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Snow brush

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Doug_G, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. ElectricAvenue

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    Rainmaker, what are the chances of that happening?
    I have the OXO brush, it does not have the extendable handle as shown in your picture but the rest is the same. I find that when frozen the bristles are stiff and feel like they scratch.
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 (S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20

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    Perhaps the correct answer is an electric blanket that you install under the hood so that you can plug it in and melt the snow the same way that the preheating does for the rest of the car.
     
  3. RainmakerJL

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    Well if the brush is wet and it freezes it will scrape... Why not heat up the car with brush in it and then take brush out. How cold is your situation?
     
  4. mitch672

    mitch672 Active Member

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    The last few days in Boston it's been 5 degrees F, so cold I saw a new message on my Model S screen "regen disabled"

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  5. RainmakerJL

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    Im in New York City area as cold as your area. Car is garaged and ill keep the brush in car and it will be warm before i use it.... Still considering a snow brush...
     
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    Panacea TSLA Shareholder/Believer

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    That should work! Let us know what you think of it please.
     
  8. Peter_M

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    Just wipe the snow off around the edges of the door before you open it - then the snow won't get sucked inside.
     
  9. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    I keep it in the trunk. Never had snow fall on me yet.
     
  10. Vip

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    Told agree Sunfishsolar! I had only the front end wrapped initially but found out how easily the paint scratches so one week later got the whole car wrapped! Gives me great peace of mind!! Would be very helpful with the snow issue. Would hate to see scratches on the car in the spring when you really clean the car!
     
  11. PeterK

    PeterK Model X & 3 Owner

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    Haven't used it but won't bother to. It was poorly packed in a bubble padded envelope that was torn open, the handle is separating at the point where the horse hairs are anchored, and the whole thing is quite short - maybe 8 or 9 inches of brushes if that. I am sending it back for a refund.

    No Canadian Tires around these parts so will take Doug_G's approach at NAPA, Autozone or Sears, whichever I'm near soonest.
     
  12. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    You need to find the right kind of bee brush. The ones I use are probably a bit stiffer than horse-hair...

    My bee brushes come from Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, but shipping is quite expensive unless you're placing a bee supply order:
    Bee Brush-Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Inc.
     
  13. JohnQ

    JohnQ Active Member

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    Shearing bees for their hair must be time consuming … ba-dum-bum.
     
  14. Chipper

    Chipper Active Member

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    And YOU deserve a stinging rebuke for that!
     
  15. biotweak

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    I've used this:
    Amazon.com: Sno Brum Original Snow Removal Tool with Telescoping Handle: Patio, Lawn Garden

    I can attest that it does not damage the clearcoat.

     
  16. biotweak

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    I use the Sno Brum, it is designed to not scratch paint and I can attest that it does not hurt the clear coat on the car.

    Amazon.com: Sno Brum Original Snow Removal Tool with Telescoping Handle: Patio, Lawn Garden

     

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