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Hey I have been curious if anyone has had issues with the koup doors and windows icing up. I thought about this before but this morning we had some snow/rain and the window did not roll down that little bit. I had issues with this before when I had battery disconnected when i installed my amp until I rolled window down and back up again, i assume the car thought the window was already down. But if the window is stuck up it will bind. I have noticed this morning but my worry is me not noticing one day and go to close door and window breaks. If you have a forte5 you might not know what I'm talking about. This morning i scraped the window then pushed it down and no problems.
 

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Lol yeah I don't think there is a solution but just figured I'd see if anyone else had experience any issues yet.... my new house only has a single garage but I might park in there this winter. Just got to make room. Full of tires and car parts from old car and stuff... probably going to put winter tires on next weekend and haul everything else to my shed.
 

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Mustangs don't have a frame around the windows like us? I always thought it was kind of dumb. What if battery dies. I know you can open the door and but when you go to close it the window wants to bind. Wonder of anyone has broken any? I know the pontiac g6s are like that too , my aunt had one.
 

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I think it's gonna be a major issue during winter....My window wouldn't open at all and I realized it at the last second before closing my door otherwise I would have broken the window.

Those windows will be a pain in the ass all winter long. For some reasons as time goes I regret buying my KIA.
 

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Some other manufacturers done the same thing.... not only kia and I still never got any proper solution but weather has been decent. It's when it freezes then gets warm then freezes and you get lots of ice build up that you have problems. .... I poured some washer fluid along window and have a zip tie to poke in between the seal and glass. Plastic card doesn't fit.... suggested by other car forums.... but with the washer fluid in there maybe it won't freeze up? I've had some mornings it wouldn't roll down and all I had to do was push switch and it broke loss no problem. .... I can remember my window but I'm always worried about passengers.... if I am bringing some one. I always try to roll down there window a little before they even get in he car....
 

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Hey guys,
Ive been having this same problem myself.

Here are some conclusions I've come up with as I've been experiencing this for the last month or so.

Missing the fact that it is frozen results in an awful sounding thump when closing the door but won't necessarily result in a broken window or damaged frame.

Getting a high pressure "touchless" car wash definitely contributes to the problem since it pushes water below the seals and freezes the windows from the inside.

Nothing you can do will completely halt the freezing process but minimizing it is at least possible.

There are two products that I have used that might not make certain people too comfortable... Judge me all you want just spare me from having to listen to it =P

The first product I use is a "Silicone Gun cloth", (sold in many sporting good stores), it's basically a liquid silicone impregnated cloth. I have found that using it on the inside upper frame and completely wiping down the bottom seals and the entire inner and outer surface of the window and rolling it up an down several times is semi-effective. I don't know long it lasts because I have been reapplying as often as I can remember. This method doesn't make the windows all messy. Basically when its really cold outside and the seals freeze I find that a few taps with the heel of my hand will free it up, without the silicone, it is frozen solid for as long as it takes to completely thaw it out. The second product I use is just straight up silicone lube. I use this stuff to refresh the gun cloth as it gets grimy and I have to give it a wash. It is sold in the drug store in the "family planning aisle" under the name of "Wet Platinum".

A word of warning, you shouldn't go crazy with this stuff because it will weaken and degrade any solid silicone that it comes into contact with.

Kneegradamus, can you tell us if there are any silicone seals in the doors that might be in close proximity to the window as it descends?

Anyway. I have been using these products for my firearms for a long time and I figured if it will make moisture bead and protect my guns from rust if should work to keep the ice from getting a solid grip on the glass. So far it has worked pretty well, not perfect but better than nothing.
Anyone else willing to try out my trick and give us some feedback?

Other people on different car forums with frameless windows use a product called "gummi pflege" I've never used it myself, anyone tried this stuff?
 
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