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Strange winter problem - Ideas?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by w7 abs, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. w7 abs
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    During the Icy mornings I've encountered a strange problem - the rear door seals on the sportback are frozen to the car meaning I can't open the doors. Front doors are fine and doesn't matter if I reverse in or drive into my drive. Thought about a bit of polish on the rubbers but not sure if anyone had a better solution as my daughter doesn't appreciate being kept waiting and wants Iggle Piggle to 'get in the car quick Daddy quick' . (God was has my life become?)
    Sorry for hogging so many threads but when you're on a roll!
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    Make sure they are dry & then spray with back to black? I wouldnt think it would freeze, not sure if it might make them squeak though?
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    silicone spray????????
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    Yep silicone spray. Worked on my cupra.
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    Thanks - was is it and where can I get some from?
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    Its for rubber belts and seals. You can get it at Halfords for about a fiver.
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    Can't answer your question about doors but i know where your coming from with Iggle Piggle and Daisy Doo..
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    Christer Engage the beige!

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    If you want to do it the classy way, you can use Swissvax Seal Feed! Great product, without silicone.
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    I use a silicone lubricant on mine that was for the roof/door seals on my S2000 - works brillaintly - you can get a bug tube from Honda for £5 I think
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