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Unread 11-26-2010, 07:12 PM   #1
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Default Non Freezing Compound for Doors

Hey guys, my dad and I are trying to find something to put on the lining of our car doors to prevent them from freezing shut, is there anything you guys can recommend? We've considered glycerin but I'm not too sure about it. Any suggestions?
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Oh cmon, where's the fun in not having to piss on your car door every morning to get it to open?
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I just rip mine open.


But then again I have the handles for that.



Uhh....Carry a bottle of alcohol with ya. Denatured, cheap vodka, doesn't matter. Pour that on the door at the edge, wait about 5-10 seconds, pull it open.
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I just rip mine open.


But then again I have the handles for that.



Uhh....Carry a bottle of alcohol with ya. Denatured, cheap vodka, doesn't matter. Pour that on the door at the edge, wait about 5-10 seconds, pull it open.
But that's such a waste of good alcohol - better to piss out what you've already drank!
Honestly though I usually just tap my fist around the edge to break it loose then pull.
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But that's such a waste of good alcohol - better to piss out what you've already drank!
You aren't supposed to use the good stuff. Just the rotgut.

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Honestly though I usually just tap my fist around the edge to break it loose then pull.
I've never had mine ice up that bad. I've usually been able to just rip them open.
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Kenny, you live in Tennissee.

I've always found the best way to do it is if possible, open the passenger door and use your body weight to push the drivers open from the inside. Otherwise i just pull hard, but as kenny said, we ain't gotta worry about busting our door handles off
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A few years ago I broke the door handle on my truck trying to open a frozen door.

First dry off the rubber seal and door jam. Coat the rubber seal with Sil-glyde (Napa) and this should do it.
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good topic - whats a good way to keep door locks from freezing? it's happening to me daily, and winter isn't even here yet. luckly I keep my passenger side unlocked and can just open it from the inside. I really miss keyless entry. I'm going back to my beer now. kthxbi
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good topic - whats a good way to keep door locks from freezing? it's happening to me daily, and winter isn't even here yet. luckly I keep my passenger side unlocked and can just open it from the inside. I really miss keyless entry. I'm going back to my beer now. kthxbi
I have tried the lock de-icers and they work to free it up when it's frozen, but they don't prevent it from freezing the next day. The stuff evaporates so fast that the heat from inside the car is enough.

I use a HD penetrating spray called Moov-it, I don't know if you guys down south have it. WD-40 will displace water but evaporates quickly and it washes the lubrication out of the locks and that is no good. I believe PB is available for you, but I have no experience with it. If it's thick enough it won't evaporate and will still lubricate.

Stick the straw into the key slot, and with a rag around the straw to catch the excess, fill the key hole until it back out. That should be all you need for the winter.

That Sil-glyd stuff is great. It will not stain, so if you rub up against the door seal it will wash out of your clothes. It also is great to lubricate O-rings on anything. It is compatible with brake fluid so you can lubricate rubber brake parts for assembly. I use it on fuel tank assembly seals and I can fit even the tightest seals together.
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