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    Clearing frost off a car

    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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    Kettle and a microfibre drying cloth or a hair dryer

    July

    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. -

    Anti-freeze?
    Get the spray from poundland.

    Wash it.

    sickly sweet

    Anti-freeze?Get the spray from poundland.



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

    oddballjamie

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



    Lol, yeah, that's the one!

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    aircanman

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

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    ei8hty5ive

    Wash it.



    you end up with a layer of ice ?

    **** on it

    aircanman

    When you turn very cold to very hot, damage can occur. Be careful doing … 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.

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    whatsThePoint

    Go for a drive with the heater full on



    how long would it take ? 30 mins ?

    Or if you have a garage or can use a friends garage for the night, problem solved

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    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" 21st Dec 2010

    Original Poster

    whatsThePoint

    depends how good your heater is



    good

    james02

    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.

    Just thought, a cheap all over car cover may work too.

    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?

    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

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    whatsThePoint

    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

    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

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    waterloo

    **** on it


    how will poo help?

    Zer0Cool

    how will poo help?



    it's warm?

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    r4ge

    it's warm?


    might be best to have a curry first, then you can wipe it all over the car

    Napalm?

    bucket of luke warm soapy water and sponge.... ( not hot as it may crack screen or damage paint )

    Run it through a petrol station car wash? Just a theory as I've never tried it myself, but it might work.

    sell it as a special new ice coated paint job , tell em everybody is doing it around here.

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    dxx

    Run it through a petrol station car wash? Just a theory as I've never … 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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