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Old 12-08-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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Snow belt guys, recommend a snow brush.

Figured some of you guys would know of a good snow cleaning brush that won't scratch the paint, any advice?
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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Huh? They all will- sorta. Like swirls marks. Just use a glove to brush the snow off paint and a scraper for the windows.

If you wanna get really anal about it maybe boars hair? I take swirl marks and scratches seriously- but I don't think any brush will be soft enough.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:15 PM   #3
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Anything abrasive enough to take snow off will most likely scratch the paintwork.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:19 PM   #4
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:25 PM   #5
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Damn. I thought there would be some silicone miracle brush but I guess not. Thanks anyway fellas.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:28 PM   #6
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What I do is usually knock off most of the snow but not the last .5" or so. That way you will never come in contact with the paint directly.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:35 PM   #7
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What I do is usually knock off most of the snow but not the last .5" or so. That way you will never come in contact with the paint directly.
That's my general technique as well. The last little bit I just let the ambient heat take care of it.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:09 PM   #8
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:11 PM   #9
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:34 AM   #10
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Or just brush all but 1/2" off and then drive 50 mph and it will blow off.
you do know that it will blow off right?
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It won't always blow off. It depends on the moisture content of the snow and the outside temp
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It won't always blow off. It depends on the moisture content of the snow and the outside temp
True. If he's that concerned it should be garaged ya know? Snow isn't a big deal.
A hose will get it off. But he'll need to drive it directly after because it'll freeze all the doors shut and stuff.
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True. If he's that concerned it should be garaged ya know? Snow isn't a big deal.
A hose will get it off. But he'll need to drive it directly after because it'll freeze all the doors shut and stuff.
Hosing down a car in near freezing weather is a positively awful idea.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:22 AM   #14
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Hosing down a car in near freezing weather is a positively awful idea.
Not really. Maybe at zero degrees. But water takes a while to freeze. It will also freeze in a very thin layer that will just fall off.
Haven't you ever had snow on something and used water to eliminate it? It works really well.

But that's why I recommend driving right after it gets sprayed.
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Hosing down a car in near freezing weather is a positively awful idea.
meh, in the sun and if you drive it right away, you are fine. i would be more worried about my drive way becoming an ice rink by the time i get home however...
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all you really need to scrape is your windows, like it was said the rest will all just blow off. or wash it. I washed my truck yesterday, and it was -20C, no big deal just have to run the command start a few minutes and let the weather stripping warm up. not sure what you guys have to go through in the winter, but here they are always putting salt/gravel down, so i usually try and wash my car more in the winter then I do in the summer sometimes, having all that salt sit on your truck is worse then gravel/mud imo.
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all you really need to scrape is your windows, like it was said the rest will all just blow off. or wash it. I washed my truck yesterday, and it was -20C, no big deal just have to run the command start a few minutes and let the weather stripping warm up. not sure what you guys have to go through in the winter, but here they are always putting salt/gravel down, so i usually try and wash my car more in the winter then I do in the summer sometimes, having all that salt sit on your truck is worse then gravel/mud imo.
^ This.

Scrape windows, don't mess with the painted panels or use your hand to push most of it off.

I usually try to use a touchless wash (gasp!) in the winter so that I can get the underbody wash.
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