Jump to content

9 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hey all - messaging in from Boston, MA where it is 5 degrees. My girlfriend was scraping the ice off her car's windshield and the surrounding area and accidentally broke through the plastic piece the connects the hood and the windshield (see photo attached). I know very little about cars, but am thinking that it is probably imperative that I get this covered up, as the hole is leaving the engine exposed to some pretty brutal conditions. However, the car is completely snowed in so taking it into the shop isn't really an option. Any ideas on how to cover it up in the meantime? Thanks!!! 

0-1.jpg

0-2.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, frozenmini said:

Hey all - messaging in from Boston, MA where it is 5 degrees. My girlfriend was scraping the ice off her car's windshield and the surrounding area and accidentally broke through the plastic piece the connects the hood and the windshield (see photo attached). I know very little about cars, but am thinking that it is probably imperative that I get this covered up, as the hole is leaving the engine exposed to some pretty brutal conditions. However, the car is completely snowed in so taking it into the shop isn't really an option. Any ideas on how to cover it up in the meantime? Thanks!!!

If you have the broken pieces they can probably be glued back in. A bit of 5 minute epoxy and a some piecing the puzzle pieces together would be the cheapest option.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Nate4x4 said:

If you have the broken pieces they can probably be glued back in. A bit of 5 minute epoxy and a some piecing the puzzle pieces together would be the cheapest option.

This

Glue can do wonders

I fell your pain, I'm down in Ashford, CT. Weather's been brutal last few days. 

My dad and I had to run all the cars while cleaning off the windows. Took like half an hour for each car. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, MatthewPR said:

This

Glue can do wonders

I fell your pain, I'm down in Ashford, CT. Weather's been brutal last few days

My dad and I had to run all the cars while cleaning off the windows. Took like half an hour for each car. 

@MatthewPR Whew, that's a pain! Went down to -22 last night here in On, Canada. What's the temperature like down where you are at?

Edited by Nate4x4
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Nate4x4 said:

@MatthewPR Whew, that's a pain! Went down to -22 last night here in On, Canada. What's the temperature like down where you are at?

-22????

Dang, feels like I'm in a spa now. 

Currently it's 0. When we were doing the cars, it was like 28. Problem was we had a real bad ice storm and it left like an inch of ice on everything. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, MatthewPR said:

-22????

Dang, feels like I'm in a spa now. 

Currently it's 0. When we were doing the cars, it was like 28. Problem was we had a real bad ice storm and it left like an inch of ice on everything. 

I can imagine so. Yea and with the wind shield it was -33, had to put a heater in the garage to keep the produce from spoiling....:rolleyes:

Edited by Nate4x4
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Nate4x4 said:

I can imagine so. Yea and with the wind shield it was -33, had to put a heater in the garage to keep the produce from spoiling....:rolleyes:

Man, I complain about the cold.....but it's never that bad here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -

×