Tip & How-To about Sport & Outdoor - Others
Hi. If you live in a place where winter means icing conditions, snow, sleet and such; you have probably experienced a frozen car window. When murphy's law kicks in the car window that usually freezes up first is on the driver's side. No fun when you want to go to a drive in window, or get the mail from a rural mailbox. What can be even worse is when the window is left open or partly open and freezes in that position... bbbrrrrrrrrrrr.
For a quick fix of this problem without doing any damage to your car's window or the gasket that surrounds the glass on the outside of the door your will need a tool called a flush cut saw. If you have a Home Depot, Lowes, or most any hardware store near by you can purchas a flush cut saw for about $10.00. I like the Stanley Fat Max Flush Cut Saw which is also available at this link http://www.nextag.com/Fatmax-Flush-Cut-Saw-69621680/prices-html
A flush cut saw is unique in that there are teeth but the teeth are not bent, or set, to tear. Instead, the teeth are in a straight line with the rest of the blade. For this application, the teeth will cut but not tear the gasket.
All you do is slide the saw between the glass and the gasket on the outside of the door. This will allow you to slice through the ice that is keeping your window from going up and/or down. It will also solve the frozen window problem without damaging the rubber gasket that is supposed to keep water from entering the interior of the car door.
I keep one of these flush cut saws in my car during the Winter months. It doesn't take up much space but it sure comes in handy when a window freezes shut!
Posted by Joe Hogan on
Jan 20, 2011 | Toyota Corolla Cars & Trucks
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