What to use to clean snow off my car this winter?

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  1. Joetabasco

    Joetabasco The Wing King

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    I was wondering, with winter just around the corner here in canada, what does everyone in the snowbelt use to clean off thier car in the morning?

    I unfortunately do not have a garage, so I will stop that reply now.:squint:

    Are there any brushes out there that scratch LESS than others? Materials to look for or avoid?

    Keep in mind that I may have to clean off a foot or so some mornings after a good dumping of snow.:noes:
     
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    n2_space Space > *.*

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    I ordered an OXO snow brush, will try it on my beater first though :o Oxo makes great brushes and ones that are safe for paint. I use one on my car on a couple spots where there are grooves that are impossible to get to and have no marring from it. I was very reluctant at first, but it does work fine. The oxo snow brush I ordered was on backorder, so I won't have it for a couple of weeks.

    http://www.oxo.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=27_68

    The spoke brush is great too.
     
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    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    I Just use a regular snow brush that you can get anywhere, I just dont' go all the way down to the paint. I leave a little bit of snow left on the car, It blows off after a few second sof driving.
     
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    Me too, but I still don't trust a regular brush :o I am wayyyyyy too anal about my car.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I use Dallas weather to keep snow off my car. ;)
     
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    I used to use that method to keep it off my Volvo V770 Semi, But i only get about 475km to a tank on my '97 Mazda 626 vs 2200 MILES to a tank on the Volvo!:squint:

    And driving to texas to get the snow to melt is a bitch of a commute when i just work across town!
     
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    :rofl: I knew that was coming :)
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Sorry, I couldn't resist!

    I honestly don't know how anyone can live where it snows regularly in the winter. Hell, I think Dallas winters, or for that matter, Phoenix winters are too cold!
     
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    But then you have to wonder how can anyone fully detail people's SUV's in 90+ degree weather.
     
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    I'm just the opposite... I am very warm blooded and can't stand heat, cold doesn't bother me :dunno: I love snow, it's fun to play in, especially with my daughter :)
     
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    Joetabasco The Wing King

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    yep, and you havent lived until you try and drive in the snow like you do on Dry pavement. Nothing beats hanging the back end of the car out around every corner in the city! It drifting for anyone who doesnt have a high powered japanese drifter!
     
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    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    Damn right, one of the reasons I LOVE my awd cars :wiggle:
     
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    :dunno: Doesn't bother me a bit. I'll work it in all day then go skate 10-15 miles in the early evening.

    Trust me, you can dry a car a lot more quickly when it is in the 90s than when it is in the 30s. Cold weather adds about 20% more time to details.
     
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    I just wipe off the windows, then if there is a ton, brush most off, then start driving. If Im at work, I just pull it in the garage and rinse it off with hot water :dunno:
     
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    not taking the snow off of your car is illegal in ct
     

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