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Ice in wheel wells

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Posted by Michael Pardee on January 26, 2007, 10:54 pm

Both our 2002s have a problem with road ice collecting in the wheel wells.
Here the city uses cinders instead of salt, and the gray mush packs hard
around all four wheels. It leaves just enough room for the tire to clear,
but it rubs at the slightest provocation. I'm thinking maybe I should spray
the wheel wells with silicone when it snows. Others must have dealt with
this - any experience? And you guys from the warm country can tease me if
you want ;-)


Posted by mrv@kluge.net on January 27, 2007, 6:02 pm


Yeah, slush does like to compact itself up in the wheel wells.  If I
find myself having problems turning due to the compacted slush, I just
pull over and kick the wheel wells - the slush falls out nicely.

Posted by Michael Pardee on January 28, 2007, 1:32 pm

In both of ours the ice gets a death grip and I can't even dig it out. Any
obvious objection to my silicone spray idea?

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