What about snow and ice?

A set of covers should prevent icing but, if ice catches you by surprise, then you may use AeroShell compound 07 or any chemically equivalent product. NO GLYCOL. Use the least fluid possible, applied with no force and no pressure. Fluid should NOT be sprayed into the fuselage or the wing where the controls exit. It is best to apply the fluid from a bucket using a sponge while wearing rubber gloves—no high temperatures and no high-pressure spray. Do not use de-icing fluid where the paint has cracked or is flaking and take especial care with the acrylic canopy.

If your aeroplane has a heavy ice coating then it should be placed in a hangar to allow the ice to melt naturally. 

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