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Old 01-26-2005, 09:34 AM
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how to remove snow from the car?

Should we use a brush to remove snow from our cars? Would this create hairline scratches?

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Old 01-26-2005, 09:58 AM
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Should we use a brush to remove snow from our cars? Would this create hairline scratches?

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Old 01-26-2005, 10:03 AM
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Leaf blower... it's not doing anything else this time of year...

No, I use a car brush. Haven't noticed many scratches from it. I do try to only clear the new snow with the brush, not the sand and salt-laden brown snow from the sides of the car. Get that in the brush and you'd see some scratches!
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:16 AM
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:22 AM
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I don't see how the web page can say it won't cause scratches. This sounds like just using a sponge to push the snow away. I think this still can cause scratches because the car itself is usually not clean under the snow. I mean, that's why we hose off excessive dirt before washing our cars. In the winter on where I live we have sand and salt especially on the hood, if I push the snow, it is like a sand paper..
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:24 AM
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:26 AM
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I don't see how the web page can say it won't cause scratches. This sounds like just using a sponge to push the snow away. I think this still can cause scratches because the car itself is usually not clean under the snow. I mean, that's why we hose off excessive dirt before washing our cars. In the winter on where I live we have sand and salt especially on the hood, if I push the snow, it is like a sand paper..
Anything you put on the paint will cause swirls and scratches. It's just a matter of what's less abrasive to the finish. Most snow brushes I've touched are fairly hard and IMHO are more likely to cause more significant swirling. I have used the Sno Brum a few times and have been generally happy with results. In winter, you really just have to do the best you can and fix the sloppiness when spring rolls around.
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:39 AM
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that is exactly what we use on all our pool cars at work. it is a really soft foam rubber, similar to some of the California Water Blade knockoffs.
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:46 AM
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Actually, the best solution is the one I use when the weather turns crappy down here:



If I still lived in Buffalo a winter beater would be a REQUIREMENT.
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I know what a CWB is. I have one. I was suggesting using one for clearing snow.

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