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Integral scraper/brush storage
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If you live in a northern climate you know the hassle of finding your snow brush. Particularly it seems with a 2-door sedan. My brush is behind my seat, so I start the car, fan and defrost on, and then get out, reach for the brush and - 50% of the time, it has fallen into an awkward spot. So I have to move the seat (I hate that) to find it back there. Now my seat is mis-adjusted when I get back in.

I tried to keep my brush in the trunk years ago - but that fails witht he first snow fall. You can get in to the car usually with just a mitt-wipe, but the trunk is often buried under snow and ice.

What I want (doh, I should have patented this first) is to have a snow brush holder inside the door frame. There's lots of space in there - god knows they don't put any insulation or anything in there (another peeve) so why not a slot, with drainage to hold my brush? Then it extracts nicely and I always know where it is.

Anyways - that's been on my mind for several years. Hope Honda surfs this site!

rossgk, Mar 10 2006


       Some cars have a slot with drainage in the door already, for an umbrella.
Shz, Mar 10 2006

       Two-door coupe, eh? Haven't seen too many of those.   

       [warning: bad joke ahead] By the way, what do you call a chicken coop with four doors? A sedan.
discontinuuity, Mar 10 2006

       I've always put scrapers and emergency flashlights and things in the well of the spare tire. Keeps them out of the way, but I always know where to find them.
DrCurry, Mar 10 2006

       In Canada if you put a scaper in your spare tire, you'd be agravated by digging into it a lot. Also, as mentioned, ice can really seal up a trunk very well.
rossgk, Mar 10 2006

       <warning - common sense ahead> You call yourself a Canadian and you own just one brush? If you keep one in the house with you it will be readily available to take with you when you leave. (You did look out the window before you left, didn't you? So you know it snowed again last night and you'll need a brush to clear the snow yet again).   

       <warning - another bad joke ahead> I drive a pickup truck and I've installed a gun rack on the back window. It's not for guns, though. I keep my hockey sticks, my curling broom, and my scraper brush on it.   

       Sorry [ras], I couldn't help myself.
Canuck, Mar 10 2006

       Alas - it snows both when I'm at home, and when I'm at work, or parked elsewhere, so the spare snow brush (yes, I actually do keep another on my back deck for nasty days) doesn't always do much for me.   

       Now maybe [canuck] has another inadvertant idea - there's another option here, a holster for your spare brush/scraper!   

       I'll bun it if you post it!
rossgk, Mar 12 2006

       Speaking of inadvertent ideas, how about this: I'm sure most of us have seen those small metal boxes with a magnet attached for keeping a spare car key hidden somewhere under the fender or bumper or wherever. Just make one big enough to hold a spare scraper brush.   

       I really like the holster idea, though. I can picture 2 snowed-in motorists facing each other down on a pristine white street, fingers twitching as hands hover above wintry weapons of snow removal. I'm just not sure whether I want Clint Eastwood or Clint Howard to play me in the movie version.
Canuck, Mar 12 2006


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