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    Unhappy frozen door

    My drivers door has frozen solid cant open it i am fed up going in and out of passenger side, prob was my fault as i used warm water to try and free it but it froze it worse , would a hair dryer do the job on the warmest setting.

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    Get the car hot and warm inside and run the hair dryer round the edges of the door, just don't stay in the same spot for too long. Silicone spray around the door seal should stop it happening again.

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    when you get the door open,
    use some wd40 on a cloth and wipe around the rubber door seals.
    this should stop the problem happening again for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cont1204 View Post
    Get the car hot and warm inside and run the hair dryer round the edges of the door, just don't stay in the same spot for too long. Silicone spray around the door seal should stop it happening again.


    Silicon spray is better as it doesn't affect the rubber. I know WD40 do a varient.

    I wish I had done this on the missus car, before I heard a snap and broke the door handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHobbs View Post


    Silicon spray is better as it doesn't affect the rubber. I know WD40 do a varient.

    I wish I had done this on the missus car, before I heard a snap and broke the door handle.
    yes silicon spray is best,
    but just thinking of what most people have to hand (i should have said)

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    vaseline , a very thin spreading on the door seal - job done

    everyone has vaseline

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    vaseline rots the rubber though because its petrolium based, Aerosspace 303 or any rubber / vynal protectant will do the same job.

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    Furniture polish is a good silicon spray substitute.

    Also handy for seat belts that don't retract fast enough, or stick when retracting.

    Just remember to wipe off the excess.

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    If you go for a drive it should un freeze anyway. Everything melts off mine after half hour with all blowers on. boots stuck twice on mine...

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    Well managed to free it, it was frozen solid, spent 3 hours going round the window edges as the build up of ice was very thick, never again will i pour warm water over the windows, it clears the windows but leaves everything else covered in ice, just need to get some deicer, or get a house with a garage, the reason i spent so long around the windows as was told the ice will swell and crack the windows around the seals.

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