dude that is awesome i wish i could do that, but i have to go to school. Im still in high school, so the law says i have to. I wish i could call in. Today was senior skip day everyone. It was not a offical one its just one that we all came up with since we did not have a snow day this week.
Spray some fluid film in your locks and hinges. I've also used a product called "Rust Cure", which also repels water and works at preventing locks from freezing. I've sprayed my locks a couple weeks ago with fluid film and then just washed the car last night at work. Came out this morning and the locks still turned.
Also for the door rubbers, there is a product that A/C Delco makes that I used. It keeps the door rubbers lubed and conditioned. I applied it a while back now (late fall I believe), and the doors haven't froze shut yet. It comes in a small container. The lid has a little cotton ball on the end of it. Something else that works pretty good is "Dubbing", the same stuff you use to water protect your shoes or boots. Just rub on a coat and it helps greatly in keeping the doors opening.
Doors on taurus and the cold do not mix. my friend has a taurus and his parents have a taurus and my older sister has a taurus. when they go to shut their doors in the winter they pop back open they don't wanna latch i tell them keeping lubed helps. but if u need a quick fix for the door u gotta mess with that latch in the door just to get it moving. (don't push the latch up bad things happen when u try to shut the door) Cold and snow rocks keep it safe
oh almost forgot. when u get in your car and u have the defrost running snow or previous ice melts and u get home shut your car off go inside. by the time u realize it your wipers are frozen to your windshield. over time you can mess up the nylon gears and you can go through wipers pretty fast. take 2 pieces of cardboard stick under the wipers (note wrap the cardboard piece with duct tape so you don't have paper on your wipers or window, or if u have smooth cardboard like boxes that come with pictures on em will do)
WD40 in the lock cylinders and latches helps keep them from freezing since it is both a lubricant and water repellent. I always put silicone spray on door and trunk rubbers to help prevent sticking. You can also wipe them with vaseline as that'll do the same thing. If your doors are frozen shut due to a layer of ice, like the aftermath of freezing rain, just grab a pail/jug of hot water and pour it over the door to melt the ice. Do the same for a frozen windshield or wipers frozen to the windshield. And if you know ahead of time that you're gonna get freezing rain, swing the wiper arms up off the windshield for the night so they can't get frozen to it.
I wouldn't suggest putting hot water on iced glass. It can cause it to crack. I've seen the aftermath, but never had it happen to me. Mainly because I live in Florida, and it doesn't get nearly that cold in the winter here.
The WD-40 contains mineral spirits (50%) and liquified petroleum gas (25%), according to the MSDS sheets. That will eat away at the rubber seals. Use silicone spray or grease on the seals.
Also, WD-40 is good for cleaning the lock cylinders and locking mechanisms, however it will attract dirt, long term. Use the WD-40 to clean them, then spray them with white lithium grease to lubricate them.
Sad story time (basically, a don't do this kinda deal):
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