Some Winter Tricks for us folk in the North - Can-Am ATV Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 11-26-2010, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revicm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mitchell, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 6,596
Thanks: 46
Thanked 103 Times in 90 Posts
Some Winter Tricks for us folk in the North

Keep your headlights clear with car wax! Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights - lasts 6 weeks.

Squeak-proof your wipers
with rubbing alcohol! Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia. This one trick can make badly streaking & squeaking wipers change to near perfect silence & clarity.

Ice-proof your windows
with vinegar! Frost on it's way? Just fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water & spritz it on all your windows at night. In the morning, they'll be clear of icy mess. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raises the melting point of water---preventing water from freezing!

Prevent car doors from freezing shut
with cooking spray! Spritz cooking oil on the rubber seals around car doors & rub it in with a paper towel. The cooking spray prevents water from melting into the rubber

Fog-proof your windshield
with shaving cream! Spray some shaving cream on the inside of your windshield & wipe if off with paper towels. Shaving cream has many of the same ingredients found in commercial defoggers.

De-ice your lock in seconds
with hand sanitizer! Just put some hand sanitizer gel on the key & the lock & the problems solved!

God pisses down your neck everyday...but only drowns you once.
Revicm is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Revicm For This Useful Post:
rkc05  (11-26-2010)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 11-26-2010, 06:20 PM
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
gbroad23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta
Posts: 1,545
Thanks: 64
Thanked 121 Times in 96 Posts
May have to try some of those.
gbroad23 is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 11-26-2010, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revicm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mitchell, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 6,596
Thanks: 46
Thanked 103 Times in 90 Posts
The wax idea should work on the windshield too...i wax my windshield in bug season so the powerwasher blows them all off on the weekend.

God pisses down your neck everyday...but only drowns you once.
Revicm is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 Old 11-26-2010, 07:09 PM
Super Moderator
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rkc05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 18,464
Thanks: 718
Thanked 1,627 Times in 1,365 Posts
Cool tips sir, all rain here so far, snowed about 5 cm and rained after, whew!

2014 Can Am Outy Max 1000 XT, 4" CATVOS lift, 29.5 Gen2 Laws, STI-HD 14" Beadlocks, Dalton 1000 Mud Kit, HMF SS XL, BRP skids, H+T warmers, Kimpex Cargo box, BRP Snork Kit, Tiger Tail and a mirror.
Gone to new home---2013 Outy 1000 Max XT, 29.5 Gen2 Laws, STI-HD 14" Beadlocks,1-1/4" pipe lift, Dalton 1000 Mud Kit, HMF SS XL, BRP Chassis skids and a mirror.
Gone to new Home---2012 Outy 1000 XT, 29.5 Laws, ITP SS108s, Dalton 1000 Mud Kit and a mirror.
Gone to new home---09, 800 Outy MAX XT, 29.5 Outlaws s/w, ITP ss108's, snorked, XMR-BRP rad re-locate, ///AIRDAM CV tech primary, Dalton Y/B secondary spring, HMF Swamp Series slip on, Rubberdown Lift, Ricochet Skids, ATR chassis spine, and a mirror just to not get to far ahead.
http://www.youtube.com/user/julieandwally/videos?view=0
rkc05 is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 11-27-2010, 06:18 AM
Lifetime Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
QUADAHOLIC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ventura, Ca. AMERICA
Posts: 9,719
Thanks: 203
Thanked 293 Times in 240 Posts
Good tips.

Wish I lived where I needed to use them. Right now we in So. Ca. are having a "cold-snap", all the way down to 40ish in some places.

I remember when I lived in Iowa, anything above 35 was BBQ weather.

07-650-MAX XT
Ricochete ~ Crutchfield 2+1 ~ PRP Stabilizer ~ 25" Bighorn's ~ Kewltek brakes ~ Alumatech Guards
Dalton ~ Fasst bars ~ Cannon/mrrpm oil cooler ~ 10" Rigid LED light-bar + many little "custom" things
Gave to stepson, without a ride for awhile.
ALEX JONES
QUADAHOLIC is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 12-03-2010, 08:23 AM
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Backwoodsrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: N 44° 47.929 W 79° 55.927, Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,480
Thanks: 117
Thanked 163 Times in 141 Posts
Those are good tips except for the windshield. Don't wax your windshield. You can wax the side windows with no problem but your windshield is made of a different kind of glass material then you side windows. Plus some or most windshields are pitted by some minor sand blasting (from daily driving) and the wax will sit and stay in the pitted areas.

Just my .02 cents.
Backwoodsrider is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 12-03-2010, 08:28 AM
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Buttsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: St. Thomas, Canada
Posts: 304
Thanks: 14
Thanked 36 Times in 29 Posts
Quote:
Some Winter Tricks for us folk in the North
Sometimes I really hate where I live...................

2013 Outlander 1000 XT Max
Can Am Skid Plates...Can Am Arctic Flex Plow...RubberDown Customs 2" PreLoad Spacers...Can Am HD Bumper...Can Am Aluminum Foot Pegs...Fat Max Rear Rack Storage + Kolpin Fuel Packs...ITP SS216 with Kenda Bearclaw HTR 27"...D2 OverFenders...
Buttsy is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 12-03-2010, 09:39 AM
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: grand rapids mi
Posts: 201
Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Here in michigan we got 5.5 inches on wednesday. It susposed to be up to 34 today and not be back above freezing for the next week. I will have to try a few of these thanks

2007 outty 800
27" interco reptile tires
IPT ss212 wheels
snorkel kit
richocet skids plates (full set)
60" cycle country plow (even thought its faster/easier to snow blow driveway)
2500lb warn winch
D2 fender flares
bsmith is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 12-03-2010, 10:28 AM
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Hot Fuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chapin, SC
Posts: 208
Thanks: 2
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Backwoodsrider View Post
Those are good tips except for the windshield. Don't wax your windshield. You can wax the side windows with no problem but your windshield is made of a different kind of glass material then you side windows. Plus some or most windshields are pitted by some minor sand blasting (from daily driving) and the wax will sit and stay in the pitted areas.

Just my .02 cents.

RainX is a better solution than wax. I have had great results using RainX on all of my vehicles. Cheers!

Hot Fuzz
2010 500 Maxx XTP
2011 800R XTP
"Semper Fidelis" - Alway's Faithful
Hot Fuzz is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 12-03-2010, 10:53 AM
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
I'lltryanythingonce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Germantown, IL
Posts: 200
Thanks: 7
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
thanks for the tips!

2007 Outlander 650
12" ITP Type 7 Series wheels
26" Bighorn 2.0's
HMF Optimizer
HMF Performance Slip-on
WARN RT25 winch
BRP front and rear bumpers
Dalton clutch kit
I'lltryanythingonce is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Can-Am ATV Forum > Off Topic and General Discussion > General Chit Chat

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Can-Am ATV Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tips, Tricks, and Necessary plow addition's ? 09 650 xt Can-Am / BRP 11 11-13-2010 09:30 PM
my bag of tricks Ollie33 Can-Am / BRP 6 04-27-2010 06:50 PM
Any tricks for a Rene on a Dyno busterw Can-Am Renegade 2 03-20-2010 07:11 AM
DS 450 Go Fast Tricks Goodsound Can-Am / BRP 16 04-30-2008 07:17 PM
Same old dog, same old tricks. Caper1967 Please Introduce Yourself 5 04-17-2007 06:19 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome