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12-21-2009, 05:12 AM #1
What is the best way to clean snow off a car?
I know keeping a car garaged is the most effective way but right now the garage is a mess.
What do you guys suggest to remove snow? I've been trying to use a broom and get as much as i can off without getting down to the paint.
12-21-2009, 05:16 AM #2Senior Member
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use a snow brush, then a pressure washer, then ONR....
DO NOT USE HOT WATER...the rapid change from cold to hot could crack your paint and cause more harm than good!
12-21-2009, 05:55 PM #3
I was actually going to post this exact same question!
What's a 'snow brush'? I've been trying to figure out the safest method for clearing snow off my roof after the car has been sitting in the office parking lot all day. Would you suggest using the brush end of those window scraper tools? I know they're sold for this purpose, but the brush still seems like it's stiff enough to damage the paint...
The other method I've been tyring is just plowing the snow off with the rubber blade end of my Oskar brush.
12-21-2009, 07:47 PM #4Senior Member
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- Denver/Orange County
Crack the windscreen for sure!!!
12-21-2009, 08:21 PM #5
12-21-2009, 08:30 PM #6
Speed up to 120mph and most of it will be gone
12-22-2009, 08:09 PM #7
I let it melt... First couple of km's to work I am not going faster than 50 km/h. By the time I get to the highway it's warmed up, so when entering the highway I bury my right foot in the carpet so most of it will be blown off by the wind.Yeruppeyan baller.
12-28-2010, 03:48 PM #8
Bumping this since we just got a ton of snow here on the east coast....luckily I took the ///M to my parents house so it didn't get snow covered....
it the SNOW Brush pictured above still the best method? what if your not home or have access to a pressure washer?
12-30-2010, 10:53 AM #9
Clear the Snow / IceStand on one side of the car. Using a long-handled snow plough (SnowMover™ ) push the snow on the roof of the car as far to the other side as you can reach, leave a ¼-inch of snow to melt by itself as this will avoid surface scratches. Once the roof is mostly clear, continue pushing the snow on the rear window, trunk, windshield and hood.
Walk around to the other side of the car and use the snow ploughto clear the piled-up snow off the car. Use the snow brush to remove any snow that hasn't come off the windshield, hood or headlights. Use an ice scraper to remove any ice from the windshield and other glass surfaces.
Clear snow from the roof as well as from windows, snow piled up on the roof can fall onto the windscreen obscuring your view and can also be a hazard to other road users (this is also illegal in some places and subject to on the spot fines).
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12-30-2010, 02:37 PM #10Junior Member
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