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    Here's what happened I washed my car last night and went to bed, wake up this morning and we got a cold spell. It was like 19F out, walked up to my camaro to go to school and couldn't get the doors open, so I borrowed my dads car, but the camaro is my DD. Also no warm weather is on the way, how should I get the doors open? I can park it in a heated garage at work but i can't get in the car to drive it too work. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 346ci View Post
    Here's what happened I washed my car last night and went to bed, wake up this morning and we got a cold spell. It was like 19F out, walked up to my camaro to go to school and couldn't get the doors open, so I borrowed my dads car, but the camaro is my DD. Also no warm weather is on the way, how should I get the doors open? I can park it in a heated garage at work but i can't get in the car to drive it too work. Any suggestions?
    Dry the doors and weather strip after you wash it!

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    lol, I'll definitely do that next time

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Dry the doors and weather strip after you wash it!
    Stretch a hair dryer out there and go over the cracks. Thats what I had to do the first and last time I ever did that.

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    Step 1-Find a large rock
    Step 2-Toss tword window
    Step 3-SMASH
    Step 4-Dive into heated garage
    Step 5-Your fucked dont wash it anymore lol

    Or use a hair dryer, which ever one suits you best.

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    you could put a light coating of vaseline on your weather stripping. that will keep it from freazing but leave a little gook on the window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98formy View Post
    Stretch a hair dryer out there and go over the cracks. Thats what I had to do the first and last time I ever did that.
    +x2

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    So everytime he washes his car, he has to wake up and take a hair dryer to the weather strip and be late for work? Uhh, heck with that.

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    happen to me a few.after that i just never washed it when i knew it was going that low of temp. or i sprayed it begining of day when i knew i would open doors a few times before it froze up

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    I've been in the same boat. I was able to get the rear hatch open and climb in. Then run the heater full blast after you get in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98T/Aformula. View Post
    Step 1-Find a large rock
    Step 2-Toss tword window
    Step 3-SMASH
    Step 4-Dive into heated garage
    Step 5-Your fucked dont wash it anymore lol

    Or use a hair dryer, which ever one suits you best.

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    move to florida problem solved

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    i can confirm that, never had this problem, although i did just wash my car...and its gonna be in the 70s tomorow...

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    You can silicone spray the rubber moldings after you wash the car that helps too.

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    hair dryer will work.


    Good story.
    Many years ago I had a couple of room mates. We were always playing practical jokes on each other. One of them shaved up a couple bars of exlax and put it in our yoo-hoo's and put us on the toilet for a couple of days. As payback me and the other guy sat up until like 5am one extremely cold January night drinking beer and every hour or so we'd go out and dump buckets of water on his truck. I think it took him 3-4 days to get into his truck after hours of chiseling and heating it with a hair dryer. I bet there was a good solid inch of ice all over his truck.

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    lol, thats funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    So everytime he washes his car, he has to wake up and take a hair dryer to the weather strip and be late for work? Uhh, heck with that.
    No, I dry it off very well after every time I wash it, especially in the cold, completely prevents the problem then.

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    Well I didn't have a hair dryer, but I managed to get the rear hatch open and then crawled in and pushed the doors open from the inside. I'm definitely going to dry the weatherstripping next time I wash the car because it's gonna be below frezzing for a couple of months.

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    I hope my car does not freeze shut, it's only 95 degrees outside.

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    I did this on my dads truck when the lock froze while I was at work. I work thirds, so it gets cold. Went in to maintance, got propane torch...took to truck. FAST!

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