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Howdy,

We've had some freezing rain...

With that the sliding doors on my '04 Sienna froze shut.

Is there anything I can do to prevent this incredibly
annoying problem?

Sincere thanks,
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Silicone spray applied to the weather stripping on the door and on the body
will protect against moisture freezing the door shut from the inside. As
far as rain freezing over the outside of the door, you could try praying
or parking it in a garage. ;]
 
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"Kenneth" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Howdy,
>
> We've had some freezing rain...
>
> With that the sliding doors on my '04 Sienna froze shut.
>
> Is there anything I can do to prevent this incredibly
> annoying problem?


Pour warm water over the door.

Cathy

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> Sincere thanks,
> --
> Kenneth
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> If you email... Please remove the "SPAMLESS."
 
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"Kenneth" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Howdy,
> We've had some freezing rain...
> With that the sliding doors on my '04 Sienna froze shut.
> Is there anything I can do to prevent this incredibly
> annoying problem?


I know this problem from our Sienna. We used the Silicone spray and the
problem went away. In order to not get the spray everywhere, I sprayed it
on a rag and then wiped the rubber. Also - if you use contact lenses, do
not get it on your fingers and then in your eyes - that would be a bad
thing.
Tomes
 
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On 17 Jan 2007 17:46:06 -0800, "Mark" <[email protected]> wrote:

>Park in a garage
>Wait until it warms up
>Melt the ice with running water
>Run the heater until the ice melts


Move to Florida....


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>Kenneth wrote:
>> Howdy,
>>
>> We've had some freezing rain...
>>
>> With that the sliding doors on my '04 Sienna froze shut.
>>
>> Is there anything I can do to prevent this incredibly
>> annoying problem?
>>
>> Sincere thanks,
>> --
>> Kenneth
>>
>> If you email... Please remove the "SPAMLESS."


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On Thu, 18 Jan 2007 02:12:50 GMT, "Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote:

>"Kenneth" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> Howdy,
>> We've had some freezing rain...
>> With that the sliding doors on my '04 Sienna froze shut.
>> Is there anything I can do to prevent this incredibly
>> annoying problem?

>
>I know this problem from our Sienna. We used the Silicone spray and the
>problem went away. In order to not get the spray everywhere, I sprayed it
>on a rag and then wiped the rubber. Also - if you use contact lenses, do
>not get it on your fingers and then in your eyes - that would be a bad
>thing.
>Tomes
>


That sounds like the voice of experience....


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OT - was Re: Sienna doors freezing shut...?

"Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Kenneth" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Howdy,
>> We've had some freezing rain...
>> With that the sliding doors on my '04 Sienna froze shut.
>> Is there anything I can do to prevent this incredibly
>> annoying problem?

>
> I know this problem from our Sienna. We used the Silicone spray and the
> problem went away. In order to not get the spray everywhere, I sprayed it
> on a rag and then wiped the rubber. Also - if you use contact lenses, do
> not get it on your fingers and then in your eyes - that would be a bad
> thing.


Ever handle red pepper & then - even hours later & after washing your
hands - handle your contacts & put them in your eyes? Yow!!!!!!!!!! ;-)

Cathy


> Tomes
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Re: OT - was Re: Sienna doors freezing shut...?

On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 21:41:02 -0500, "Cathy F." <[email protected]>
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>"Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> "Kenneth" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> Howdy,
>>> We've had some freezing rain...
>>> With that the sliding doors on my '04 Sienna froze shut.
>>> Is there anything I can do to prevent this incredibly
>>> annoying problem?

>>
>> I know this problem from our Sienna. We used the Silicone spray and the
>> problem went away. In order to not get the spray everywhere, I sprayed it
>> on a rag and then wiped the rubber. Also - if you use contact lenses, do
>> not get it on your fingers and then in your eyes - that would be a bad
>> thing.

>
>Ever handle red pepper & then - even hours later & after washing your
>hands - handle your contacts & put them in your eyes? Yow!!!!!!!!!! ;-)
>
>Cathy


Another voice of experience!

Damn that hurts just thinking about it...


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>> Tomes
>>

>


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On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 20:51:06 -0500, qslim wrote:

> Silicone spray applied to the weather stripping on the door and on the
> body will protect against moisture freezing the door shut from the inside.
> As far as rain freezing over the outside of the door, you could try
> praying or parking it in a garage. ;]



Silicone spray?

I told a guy this was happening to to use white lithium grease.
 
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Yeah, that'll probably work too. Whatever makes the rubber repel water.
 
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> On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 20:51:06 -0500, qslim wrote:
>
>> Silicone spray applied to the weather stripping on the door and on the
>> body will protect against moisture freezing the door shut from the
>> inside.
>> As far as rain freezing over the outside of the door, you could try
>> praying or parking it in a garage. ;]

>
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> Silicone spray?
>
> I told a guy this was happening to to use white lithium grease.


Lithium grease will get all over people's clothes, hold dirt, and attack the
rubber. Silicone is kinder to rubber.
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On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 23:00:24 -0600, Ray O wrote:

>> I told a guy this was happening to to use white lithium grease.

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> Lithium grease will get all over people's clothes, hold dirt, and attack
> the rubber. Silicone is kinder to rubber.



But...Pat Goss said so!!!
 
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> On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 23:00:24 -0600, Ray O wrote:
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>>> I told a guy this was happening to to use white lithium grease.

>>
>> Lithium grease will get all over people's clothes, hold dirt, and attack
>> the rubber. Silicone is kinder to rubber.

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>
> But...Pat Goss said so!!!
>


Pat who?
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In article <[email protected]>,
Scott in Florida <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Thu, 18 Jan 2007 02:12:50 GMT, "Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote:
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> >"Kenneth" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> >news:[email protected]
> >> Howdy,
> >> We've had some freezing rain...
> >> With that the sliding doors on my '04 Sienna froze shut.
> >> Is there anything I can do to prevent this incredibly
> >> annoying problem?

> >
> >I know this problem from our Sienna. We used the Silicone spray and the
> >problem went away. In order to not get the spray everywhere, I sprayed it
> >on a rag and then wiped the rubber. Also - if you use contact lenses, do
> >not get it on your fingers and then in your eyes - that would be a bad
> >thing.
> >Tomes
> >

>
> That sounds like the voice of experience....


because of global warming we no longer have freezing rain here.
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In article <[email protected]>,
Hachiroku ÉnÉ`ÉçÉN <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 20:51:06 -0500, qslim wrote:
>
> > Silicone spray applied to the weather stripping on the door and on the
> > body will protect against moisture freezing the door shut from the inside.
> > As far as rain freezing over the outside of the door, you could try
> > praying or parking it in a garage. ;]

>
>
> Silicone spray?
>
> I told a guy this was happening to to use white lithium grease.


Should you use a petro product on rubber door seals?
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On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 23:46:26 -0600, Ray O wrote:

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> "Hachiroku ????" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 23:00:24 -0600, Ray O wrote:
>>
>>>> I told a guy this was happening to to use white lithium grease.
>>>
>>> Lithium grease will get all over people's clothes, hold dirt, and
>>> attack the rubber. Silicone is kinder to rubber.

>>
>>
>> But...Pat Goss said so!!!
>>
>>

> Pat who?


http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/goss.shtml
 
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"Hachiroku ????" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 23:46:26 -0600, Ray O wrote:
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>>
>> "Hachiroku ????" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 23:00:24 -0600, Ray O wrote:
>>>
>>>>> I told a guy this was happening to to use white lithium grease.
>>>>
>>>> Lithium grease will get all over people's clothes, hold dirt, and
>>>> attack the rubber. Silicone is kinder to rubber.
>>>
>>>
>>> But...Pat Goss said so!!!
>>>
>>>

>> Pat who?

>
> http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/goss.shtml


Well, I know who not to go to for advice now!
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"Kenneth" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Howdy,
>
> We've had some freezing rain...
>
> With that the sliding doors on my '04 Sienna froze shut.
>
> Is there anything I can do to prevent this incredibly
> annoying problem?
>
> Sincere thanks,


Ahhh...this brings back memories. Back in the winter of 1978 I had a job in
Michigan. At that time I owned a Datsun 280Z. My second week there I decided
to wash the salt off the car. I was delighted to see that the car wash used
really warm water. I washed the car and drove home. Next morning the doors
were frozen shut. I was lucky, the rear hatch would open. I crawled in and
warmed the car up and got the doors open. The guys at work laughed their
a**es off at me. They said it was very important to dry the door seals after
you washed the car. After that I always dried the door seals after washing
the car. I also lubed the seals with clear silicone grease (not too thick -
just enought o make them shiny). I never had a problem again that winter.
When spring came, I left Michigan and never returned (and don't plan to).

Ed
 
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"Hachiroku ????" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 18 Jan 2007 10:49:18 -0600, Ray O wrote:
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>>>>> But...Pat Goss said so!!!
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> Pat who?
>>>
>>> http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/goss.shtml

>>
>> Well, I know who not to go to for advice now!

>
>
> Um, that was also about 17 years ago, so things may have changed a little
> since then... :)


Before silicone spray became widely available, I used to recommend vaseline,
which in retrospect was bad stuff.
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Re: OT - was Re: Sienna doors freezing shut...?

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> On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 21:41:02 -0500, "Cathy F." <[email protected]>
> wrote:
>>"Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>news:[email protected]
>>> "Kenneth" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>>> Howdy,
>>>> We've had some freezing rain...
>>>> With that the sliding doors on my '04 Sienna froze shut.
>>>> Is there anything I can do to prevent this incredibly
>>>> annoying problem?
>>>
>>> I know this problem from our Sienna. We used the Silicone spray and
>>> the
>>> problem went away. In order to not get the spray everywhere, I
>>> sprayed it
>>> on a rag and then wiped the rubber. Also - if you use contact lenses,
>>> do
>>> not get it on your fingers and then in your eyes - that would be a bad
>>> thing.

>>
>>Ever handle red pepper & then - even hours later & after washing your
>>hands - handle your contacts & put them in your eyes? Yow!!!!!!!!!!
>>;-)
>>
>>Cathy

>
> Another voice of experience!
>
> Damn that hurts just thinking about it...
>

....and after chopping/handling onions too. That's when the fingers just
want to rub those watering eyes....
 
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