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    Winter proofing your car or truck.

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    Winter proofing your car or truck.

    Post  Grumpyoldman on Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:15 am

    Winter proofing your car.

    1. To keep your headlights clear, wipe them with car wax. The water repellents in the wax will work to keep the slush and salt from accumulating on the headlights.

    2. Ice-proof your windows by spraying them with a vinegar mixture at night. Use 3 parts vinegar to one part water. If there is already ice on the windows, spray with the mixture to melt it off.

    3. Prevent your car doors from sticking by spraying the rubber seals around the doors with cooking spray and rubbing it in with a paper towel. This will prevent the water from melting into the rubber therefore it wont freeze at night.

    4. Use shaving cream to prevent your windows from fogging. Spray some on the inside of your windows then wipe off with paper towels. Apparently, shaving cream contains some of the same ingredients as commercial defoggers.

    5. If your windshield wipers are leaving streaks or squeaking, wipe them with a cloth saturated in alcohol or ammonia. The build up of grease and grime can be cut by these two solvents. It restores wipers to near perfect clarity.

    6. De-ice a lock with hand sanitizer gel. It contains alcohol which is the main ingredient in commercial de-icers. Put the sanitizer on the key and the lock. The gel must contain at least 60% alcohol or it wont work. The same holds true for sanitizing the hands, anything less than 60% and you're wasting your money.

    7. Stuck in the snow? use your floor mat. Turn off the car, put the rubber side of the mat under the spinning tire. Turn the car back on, step on the gas and it'll give you the grip you need to get moving again.


    My Wife had this info in a Lady's Magazine she was reading.

    I hope these tips will be helpful to some of you.

    Have a great day!


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    THE OTHER 2% ARE FROM OHIO AND THEY SAY, 'HOLD MY BEER AND WATCH THIS.

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