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 Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Wed 6 Feb 22:17

Why do people persist in scraping frozen windscreens. Just pour hot water over it ,Even boiling water. It's a myth that it will shatter,it's laminated. You will just leave scratch marks if you scrape.

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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Wed 6 Feb 22:21

Tell that to the guy across the road fae me who shattered the windscreen of his works transit last year using a kettle of water. It was hilarious... But he didn't find it as funny as I did for some reason πŸ€”



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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Wed 6 Feb 22:23

It will only shatter if there is a fault in screen ,ie a chip.Done this for 35 years,never had a issue.

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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Wed 6 Feb 22:30

Yeah he did say he had a chip or two in the screen



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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: moviescot  
Date:   Wed 6 Feb 22:38

Heated windscreens. That's the answer. 2 mins and it's clear.
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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Wed 6 Feb 22:40

boiling a kettle is probably the most un eco friendly way to defrost a windscreen.
Scraping or de-icer far cheaper and way more eco friendly!
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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Wed 6 Feb 23:02

Yep Fords rule ok.Heated screens.

Also heater brilliant.



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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: Big T Par  
Date:   Wed 6 Feb 23:39

Top tip ladies. Get a ziploc bag or similar type. Fill it with warm, not boiling water and rub it on your windscreen. Nae cauld hands. Does the job in seconds. Easy peasy

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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Thu 7 Feb 00:14

I know a guy who used to put vodka in his scteenwash bottle.
Don't know which ratio he used but he was always banging on about how vodka was better than anything else as it didn't freeze easily.
I just always make sure I've got a plentiful supply of that de-icer stuff that they sell in asda (other stores are available)



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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Thu 7 Feb 00:36

The nozzles are the problem no matter how much de-icer.Once they freeze then no spray.
Why car manufactures can't solve that easy problem with a cooking hot engine underneath I have no idea.
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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: allparone  
Date:   Thu 7 Feb 00:39

Pass this thread on to this guy.

https://www.dunfermlinepress.com/news/17412542.teacher-banned-for-driving-to-school-with-zero-vision-in-ice-box-car/
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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: dave67  
Date:   Thu 7 Feb 08:08



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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Thu 7 Feb 09:21

I'll take the advice in the right spirit.

Bobs of the world unite
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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: polski par  
Date:   Thu 7 Feb 11:00

wife got us a couple of these blanket covers that you jam in to the doors.
just lift off and chuck in boot.takes seconds.
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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: VsPar  
Date:   Thu 7 Feb 11:26

Don’t do either. Just get in the car, start it up and press the magic button for the heated windscreen. Love my XC60! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: allparone  
Date:   Thu 7 Feb 11:44

Quote:

VsPar, Thu 7 Feb 11:26

Don’t do either. Just get in the car, start it up and press the magic button for the heated windscreen. Love my XC60! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»


What about the side windows. Does the magic button work on them as well? πŸ˜‚
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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Thu 7 Feb 13:29

Quote:

renegade master, Wed 6 Feb 22:40

boiling a kettle is probably the most un eco friendly way to defrost a windscreen.
Scraping or de-icer far cheaper and way more eco friendly!


How is pouring hot water (a natural resource) un eco friendly?
What damage does it do to the environment,?

If you only turn up to moan then do it elsewhere
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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Thu 7 Feb 14:26

I assumed he meant the power it takes just to boil a kettle of water... I may be wrong.



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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Thu 7 Feb 15:08

....although I would wonder why anyone would wait for a kettle to boil when warm or hot water from the tap is more than adequate.

I've seen the plastic bag suggestion a few times recently but don't know why this would be better or quicker than just pouring warm water over the ice? Appreciate it can refreeze but if the windscreen wipers are on shouldn't be a problem.

Then again what would I know, I just set the timer so that the heater comes on in the car and its toasty before I even set foot in it.
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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Thu 7 Feb 15:34

Just spray your frozen windscreen with lighter fluid and set alight to it... Hey presto... A roasty toasty fire to warm your hands and a clear windscreen in no time at all...
(warning... Setting fire to your car can lead to uncontrollable fires.. Contact the fire brigade for details) πŸ”₯





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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: Scottn4312  
Date:   Thu 7 Feb 18:21

At this time of year I empty my windscreen wash bottle of water and put in 'pure' undiluted screenwash you get at Halfords. Warm water over the windscreen clears the ice and my washers are never frozen. Never had any issues with that combo and it works a treat.
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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Thu 7 Feb 23:22

I wake up everyday and wonder to myself, how can I get my windscreen lto freeze over.

Please don't book me Admin, it will ruin my life.
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 Re: Frozen windscreens.
Topic Originator: KirklistonPar  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 07:02

I just sit in the comfort of my kitchen eating my breakfast and use my app on my phone to turn the climate control on in the car. Never had to go out to a cold car all winter. Fully heats up in minutes, warm seats, steering wheel and 20 c inside & no ice on any windows. Sadly, them the mrs drives it to work & im left to scrape the ice off my van😭
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