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Old 22-01-2017, 02:46 PM   #1
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Can I store detailing products in freezing temperatures?

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Newbie here, really enjoying the site.

I've recently got the detailing bug and so have bought various products ie snow foams, shampoo, waxes etc. At the moment I store them all inside the house.

I'd like to clear some space and put them in a waterproof plastic storage unit in the garden. Given the freezing temps we are having at the moment would this be alright or would the products get damaged?

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Old 22-01-2017, 02:50 PM   #2
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Should always read the labels.
Storage instructions are normally on there.
But in any case store away from frost is nigh on mandatory
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Old 22-01-2017, 02:53 PM   #3
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Mine are out in the garage all year round and never had any issues.
No other option as no room in the house.
Waxes are protected in a case and some fluids in detailing bags, the rest just sit on a shelf.
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Old 22-01-2017, 03:34 PM   #4
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Same here, all my products are kept in my garage and I've never had any issues with them getting frozen.
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Old 22-01-2017, 03:58 PM   #5
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Thanks very much.
I was pretty sure most people must keep them in unheated garages without any problems but thought I would check.
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Old 22-01-2017, 04:13 PM   #6
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I sometimes bring a few products in if I know I'm going to use them a couple of hours before hand, also they can separate so good shake of the bottle is a good idea.


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Old 22-01-2017, 04:24 PM   #7
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Mine all live in the house, my wife gets stressed if she can't see them.
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Mine all live in the house, my wife gets stressed if she can't see them.
Mine gets stressed when she does see them in the house.
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Just put the missus in the shed.
I valued my polishers more than her shoes. Hence i gave her shoe to the dog to play with.
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Old 23-01-2017, 02:11 PM   #10
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Freezing Temperatures

Hi, keeping your items in a (brick) garage is safe enough - they shouldn't get any frost damage - I keep all my stuff on shelves in my garage, similar to previous posts, and never had a problem. You mentioned you thought about moving your stuff to a plastic shed in the garden - I've got a metal shed in the garden and that doesn't provide any protection from the frost or freezing temperature. I can't see your plastic shed helping out with the frost. Considering the amount of money that you could 'potentially' spend on detailing products - I wouldn't risk it. Move them in March / April and put them back in the house from November onwards!
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