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Jim NotreDame IN
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its winter here and we got about 6 inches of snow last night... my wife has dibs on the garage during the winter, so its cold to my reatta. my doors have started freezing shut, any advice? i think i read somewhere that if you have an aerosol silicone lubricant, you can rub that onto rubber seals to achieve something like that. any other products that you know of?

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Move South, build another garage, get another wife. Not an easy choice I see no way out. That is why I like Nashville, I have a spare bedroom but I also have 2 cars, 2 vans, 1 truck and 3 trailers so that would mean you would have to leave your Reatta at home. See....... like I said, no way out.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: juddev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

A better solution would be to move to Costa Rica and have the only Reatta in the country! </div></div>

Funny you should mention that! I am at the end of my three months in Costa Rica, and have not seen one Reatta yet. Actually, not even one Buick. I have missed my car. As crazy as the drivers are here, I don't think I would want a Reatta. cool.gif

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303 products have come up on this board several times in the past so I checked out their web site.

I have not used any of the 303 products so I can't say if any of them work as advertised. While checking out their web site I found a product that may fit the bill for keeping the doors from freezing shut. It is a product to recondition wiper blades and, according to their hype:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">And In Winter ...

SNOW AND ICE WILL NOT STICK TO TREATED BLADES!

And wiper blades conditioned with 303 Wiper Treatment will not freeze to the windshield overnight. - A winter must.

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It may be possible to use this on the door seals to keep them from freezing to the glass and painted parts of the door frame.

Their web site offers a free sample kit of some of their products.(must include $5.00 for shipping) Of them, the wiper treatment is included.

I just mailed them a check for $5.00. We shall see, what we can see upon the kits arrival.

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I don't know, but with the price of gas it might be cheaper to get a new wife.

What I did when I was working and leaving the house every morning at 6AM was use a hair dryer. My pickup was always in a carport but the doors and locks would still freeze tight. The hair dryer only took a minute and I didn't bother with the passenger door.

I later found an article about all the uses of WD-40. I started using this on the door seals and locks and never had a freeze problem since. I still have the same pickup but don't even get out of bed that early anymore.

Dan

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MauiWowee</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: juddev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

A better solution would be to move to Costa Rica and have the only Reatta in the country! </div></div>

Funny you should mention that! I am at the end of my three months in Costa Rica, and have not seen one Reatta yet. Actually, not even one Buick. I have missed my car. As crazy as the drivers are here, I don't think I would want a Reatta. cool.gif </div></div>

I spent 3 weeks in Costa Rica in January/feb. San Jose: Del rey hotel (culture Shock)

Manual Antonio, Jaco beach, Montezuma,

Tamerindo and the best beach of the trip: Playa Flamingo,

6-7 foot waves for body surfing and no real undertow.

Next year 1 month there! I drove a daihatsu terios and it wasnt too bad for $300 a week

daihatsu_terios2006_070_530.jpg

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MauiWowee</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Vasoline is a petroleum product. It should not be used with most rubber products. At least that's what the condom manufacturers say. cool.gif </div></div>

nonoxyl 9 is a water based lubricant. does spermicide have any effect on weather seals?

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