Using Freezer Paper to Prevent Ice on Windshield?

Has anyone tried using freezer paper on a windshield to prevent ice from sticking to it?

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December 7, 20180 found this helpful

If it held in place by the windshield wipers or special magnets it should work. I have not tried it myself, as I have a garage to park in.

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December 7, 20180 found this helpful

I don't recommend using it for a couple reasons. It is flimsy and when it gets wet it shreds so you will have a mess when you try to peel it off. Also, there is a possibility it will leave hairline scratches on your windshield as it is still paper and has fibers.

My hubby uses a spray deicer on his and he loves it. I find it bad for the air (it is aerosol) and expensive, so he and i agree to disagree on that one. I am old fashioned and scrape, although I am noticing this year how very painful it is for my hands so I may have to break down and try something.

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I found two recipes I want to try...one with vinegar and one with rubbing alcohol...which are both pretty inexpensive. I have not tried them yet (despite the fact that since Nov we have had several ice storms and my car windows became lovely ice sculptures--UGH).

They are listed on this website:

www.wisebread.com/3-cheap-and-easy-formulas-for-homemade...

PS, avoid using things like those tarps, old sheets, and especially cardboard to help keep the ice off. They create a bit of chaos if you have a heavy wet snow (they become like lead trying to remove them). The sheets freeze to the window and the cardboard scratches.

I am so not fan of winter. Having a garage would be such a blessing, but is not in the cards for us.

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December 8, 20180 found this helpful

I tried it once and it didn't really work. It just sort of peeled and then stuck weirdly.

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It was easier to just get in the car 15 minutes before leaving and blast the heat

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