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theBUBBAMANcan  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 1:35:29 AM
How do you fix sticking car door gaskets in cold weather???

It's gonna be a long winter if the damned doors are gonna freeze shut all winter, lol

Help!
www-glock19-com  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 1:36:43 AM
armor all or Vaseline I have been told but have never had this problem

complete covering of ice on the outside stopping you from opening yeah but not sticky rubber
kevthebassman  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 1:36:58 AM
You could try a bit of oil on a rag and wipe down the gaskets. Something to keep the water from sticking to the gasket.
Chromekilla  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 1:38:37 AM
Here is something I got in a forward email. The first useful thing ever.


Keep your headlights clear with car wax! Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights - lasts 6 weeks.

Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol! Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia. This one trick can make badly streaking & squeaking wipers change to near perfect silence & clarity.

Ice-proof your windows with vinegar! Frost on its way? Just fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water & spritz it on all your windows at night. In the morning, they'll be clear of ice. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raises the melting point of water––-preventing water from freezing!

Prevent car doors from freezing shut with cooking spray! Spritz cooking oil on the rubber seals around car doors & rub it in with a paper towel. The cooking spray prevents water from melting into the rubber, and it won't breakdown the rubber like WD-40 might do.

Fog-proof your windshield with shaving cream! Spray some shaving cream on the inside of your windshield & wipe it off with paper towels. Shaving cream has many of the same ingredients found in commercial defoggers.

De-ice your lock in seconds with hand sanitizer! Just put some hand sanitizer gel on the key & the lock & the problems solved!
moparman71  [Member]
12/1/2010 1:40:34 AM
Napa sells a product called Sil-Glyde. it's silicone in a paste form, use a towel to apply to door seals, works awesome, and a $5 tube will last longer than you can remember where you put it.
O-Face  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 1:41:04 AM
STP silicone spray.
1GUNRUNNER  [Life Member]
12/1/2010 1:44:26 AM
Pam
thelaw09  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 2:10:58 AM
Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:
armor all or Vaseline I have been told but have never had this problem

complete covering of ice on the outside stopping you from opening yeah but not sticky rubber


This. I armor all the rubber gasket before the temps drop. In a pinch, I've had to use a warm bucket of water after an ice storm, but you better have a garage to pull it into later so it can dry completely and not just refreeze.

I hate winter more every year.

Staggunner  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 2:11:31 AM
butta
Gamma762  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 2:30:43 AM
Armor all or any silicone will work.
TheKill  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 2:53:21 AM
Yep, silicone. Will condition the rubber and keep them from sticking. Should do it every spring and fall, as well as lubricate your door hinges with lithium grease from a spray can.
1Andy2  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 2:58:28 AM
Shoot a hole in the ground.

Collect bubbling crude.

???

Move away from there.
Mherriford  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 3:03:00 AM
Johnsons floor wax, or any wax really, but I have always used the stuff in the yellow can
Dumpster_Baby  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 3:29:31 AM

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Shoot a hole in the ground.

Collect bubbling crude.

???

Move away from there.

This is the best, universal, all-around, perfect fix that I've ever read on arfcom. There isn't anything you can't fix this way.

flightsimmer  [Member]
12/1/2010 9:16:15 AM
Armour-All, lightly soak a rag, sponge or paper towel and wipe on rubber gasket. We used this on all equipment at Penske Leasing and as you know, he only uses the best.

10mm, when you care enough to send the very best.
Roland2345  [Member]
12/1/2010 9:25:18 AM
Originally Posted By moparman71:
Napa sells a product called Sil-Glyde. it's silicone in a paste form, use a towel to apply to door seals, works awesome, and a $5 tube will last longer than you can remember where you put it.


This has worked well for me.
pitbullcrazyinky  [Member]
12/1/2010 9:47:34 AM
Remote start. warms the whole car up.
c130montana  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 10:01:32 AM
I was gonna say bacon grease (this is ARFCOM), but it would attract insects in the Summer.

Silicon spray.



The Ol' Crew Chief


NathanL  [Member]
12/1/2010 10:09:03 AM

Originally Posted By c130montana:
I was gonna say bacon grease (this is ARFCOM), but it would attract insects in the Summer.

Silicon spray.



The Ol' Crew Chief




A guy in the shop used some flavored variety of PAM spray oil. I don't think he ever got rid of all the ants.
CnA  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 10:14:36 AM
Silicone as others have already said. Armor All, or other products with lubricants designed for rubber will also work.

Don't use Vaseline or petroleum products. They can degrade and slowly dissolve the rubber.

Don't use PAM, cooking sprays, or vegetable oils. They will gunk up, make a nasty mess, and are not meant for cold weather. When they gel up in the cold, it will actually glue the door shut making the problem worse.
3rdpig  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 10:16:20 AM
Dow Corning makes a silicone grease in a tube that works great and preserves the rubber as well.
SultanOfBrunei  [Member]
12/1/2010 10:17:37 AM
In a pinch, piss on your ice-locked door or lock to get it open.
skunk-ape  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 10:19:03 AM

Originally Posted By O-Face:
STP silicone spray.

^^^^^^^

this, or any silicone spray. spray on a clean rag and wipe the gaskets all the way around


Soybomb  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 10:25:09 AM
Originally Posted By CnA:
Silicone as others have already said. Armor All, or other products with lubricants designed for rubber will also work.

Don't use Vaseline or petroleum products. They can degrade and slowly dissolve the rubber.

Don't use PAM, cooking sprays, or vegetable oils. They will gunk up, make a nasty mess, and are not meant for cold weather. When they gel up in the cold, it will actually glue the door shut making the problem worse.


Best post in the thread.
NAM  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 10:25:38 AM
Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Here is something I got in a forward email. The first useful thing ever.


Keep your headlights clear with car wax! Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights - lasts 6 weeks. wax attracts dirt/dust/mud

Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol! Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia. This one trick can make badly streaking & squeaking wipers change to near perfect silence & clarity. Alcohol/ethanol and rubber do not get along well, hence the problems with ethanol is gasoline



Am I the only one that sees fail here?
Brak  [Member]
12/1/2010 10:34:09 AM
Throw a bucket of hot water on the door. Also defrosts your windshield in a hurry
alphabavo  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 10:36:42 AM
We used silicone spray at the Jaguar dealership.

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Makarov  [Member]
12/1/2010 10:39:20 AM
Spray or wipe PAM on the gasket material
Makarov  [Member]
12/1/2010 10:40:29 AM
Originally Posted By Brak:
Throw a bucket of hot water on the door. Also defrosts your windshield in a hurry



Not sure if you are serious but that is a good way to crack a windshield.
scottedward58  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 10:53:54 AM
Don't listen to the posts about putting any kind of oil, Pam, Vaseline on the rubber, it will cause the rubber to break down. Use a silicone based lubricant it does the same thing without ruining your weather stripping.
rxdawg  [Team Member]
12/1/2010 11:20:36 AM
Silicone spray on a rag, wipe the rubber down. Repeat as needed.
thorshammerblow  [Member]
12/1/2010 1:48:16 PM
pour water on it the night before
1GUNRUNNER  [Life Member]
12/1/2010 2:38:02 PM
Originally Posted By scottedward58:
Don't listen to the posts about putting any kind of oil, Pam, Vaseline on the rubber, it will cause the rubber to break down.




Pam is made from Canola Oil.

jeepnstein  [Member]
12/1/2010 2:51:52 PM
I recommend using a MAPP gas torch to warm the gasket if it is frozen. It also works on frozen locks and windshields.

If you are too weak and scared to use an open flame on your car doors, you could use a bit of Vaseline on them before they get wet. Or if it's your buddy's car a generous coating of axle grease works really well.
Hmann  [Member]
12/1/2010 3:00:17 PM
KY. The warming kind.
TaylorWSO  [Life Member]
12/1/2010 3:02:50 PM
Originally Posted By theBUBBAMANcan:
How do you fix sticking car door gaskets in cold weather???

It's gonna be a long winter if the damned doors are gonna freeze shut all winter, lol

Help!


pam, armour all, or something with silicon in it