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Homemade De-Icer Recipe?

Does anyone have a recipe for homemade windshield de-icer? I am tired of scraping my windows just about every day. Thank you in advance!

JZ from Illinois

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By Winston (Guest Post)
June 9, 20080 found this helpful
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I once used Vinegar and it worked pretty well.

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January 29, 20150 found this helpful
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1-2-1 De-Icer
1 part rubbing alcohol
2 parts warm water
1 tsp dish soap

Spray on widows before you go to bed at night or you can do it when you get up to melt it away.

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February 5, 20150 found this helpful
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Fill ones empty windshield washer fluid reservoir tank with a quart bottle of 90% concentration isopropyl alcohol and then top off the rest of the windshield washer fluid(any walmart has 90% isopropyl alcohol) reservoir tank with regular water; usually ones windshield washer fluid reservoir tank is about a gallon or so; so that means one is shooting for about a 25% solution or 4parts to 1 concentration of isopropyl alcohol to water ratio.

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By Carol in PA (Guest Post)
March 12, 20080 found this helpful

When I visit my son in law, he polishes my windshield with Rain X. I think it helps with the snow and ice as well as water.

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Good luck

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By hwalz (Guest Post)
March 12, 20080 found this helpful

For less than $20, you can buy an electric deicer that plugs into your cigarette lighter. Then just hold it over the ice and it melts.

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By marie (Guest Post)
December 29, 20080 found this helpful

Yeah- 30 yrs ago my step dad thought he was a genius and threw hot water on the windshield and the whole thing cracked. SO, maybe the temperature outside has something to do with how it will affect your wind shield - we know better around here.

We just have the heat settings on defrost high and hot and start the truck before we get dressed and walk out the door, and its all good. Or you could just start it and go back inside, with all the settings on correctly, and leave if for about 10 minutes and it will warm up form the inside out. We haven't scraped a window in YEARS and it a regular thing to have -40 C. I like the sheet idea- will keep it in mind.

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