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Old 06-01-2010, 11:43 AM   #21
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This is an excellent test. I recently just wiped the loose snow off then let the remaining harder snow/ice to fall off naturally.

As said, I would have thought a clean car should be okay, but in this weather when there is more muck being thrown around by the conditions, dirt and grime will get caught beneath the snow, which could cause scratching.

I was outside before Christmas and a few kids were waliking up the road collecting snow off parked cars to use as snowballs, nothing wrong in that, but when they done the same to my daily runner, I did ask them not to, in case that action of swiping the roof scratched the paint.

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Old 06-01-2010, 11:51 AM   #22
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I am putting together a write up but need some better after piccies.
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Old 08-01-2010, 02:34 PM   #23
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Very slightly off-topic but I was saying to a work colleague this morning that I had to clear frozen snow from the gap between my tyres and the wheel arches. When I said I had used a combination of my hands and a narrow handled brush, being careful not to damage the paintwork, she howled "Oh I couldn't be bothered with all that, I just kick the wings until the snow falls out".
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I think it depends on how the ice has formed, if it's just a frozen puddle then the bottom of the ice wouldn't be that sharp.
I was out earlier and took a macro shot of some ice on leaves and it looked pretty sharp.
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Ok,

I grabbed a quick picture of the "wiped bit" and to say i am shocked is an understatement as i expected some damage but not this much.

Granted the car wasn't 100% clean but this test was to show what damage could be done to an everyday car and we all know that at this time of year, no car is 100% clean so i think the test is fair.

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That picture shows RDS and swirling and all comes from swiping snow from the car which had ice and grit within - Couldn't be seen until i got the lads D60 on it.

Other findings to follow.

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Forgot to add, that was 2-3 swipes
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I think it depends on how the ice has formed, if it's just a frozen puddle then the bottom of the ice wouldn't be that sharp.
I was out earlier and took a macro shot of some ice on leaves and it looked pretty sharp.
That does look bloody sharp
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:38 AM   #28
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a broom is not a good idea then

No I didnt

used hand to get snow off roof
need to has you heat car up then brake a bit hard then **** who turned the lights out
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Lol,

Yeah amazes me when people leave the roof and wonder what happens when you brake sharp and boom, can't see nout
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:48 AM   #30
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Lol,

Yeah amazes me when people leave the roof and wonder what happens when you brake sharp and boom, can't see nout
Good test showshine. I gotta admit I leave the roof, if it has melted enough to slide off, then my wipers will do their job IMO.

I only ever clear the windows, and the lights. Nature can do the rest

But thanks for taking the time to conduct this test look forwar to other pics.

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