy windows so you don't have to scrape as hard (again, wrap the scraper with an MF for a little extra protection) is to give the frozen areas a squirt or two of #34 (or any other non-carnauba/non-silicone QD spray) to help liquify it temporarily.

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    I just use my hand (wearing gloves) over painted surfaces and leave a 1/8 to 1/4" of snow like Shiny Lil Detlr talks about... The remaining snow I let melt off. Windows I use the normal ice scraper.
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    The Versa-Angle Wide Body Brush may be good for this application, although I have not tried it yet.

    There is always a possibility of marring when removing snow from automotive paint. The idea of leaving a fine layer of snow is a good one.

    When it snows a lot, I just stay home. They can't handle much snow here with our poor snow removal. We had a half inch Friday and there were wrecks everywhere! I made it a point to get to work before the snow started. It was raining and 50 degrees later in the day!

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    Water...lots of it.

    In the North East I have seen/found contaminants in the White Fluffy stuff, Even small particles of ice pushed along the surface will scratch you finish.

    Originally posted by Mike Phillips
    Hair Blow Dryer?

    Some how i expected that form a Left Coaster.

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    5" later, thanks for the advice guys,and you to surfer boy!

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    Originally posted by Beercan31
    Water...lots of it.

    In the North East I have seen/found contaminants in the White Fluffy stuff, Even small particles of ice pushed along the surface will scratch you finish.


    Some how i expected that form a Left Coaster.

    Water and electric
    Water? Geesh! The water hoses would be frozen at the point when the fluffy stuff begins to fall, owuldn't they?

    :-)

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    Originally posted by Mike Phillips
    Hair Blow Dryer?

    Perhaps not a Hair Dryer as our friend Mike suggest, but now he has me thinking about a Leaf Blower. I never tried it but it could work and of course this is only good when the vehicle is in your own driveway. If the vehicle was parked elsewhere, you'll need to use other means.

    Back in my single days, I use to just have a "Winter Car" and would never worry about scraching the finish on it. The "Good" car was being stored in a barn somewhere and was never effected by snow. Today, since I do have to worry about scratching my new daily drivers, this thread raises a very good question.

    Using the Leaf blower may just work with 220 Mph of air flow force. I just wonder how the neighbors will like it at 6 AM in the morning.

    So now, I use my leaf blower to blow leaves; dry my vehicles; sweep the driveway and sidewalks; and perhaps now, clear snow of my vehicle. Who knew? LOL.
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    what i do is take an old washmitt clean it up and use it just to remove snow only

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