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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-09-2005, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Froze door help

My G/F door is frozen shut on her car. Tell me if I am wrong but once we get it open WD-40 will help from preventing it to freeze again. Am I right or wrong. I definately don't want to do something that will make matters worse.

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Or put some silicaone spray on the door seal.
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some people will call me stupid but the easiest way to get into a frozen door is a bucket of hot water. Only problem is that you'll have to make sure you dry the doors weather stripping, and make sure you don't get the key lock wet either. I also keep a fresh bottle of windshield wiper fluind in the trunk so that if I'm somewhere other than home I can use that to poor over the door and it usually helps. After you dry the weather stripping you can use any silicone based product on the weather stripping.
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Some non-stick cooking spray will work the same as wd40 and most other products.
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some people will call me stupid but the easiest way to get into a frozen door is a bucket of hot water. Only problem is that you'll have to make sure you dry the doors weather stripping, and make sure you don't get the key lock wet either. I also keep a fresh bottle of windshield wiper fluind in the trunk so that if I'm somewhere other than home I can use that to poor over the door and it usually helps. After you dry the weather stripping you can use any silicone based product on the weather stripping.
Do this to get the door open, once open spray with Silcone spray.

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Lets all keep in mind, although silicone is good stuff, it does promote rust, and over time, is will bond into the rubber/foam seals crystalize and harden them dont use it on your dash either, no matter how much you like that shine. Putting it in your door sills is not recommended. Cooking spray

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According to my wife, Petrolium Jelly does a great job of both preventing this, and keeping the seal like new (which prevents water from even getting in).

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According to my wife, Petrolium Jelly does a great job of both preventing this, and keeping the seal like new (which prevents water from even getting in).
I was also going to recommend this but I'm feeling under the weather and wasn't in the mood for any jokes.
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WD40=
Water Displacement formula #40.
No water... No freeze.

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Breathe on it for a little while. That might work if you don't have anything else. Lol
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You shouldn't put petroleum anything on rubber door seals. Petro causes rubber to deteriorate. I just lost a bungee on my landing gear this year because oil from my smoke tank got on it and caused it to literaly disintegrate. Probably took a year, but it caused the rubber to harden and break. Use something non-petroleum based.

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As far as getting the door open I have one of them kerossene heaters that look like a jet engine. I think it 400,000 BTU's. This thing works so well her nieghborhood will think they are in the Bahamas. LOL

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As far as getting the door open I have one of them kerossene heaters that look like a jet engine. I think it 400,000 BTU's. This thing works so well her nieghborhood will think they are in the Bahamas. LOL
You can also use one of them flex-steel pipes from the auto parts store used for cheapo exhaust systems. Place it over the exhaust of another car that's running and put the other end by the frozen door or door lock. I've done this out in fields where nothing else was available.

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WD 40 will work just fine.

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You can also use one of them flex-steel pipes from the auto parts store used for cheapo exhaust systems. Place it over the exhaust of another car that's running and put the other end by the frozen door or door lock. I've done this out in fields where nothing else was available.
interesting concept
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Have you tried the passenger door?

If you can get in, then you may be able to bounce the driver's door open.

How did it get frozen shut? Did she take it through a car wash

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My locks used to freeze quite a bit up in Wisconsin. The area favorite for unfreezing a frozen car door lock was...put your lips up to the door lock and blow. No joke, it worked everytime. Make sure your lips cover the whole lock and blow hard. For some reason, the girls were always better at doing this than the guys. lol

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Make sure your lips cover the whole lock and blow hard.
doesn't it work better if you suck instead of blow?
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My locks used to freeze quite a bit up in Wisconsin. The area favorite for unfreezing a frozen car door lock was...put your lips up to the door lock and blow. No joke, it worked everytime. Make sure your lips cover the whole lock and blow hard. For some reason, the girls were always better at doing this than the guys. lol
I'm picturing WSE as a kid and the fire department pulling up in front of his house as the firemen rush to unstick the poor kids lips from the car door. How about you guys??

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I'm picturing WSE as a kid and the fire department pulling up in front of his house as the firemen rush to unstick the poor kids lips from the car door. How about you guys??
lol

I'm picturing my foot in your ass.

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Well, my Jetta has a nasty habit of freezing the locks. What I did (outside of a bar at 230am) was go back INTO the bar and get a shot of grain alcohol. Dipped the key into it and presto, instant open!

drinking the shot afterwards is optional.
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Well, my Jetta has a nasty habit of freezing the locks. What I did (outside of a bar at 230am) was go back INTO the bar and get a shot of grain alcohol. Dipped the key into it and presto, instant open!

drinking the shot afterwards is optional.

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