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    Protecting parked cars from bushfires

    Let's say you had a few parked cars and a bushfire was a possibility, how would fire proof them?

    I'm thinking get them in the air on stands as high as practical and get the wheels off.
    Then maybe some wet blankets over the top?

    Anything else, or a waste of time?
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    #2
    Insurance is my recommendation, especially if you can't move them to safety.

    Not much else you can really do sorry.

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      #3
      From experience 475gsm Kevlar is fairly fire resistant, especially at 11 layers... plus side is it will also stop hand gun bullets up to .44 !!

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        #4
        Go buy a heap of fire blankets and leave a sprinkler running over them.
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          #5
          Depending on how close to the flames they are - the heat may destroy them just as mush as if they caught fire.

          A mate in Bellbrook (west of Kempsey NSW) lost his caravan (Totally destroyed) and he had a couple of rare(ish) motorbikes, Jetski and EH panelvan. He put them all in a 40ft container and they were all damaged beyond worthwhile repair through the heat, rather than the flames actually getting to them..


          Fire is a cunt,
          Last edited by Southo; 03-01-20, 12:40 AM.

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            #6
            Maybe more about what’s around them? Get anything flammable out of the shed, drain the fuel and oil, move the spare wood, mow the grass really low, close gaps and vents?

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              #7
              Skip to 1.45 and then 3.33 to see old mates cars and tell me anything will help if you get properly hit. Mate filmed this at Bargo.

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                #8
                Bury them. Container or concrete lined space at least a couple of feet below ground level and well covered by non-combustible dirt. Dig them back up after the fire threat has gone.
                If you dig a hole and it is in the wrong place, digging it deeper isn't going to help.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Banzai View Post
                  Bury them. Container or concrete lined space at least a couple of feet below ground level and well covered by non-combustible dirt. Dig them back up after the fire threat has gone.
                  Fucken A... don't be using combustible dirt....................

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                    #10
                    Park them on bitumen or concrete, if flames can't lick at them or get under them, they have a good chance
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                      #11
                      Vacuum seal them and store in a pool, dam or lake.

                      Just watched that video, it's sad seeing those cars destroyed like that and everything else for that matter

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                        #12
                        One car will be in a garage, and two under separate timber carports so there's probably nothing much I can do anyway.

                        I'm in suburbia, but Bush is less than 2km away, so still at risk of an ember attack.
                        No fires near me at the moment. But who knows what tomorrow will bring.
                        Last edited by Sturmovik; 03-01-20, 02:16 PM.

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                          #13
                          clear the gutters, plug the downpipes with tennis balls, setup soaker hoses/sprinklers that you can turn on? to wet the cars (maybe even remotely)

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                            #14
                            Ive been trying to think of an Idea too.. have 4 cars (only shitbox fords but there mine) was trying to protect when the fires were coming through our town last week...I lease a semi bush property in the think of the fire front, house shed huge tank water.. and fuck all else.. I set up a deisel pump and hoses all around ...i parked one of the dailys in the middle of a dirt paddock the other 3 were in the shed but has trees and shit all the way round .... ???? not being my property hard to just totally remove all obvious fuel... is there a retardant that can be sprayed on an area to reduce the burn?

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                              #15
                              Geez, best of luck everyone.
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