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Hi everyone

i am intending to run my 981 through the winter but am worried about the doors/ windows freezing up. Has anyone experienced this or have any suggestions on how to stop it happening on a car that lives outside?

Thanks in advance 

 

Kev

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Most Important BEFORE you try and open it spray windscreen antifreeze around the windows.

Locking mechanism should not freeze in this country

Heat key slightly if lock is frozen

REgards

 

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I use this stuff on all rubber seals to keep them supple and I would think (but can't guarantee!) that it would help prevent freezing...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nextzett-Gummi-Pflege-Rubber-Mercedes/dp/B01KXM5VCG

 

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20 minutes ago, rowbos said:

I use this stuff on all rubber seals to keep them supple and I would think (but can't guarantee!) that it would help prevent freezing...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nextzett-Gummi-Pflege-Rubber-Mercedes/dp/B01KXM5VCG

 

How do you use this  - just wipe on and leave, or wipe on wipe off ?

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1 minute ago, Patt said:

How do you use this  - just wipe on and leave, or wipe on wipe off ?

Just wipe on and leave - there is a little sponge built into the bottle - you don't put masses on....

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I found a bottle in the shed at the weekend, however my German is not good enough to read the bottle.

Was thinking a quick smear around the door seals and then wind the window down and smear on the lower seal - sound about right ?

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Just now, Patt said:

I found a bottle in the shed at the weekend, however my German is not good enough to read the bottle.

Was thinking a quick smear around the door seals and then wind the window down and smear on the lower seal - sound about right ?

That's all I do.

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star- I'll give that a go.

The 981 isn't as easy to pry open as the 986 was.

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4 hours ago, rowbos said:

I use this stuff on all rubber seals to keep them supple and I would think (but can't guarantee!) that it would help prevent freezing...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nextzett-Gummi-Pflege-Rubber-Mercedes/dp/B01KXM5VCG

 

@JohnK swears by this stuff too - its the only way he can get out of the gimp suit after a long weekend ;)

 

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1 hour ago, Mattman42 said:

@JohnK swears by this stuff too - its the only way he can get out of the gimp suit after a long weekend ;)

 

He told me it made him too tacky (as if!) and prefers sunflower oil to keep it natural...

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its worse as the window goes into a fit trying to drop itself.

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