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Frosty mornings - door opening problem

I would like to ask you which substance you use to grease the window/door rubber when the winter is.
I really have a big problem sometimes with opening the Alfa Romeo GT's doors on the cold and frosty mornings.

Thank you in advance for your help!
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Re: Frosty mornings - door opening problem

You need Gummi-Pflege made by 1Z, available here or your friendly BMW dealer

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Re: Frosty mornings - door opening problem

I use a silicone based spray bought a Lidls for about £1.
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Re: Frosty mornings - door opening problem

Dare I say it but lube the inside of the rubbers with vasaline, works a treat or there are other silicone sprays you can use also as mentioned.
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Re: Frosty mornings - door opening problem

what i dont get is this has never been a problem with any other car ever in my life, how is it that this year its happening with both my car and my brothers? he has a vw bora
i dont get it
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Re: Frosty mornings - door opening problem

it's special global warming frost
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No sorry you're wrong, since we have had 3 cr*p summers global warming has been renamed Climate Change, so whatever the weather the 'experts' are always right
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very true!
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Re: Frosty mornings - door opening problem

I have had problems with the actual door buttons sticking in on my 156's, as well as the door sticking to the rubbers.

As they said, slicone spray or vaseline on the rubbers stops them sticking. I partly cure the sticking buttons and locks by squirting in WD-40
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Re: Frosty mornings - door opening problem

I have had problems with the actual door buttons sticking in on my 156's, as well as the door sticking to the rubbers.
Yep had the sticking buttons on the 156 last winter. WD-40 was ok but only up to a point!
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Re: Frosty mornings - door opening problem

Ye I had button frost and door seal frost
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Re: Frosty mornings - door opening problem

to undo the windows on my 156 when frosted up i always run my credit card between window and rubber,this helps the window motor no end.
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Ever thought of wearing gloves !!!!.....
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Re: Frosty mornings - door opening problem

I use a garage, helps no end.

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