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Old 12-02-2014, 08:05 AM   #11
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"So I pull out the warm transmission dip stick and use the warm synthetic DEX 6 fluid to drip into lock, finally get gas cap open/off."

Great McGiver move....
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that was quite impressive. the graphite lock spray is better than wd40 for ice prevention though, just real messy
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It was 70F here yesterday, and now it is 37F and raining, crazy weather for VA this time of year!
LOL Art, I have learned not to pull up on frozen wipers a long time ago, it never ends well!
You don't carry any lock deicer in the PA in the Winter?
Good stuff to have on hand.
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70F William...how is that? - Must be nice!
Normally my supplies would have been with me at the gas station, but I had unloaded the trunk yesterday to do the air shock install. Yes I normally have lock de-icer with me.
I am not going to bother with WD -40 anymore. It does not work in sub zero at all.
I found that synthetic engine oil (add Dex6 now LOL) works good to protect from ice in locks though.
I also have a spray bottle of this with graphite, have tried before, but it likes to freeze in locks many times =bad news.
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The black graphite does make a mess, when on keys, gets onto hands & clothes =yuk.
Now I want to do another MacGyver experiment!!!
A mixture of Dex 6 and Prestone Anti Freeze!
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they got the things that shoot out of a little nozzle into the lock, that stuff keeps it from freezing if you use it before its super cold. normally runs out the hole a bit though.
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I wish I knew how we hit 70F, I had my heat on when I went to bed because it was a bit chilly, woke up and it was 76F in my room, that is too warm for me, I like 69F to 71F, 73F Max..
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they got the things that shoot out of a little nozzle into the lock, that stuff keeps it from freezing if you use it before its super cold. normally runs out the hole a bit though.
I stopped by a store yesterday Justin and got a tall can with the slotted lock nozzle.
Will try to get some into cap lock next time before it freezes & see how that works.
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We are like 60F right now, so hopefully freezing stays away for a while again.
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wow, industrial size.

isnt canada supposed to be worse weather than the US. doesnt seem like it, snowing here again, 6-12inches in the next 24-36hrs and mid 20s for highs without the wind
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I want to see some photos after the snow storm please!!.
I often miss the snow on the west coast as we are protected by the warm tropical rain fronts, until the arctic air slides down & nails us too.
In the last 4 days we have received over 150 + mm of rain and high winds & we are in storm/flood watch now under high tides.
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