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Clearing frost off a car

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Can anyone advise ? I need to clear frost off a car's paint work as trying to sell it and buyers want to check for scratches/dints. What is the best way to clear it off the paint work ?
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
Can anyone advise ? I need to clear frost off a car's paint work as trying to sell it and buyers want to check for scratches/dints. What is the best way to clear it off the paint work ?
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Kettle and a microfibre drying cloth or a hair dryer
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July
1 Like #3
oddballjamie
Kettle and a microfibre drying cloth or a hair dryer


When you turn very cold to very hot, damage can occur. Be careful doing things like this!!

I would personally go and get it washed in an auto wash before they come to look at it. This will get most of it off I think. -
#4
Anti-freeze?
Get the spray from poundland.
#5
Wash it.
#6
sickly sweet
Anti-freeze?Get the spray from poundland.

I hope you mean de-icer? Anti-freeze will strip paint lol
#7
oddballjamie
sickly sweet
Anti-freeze?Get the spray from poundland.


I hope you mean de-icer? Anti-freeze will strip paint lol


Lol, yeah, that's the one!
#8
aircanman
oddballjamie
Kettle and a microfibre drying cloth or a hair dryer
When you turn very cold to very hot, damage can occur. Be careful doing things like this!! I would personally go and get it washed in an auto wash before they come to look at it. This will get most of it off I think. -

This is the best way although the temperature it is at the moment, it is turning to ice nearly straight away - -15 this morning !!
1 Like #9
ei8hty5ive
Wash it.

you end up with a layer of ice ?
#10
**** on it
#11
aircanman
oddballjamie
Kettle and a microfibre drying cloth or a hair dryer
When you turn very cold to very hot, damage can occur. Be careful doing things like this!! I would personally go and get it washed in an auto wash before they come to look at it. This will get most of it off I think. -
I use a kettle on mine every morning and its fine, as long as its not too hot its fine.
I also recommend against auto washers as they cause damage to wheels and paint work.
#12
whatsThePoint
Go for a drive with the heater full on

how long would it take ? 30 mins ?
#13
Or if you have a garage or can use a friends garage for the night, problem solved :)
#14
Should all these people who are leaving the country on holiday be paid when they can't return to work due to bad weather - I don't think so ?

Edited By: james02 on Dec 21, 2010 00:37
#15
whatsThePoint
james02
whatsThePoint
Go for a drive with the heater full on
how long would it take ? 30 mins ?
depends how good your heater is

good
#16
james02
whatsThePoint
Go for a drive with the heater full on
how long would it take ? 30 mins ?
It would take a long time to get the body work warmed up enough to melt ice, I could only see this working on windows and the bonnet.
1 Like #17
Just thought, a cheap all over car cover may work too.
#18
They are noise insulated though (and some are heat insulated to cut down on air con use), seriously can you see a cars heaters getting a car warm enough to melt ice from the boot or rear quarter panels?
#19
I've heard using a neighbours cat works lol
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richx45
I've heard using a neighbours cat works lol

they are also useful for putting under your tyres over night to prevent it slipping forward on the ice
#21
whatsThePoint
oddballjamie
They are noise insulated though (and some are heat insulated to cut down on air con use), seriously can you see a cars heaters getting a car warm enough to melt ice from the boot or rear quarter panels?
going by the number of cars being driven around with no frost on, yes

I think this depends on where in the country you are currently driving, where we are it is -15 and everyone's car has frost on all day and night
#22
Mine's been driven for half hour at a time, three times in last 2 days - and it's still got ice on it :(

I'd be inclined to wave a hair dryer over it just before they turn up - no risk of further scratches then :)
banned#23
waterloo
**** on it

how will poo help?
#24
Zer0Cool
waterloo
**** on it

how will poo help?


it's warm?
banned#25
r4ge
Zer0Cool
waterloo
**** on it

how will poo help?


it's warm?

might be best to have a curry first, then you can wipe it all over the car
#26
Napalm?
1 Like #27
bucket of luke warm soapy water and sponge.... ( not hot as it may crack screen or damage paint )
#28
Run it through a petrol station car wash? Just a theory as I've never tried it myself, but it might work.
#29
sell it as a special new ice coated paint job , tell em everybody is doing it around here.
#30
dxx
Run it through a petrol station car wash? Just a theory as I've never tried it myself, but it might work.

I would if it wasn't frozen !

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