Snow Brush for Winter

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3LECTRIC

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#1
With Winter approaching.. it's time to think about snow. I've always used a regular snow brush and ice scraper, but would like to take extra care of my Model 3. Just came across Snow Joe SNOBRUM-AUTO Brum on Amazon and it seems like a good option to protect the paint. It won't work for ice but I can always get a small ice scraper for that.. plus I plan to pre-heat the car most of the time, which will help with removing ice on the windshield. Thoughts? Has anyone used this or some other similar product? Any recommendations?

 

garsh

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I've decided that I'm going to attempt to really baby this car. No more snow brushes or squeegees will be touching it. My Leaf has so many scratches in it.

My plan is to just push off the snow with a towel. We'll see how foolish of an idea this is. :p
 

Three Pixel

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I bought that Snow Joe broom in the first post. Haven't used it yet as there's no snow yet. But I will say it's large. The pole detaches and clips onto the large blue rectangle for some compactness. But its still bigger than a standard snow bush in size. I was used to tucking a brush away next to my seat but this will eat up some decent space so I'm deciding where I want to put it. Chances are it'll just live on the rear floor mat.

That true-temper brush also looks really nice. Might have to get one of those and compare them.
 
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I found those true-temper brushes go by the brand name Garant in Canada and are readily available at amazon.ca and Canadian Tire. I was buying some stuff at my local store and saw about 8 empty bins and a full one with the 63" version so that's what I got.
 
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#8
With the recent dump of snow/ice, anyone have updates on how the brushes they got hold up or how well they work? Looking to get a brush as well that won't ruin our cars.
 

garsh

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I've decided that I'm going to attempt to really baby this car. No more snow brushes or squeegees will be touching it. My Leaf has so many scratches in it.

My plan is to just push off the snow with a towel. We'll see how foolish of an idea this is. :p
I continue to never let a brush touch my car.
I have given in to using a squeegee on the glass though. It just clears the water off much better than a towel.
 

roguenode

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I've been through one winter with the True Temper one and am pleased with it. We get around 150 inches of snow a year and I keep the car outside. It has worked well and hasn't left any marks on the car. I also like that I can stand on one side and clear the entire roof with it.
 

JWardell

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#13
The only snow brush I use on my precious cars is the OXO Twister brush and scraper it has extra soft bristles that won't scratch the paint like the others. Or at least it feels a lot softer on your skin. :) But I really like the ability to turn the brush sideways to pull and push snow off horizontal surfaces.
 
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