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#1 frund

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

Hi, any tips for stopping doors freezing shut. My Fiesta 2008 1.6 TD lives outside on the drive and the other night I struggled to get into it ...doors frozen. Minus 6 ..Is there anything that will stop this. This car is also used for winter hols and parked outside with no real backup. Jet 2 for instance.
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#2 Preee

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

I guess if you want to keep moisture out , then a cover is the best option . Less moisture in there then less chance of the doors freezing shut.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

Yes that is a possibility.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

got one of these for my focus and it works a treat, only a tenner too :rolleyes:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2c69f19e0a

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:05 AM

That looks like just what I need.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

vasoline on the seal?

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:23 PM

Good spot on the cover. I've been wanting one for a while. But that price is amazing. Just bought one :D thanks

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

Cover sounds like a good idea. The only worry i'd have is if the car's dirty/gritty any movement of the cover from windy conditions would just scratch the paintwork.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:30 PM

I've bought mine for long detailing sessions. Day 1 I can wash, clay & clean the inside. Day 2 I can get the machine polisher on the car and wax it.

So the cover will be going on a clean car. Just to stop any dust settling or birds muck :D

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:23 PM

not noticed any new scratches yet but then again i have 2 kids with wandering hands that like to draw on a nice dirty car when daddy's not looking so i need shares in t cut lol

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:26 PM

Vasoline is sure to work. I was in Halfords yesterday and came across some silicone spray stuff I bought a can to try. Now at this time Monday, it is wet with no frost so all is well. But when the next bit of frost appears I will be fully armed. I have ordered a cover also but the body is prone to cockups and on a frosty night the cover may well be in the boot or shed.
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:41 PM

Vaseline on the seals will stop the moisture settling and that is what freezes and causes the doors to stick. IMO

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