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Frost Protection on windscreen

Discussion in 'Motors' started by psd99, 20 Oct 2009.

  1. psd99

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    alrite guys

    I hate it when it is cold

    so what can I put on my car windscreen the night before to prevent me clearing ice/frost off of the car on a working day morning?

    Will nylon really work?
     
  2. Greenlizard0

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    Human urine works very well. It works since it's very salty.
     
  3. zooankski

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    a towel
     
  4. Conscript

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    Just put a blanket or something over the screen at night. Anything to keep it covered will prevent frost form on it easily.
     
  5. D D Danneh

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    Mustard.
     
  6. psd99

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    cheers
    think I've cracked it

    de icer sprayed on
    and a towel with my doors closed on it
     
  7. Morgoth

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    Surely the preparation takes as long to apply as just scraping off the ice?
     
  8. Windle

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    Cardboard box, just flatten it.
     
  9. Wyrdo

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    Heated windscreen and start your car a few minutes before you want to leave?
     
  10. y2viks

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    I usually start my car 5 minutes before i need to and just make sure to put the fan towards the window on the hot setting.

    Although i live in a quiet area so there's not much chance of someone nicking my car while i'm inside and the cars running :p
     
  11. Raumarik

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    No but if they do and you don't have keyless start then you're insurance won't pay out.

    Personally I use a fairly good scraper, takes me about 2 mins max to clear all windows, by then the car is heating up and so am I - bonus! I actually quite enjoy taking frost off windows :D It's the ice from raining late evening then freezing that's nasty, then it's a sit in car and wait on it thawing job!
     
  12. Howard

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    You don't wanna be running your car for ages after starting it, not the best way to warm up the engine. I use a bottle or kettle full of luke-warm water and splash it over the windows when I leave, takes 30 seconds and is far less annoying than scraping :)
     
  13. Matt82

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    i use a watering can
     
  14. Howard

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    That means I have to be outside for longer than necessary in the freezing cold, looking for a watering can :D
     
  15. Matt82

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    nah, watering can isnt kept outside. the outside one is usually frozen too.... the one in the garage is tip top though.
     
  16. Howard

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    I have a handy 2l coke bottle for such occasions anyway :cool:
     
  17. Dup

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    I just use warm-hot water on my cars. I always pour it on the roof right above the screen to reduce the risk of cracking it, but it's always worked a treat.

    I used to do it straight out the kettle, but then you have to take it back to the house. Might use a bottle/flask this year.
     
  18. Howard

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    Good point Dup, kettle has to go back! Aren't we a lazy bunch. I leave the Coke bottle outside in the porch too ;) You won't crack the glass unless you use hot, rather than just warm or room temperature water
     
  19. benjo

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    Be careful having a towel closed in your doors, i did this and it rained, it soaked through the towel and got my seats wet :o
     
  20. Rich1988

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    Yea but you do it the night before so when you get up you dont lose 5/10 minutes scraping ice off all you need to do is whip a towel/cover off