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#1 49er

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 10:55 AM

How does one remove snow from the car without scratching the paint? Is it ok to use a polyester brush to wipe away snow or should i use a rubber type of brush? Any suggestions?

#2 Intercooled

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 05:37 PM

Don't use any brushes!!!
If you need to use anything I would use the foam "snow broom"
But only take off the bulk of the snow leaving a slim layer on the cars panited surfaces as to not scratch or mar those surfaces. Believe it or not you can have pretty good control of those things. Just make sure the edge is clean and to store it properly. I see them in eoples garages with the foam edge resting on the floor.
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Posted 16 December 2004 - 05:41 PM

i am not willing to either anymore,

when it is going to snow, wash the car and put it under a cover, then clean the snow off of the cover :xyxthumbs
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#4 01bluecls

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 05:45 PM

Hard to do that if the car is a daily driver and it snows everyday ;) jk
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Posted 16 December 2004 - 05:46 PM

mine is a daily driver too, and i can not bring myself to clean the snow off of it. :(

sucks, but it does not snow here everyday :o
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#6 TOGWT

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 02:47 AM

~One man’s opinion / observations

I will agree that nylon or plastic bristle brushes will scratch paint but there are some boarshair brushes avilable as well as the sno brom

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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#7 gav'spurplez

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 03:02 AM

where can one find this ultimate snow brush ???


sounds like a good buy :)
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Posted 17 December 2004 - 03:20 AM

I just use 100% cotton towels in the past. Tough on hands (cold) but gentle on paint. This year I will try my larger WW.

I am also looking at the OXO snow brush combo from Autogeek. Looks promising. :xyxthumbs


http://autogeek.net/oxo601.html

It goes without saying my "show-off" ;) vehicles never see the snow only the daily drivers (LS400(black)-wife and Escalade(white)- mine). Both have paint as hard as rock.
Fortunately, we normally get very few snow episodes here. Hope this continues to hold true and many above freezing temps between each snow. Not quite Florida but a whole lot milder than where I grew up (New England).
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#9 Accumulator

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 05:57 AM

Originally posted by gav'spurplez
where can one find this ultimate snow brush ???


sounds like a good buy :)



Try HERE

But it'll mar paint (I have them for all our vehicles, but only use them on the glass).

Only thing I've found to work is the "leave some snow on it" approach. And even then, when snow melts and slides off the vehicle you can still get marring. Just the way it goes when you park outside in the winter. The Sno-Brum is sorta handy for removing the worst of it, though.
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#10 TOGWT

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 06:42 AM

Originally posted by Accumulator
Try HERE

But it'll mar paint (I have them for all our vehicles, but only use them on the glass).

Only thing I've found to work is the "leave some snow on it" approach. And even then, when snow melts and slides off the vehicle you can still get marring. Just the way it goes when you park outside in the winter. The Sno-Brum is sorta handy for removing the worst of it, though.



:xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs

Good advice from someone who would know all about snow (Ohio) as opposed to someone who only knows sun/sand (Florida)

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 06:57 AM

Here's a hint to make your job a little easier: Place cardboard or a heavy plastic sheet over the windshield and rear window. All you need to do then is remove them along with the snow and ice. You'll have nice clean windows!

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 07:23 AM

Leo, I use a similiar method for frost prevention, ice accumulation and snow removal on the windshield at night. I use a 300 count cotton mattress cover and just pull off in AM. :xyxthumbs
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#13 gav'spurplez

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 12:20 PM

i am not going to put cardboard all over the car. i am also not going to drive around with 6+ inches of snow on my car,

i'll mar the hell out of it before i do that :(
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Posted 18 December 2004 - 07:31 AM

Originally posted by gav'spurplez
i am not going to put cardboard all over the car...(



Nobody said that, you put the cardbord or the plastic or the heavy fabric on the windows only, NOT THE PAINT!! :rolleyes:

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 09:23 AM

I just bought 3 of the OXO snowbrushes from Autogeek. One for me, one for mom, one for sis. I park outside at work, and we will get snow. I can scrape off all but a tiny layer and I'll be alright. What got me in to polishes and such a couple years ago was trying to get out scratches my cheap snow brush left me.

Last time I saw my sister's car it looked like she had used rocks to clear ice off her car.. Scratches right down to the metal on the hood and front fenders. I guess she used an ice scraper to clean the ice off the paint. She got those areas repainted this year after hitting a deer, so hopefully the snow brush will help prevent her from gouging the paint again. I'll instruct her to just leave a tiny amount of snow on the car.

#16 gav'spurplez

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 11:54 AM

i know just the windows :sosad :nixweiss

anyways, i guess i'll just wait till i have a geerage ;) :rolleyes:
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Posted 18 December 2004 - 01:09 PM

Originally posted by gav'spurplez
where can one find this ultimate snow brush ???


sounds like a good buy :)




They sell boar hair brushes for like $79, but a cheaper alternative is to buy a carwash brush since they have soft bristles rather then the hard sharp bristles of most snow brushes. I personally just use the brush on glass window surfaces only and brush off minute amounts of snow on painted surface leaving a layer of snow on the painted surfaces.
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