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Car Brush/Scraper for Snow

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Car Brush/Scraper for Snow

Rather than just buy one with great reviews on 'x' site, was wondering if anyone knew of some good options for a car brush/scraper for the upcoming winter season. First car I owned so don't want to scratch it and such.

Don't really care what the price is.. I guess <$50 is reasonable if it lasts.
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Buy a brush that has a squeegee on one end and use that to remove the snow.
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Costco sells snowbrush every year for winter season. Don't remember the current price.
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Electrah wrote: This one looks promising. I see its very good for larger vehicles. I do have a smaller vehicle (sedan) but guess I won't need the extension as much which is fine with me.
They make different sizes
63"
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/gara ... p.html#srp
52"
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/gara ... p.html#srp
36"
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/gara ... p.html#srp
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McLaren__F1 wrote: Garant Telescopic Scratch Free Snow Brush, 52-in
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/gara ... p.html#srp
That looks like the one my wife got a few years ago. I love using it when I borrow her car. My mother gave it to her as a gift (WHERE'S MY GIFT MOM??? :)) and I've always been jealous. It works great.
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This is the classic used by car dealerships to prevent paint scratching: https://www.amazon.ca/Snow-Joe-SNOBRUM- ... B0007LDXLA

No frills device, you have to manually assemble/break it down otherwise it takes up space... like a broom. The foam is fairly durable, but it will wear eventually depending on use. It's great for trucks with bed covers or for deep snow.
Webhead wrote: Costco sells snowbrush every year for winter season. Don't remember the current price.
I noticed they upgraded the most recent model somewhat, there used to be plastic pieces on the edges of the aluminum broom head that would fall off and allow the head to potentially scratch. Still I see lost of these get returned and end up at my local liquidator, mostly chipped/cracked ice scrapers and broken swivel mechanisms at the head.
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M1K3Z0R wrote: This is the classic used by car dealerships to prevent paint scratching: https://www.amazon.ca/Snow-Joe-SNOBRUM- ... B0007LDXLA

No frills device, you have to manually assemble/break it down otherwise it takes up space... like a broom. The foam is fairly durable, but it will wear eventually depending on use. It's great for trucks with bed covers or for deep snow.



I noticed they upgraded the most recent model somewhat, there used to be plastic pieces on the edges of the aluminum broom head that would fall off and allow the head to potentially scratch. Still I see lost of these get returned and end up at my local liquidator, mostly chipped/cracked ice scrapers and broken swivel mechanisms at the head.
I have this as well. It can still scratch since the surface of the car is dirty. Use light pressure when close to paint and that will minimize scratching.
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EP32k2 wrote: I have this as well. It can still scratch since the surface of the car is dirty. Use light pressure when close to paint and that will minimize scratching.
I have one of these too and use it exactly the way you mentioned. I love this thing. Saves me so much time. I also keep a brush in the car for the light stuff.
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EP32k2 wrote: Use this if you hate your car.
And/or just cheap AF.
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Electrah wrote: Rather than just buy one with great reviews on 'x' site, was wondering if anyone knew of some good options for a car brush/scraper for the upcoming winter season. First car I owned so don't want to scratch it and such.

Don't really care what the price is.. I guess <$50 is reasonable if it lasts.
The best brush that will not swirl the paint is actually not a snow brush, but a car wash brush !
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/simo ... 8507p.html
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It does't matter what brush you use, grit will stick to your paint, and scratch it when you brush snow off. Swirl marks are Thanos, just deal with it.
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EdT586 wrote: The best brush that will not swirl the paint is actually not a snow brush, but a car wash brush !
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/simo ... 8507p.html
LOL you had my curiosity until I saw Simoniz. I actually have one of these at the shop that we use for washing our truck wheels. It doesn't matter what brush you use. If it's not used properly, it will leave swirls. I never completely remove all the snow. Leaving a thin layer behind will protect your paint.
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mer1ion wrote: LOL you had my curiosity until I saw Simoniz. I actually have one of these at the shop that we use for washing our truck wheels. It doesn't matter what brush you use. If it's not used properly, it will leave swirls. I never completely remove all the snow. Leaving a thin layer behind will protect your paint.
They give out tickets now if the snow drifts from the roof, hood or trunk ...seen them give out $500 tickets !
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EdT586 wrote: They give out tickets now if the snow drifts from the roof, hood or trunk ...seen them give out $500 tickets !
Which part of a thin layer of snow did you not understand?

I'm one of those people that gets really annoyed at people who don't clear the snow off their entire vehicle

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