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Old 12-10-2012, 10:43 AM   #21
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Back when I was poor and could not afford parking in a heated garage I used something similar to this:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/HomeRight-...Stick/20564511
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:12 AM   #22
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^ Are you rich enough to take a heated garage with you to the local Target parking lot while it's snowing?
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:19 AM   #23
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^ Are you rich enough to take a heated garage with you to the local Target parking lot while it's snowing?
I walk most places. So really all I have to do is brush my shoulders off.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:48 PM   #24
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I walk most places. So really all I have to do is brush my shoulders off.
What a pimp

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:08 PM   #25
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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...
Russo is that u? When did u change your username? Or am i crazy?
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:58 PM   #26
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If your driving your car in the snow then its too late to worry about scratches from a brush.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:04 PM   #27
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Don't worry about it, you are driving an old car in the snow. As others said -just do the windows and lightly brush the rest off with gloves.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:41 PM   #28
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There isnt one, It Illegal in most places to drive around with large ammounts of snow on your vehicle
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:43 PM   #29
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If your driving your car in the snow then its too late to worry about scratches from a brush.
My wrangler's paint is pristine, and it has been through a number of blizzards, offroading, etc. My Jeep has less swirls than my babied s2000.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:57 PM   #30
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I've been using this type for years. It's basically a sturdy foam squeegee with a handle. Will not scratch, pushes off heavy snow in one swipe. Seriously, the best thing I've ever used to clear snow.

I used to have them on the site, but not currently. I can get them, retail will be $25+ shipping. ken@bimmertools.com - I'll set up the order for you offline.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:16 PM   #31
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Ken, it may not scratch by itself but with any contamination in the snow or on the paint- like dirt, that foam tool will indeed swirl the paint. It's direct contact.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:31 PM   #32
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In my experience with all the options, this has the least chance of damaging the paint. If you've got a nice coat of wax on the car, at most, sliding the snow will leave some marks in the wax. The way I look at it, if you have to remove snow, you're probably not keeping your car in a garage. If you're not keeping your car in a garage, potential small blemishes that can be corrected in the spring with a quick wax aren't going to make you crazy.

I sold my E46 about a year ago. It was never garage kept. I cleared snow off it every year for the 9 years I owned it using the above tool without damaging the paint. It still looked awesome after a quick wash and polish.

I'm back in a BMW as of last week (E90), and the only thing in my trunk is that snow broom.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:04 PM   #33
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Russo is that u? When did u change your username? Or am i crazy?
Yep its me alright haha... end of the summer actually. Been laying low on here anyways so I haven't really been posting much.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:52 PM   #34
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:19 PM   #35
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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.
Putting hot water on a windshield will crack it. Be careful with water, even if it is cold.

My suggestion to clearing snow is a remote starter five minutes before you go out.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:05 PM   #36
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Ken's right. Been using one of these on both of my E46's since I got them. Telescoping handle, pushes LOADS of snow off in one sweep, use an "Ice Dozer" on the glass and it takes it off in seconds.

Couple of places, it's called a "Sno-Brum" usually I think, Bav auto may have them too:

http://www.autosportcatalog.com/inde...FeJ9Ogod0SgA2w

http://www.amazon.com/Sno-Brum-Origi.../dp/B0007LDXLA

http://www.premiumboatcare.com/ice-d...hannelid=FROOG
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:06 PM   #37
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That is HORRIBLE, no better than junk you can get at walmart and will scratch the Sh*t out of your car.

Go Sno-Brum or Go home!

No scratches from snow removal in the winter in 7 years.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:30 PM   #38
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Have you considered using a piece of cardboard on the windshield and just lightly brushing off the snow from the hood and trunk ?
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:31 PM   #39
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:50 PM   #40
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^ awesome story bro
Thank you Fergo..........Sometimes the easiest solution is the best one.
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