Keeping Frost off Windshield

I am looking for tips to keep the morning frost off my windshield.

Rendezvous from Brainerd, MI

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October 28, 20060 found this helpful
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I'm thinking of keeping a spray bottle of windshield wiper fluid in the van this year. Just spray the windshield and wipers to melt the frost. Then I won't have to worry that the wipers are frozen to the window when I first turn them on. Maybe I'll get 2 and keep one on the front porch too. Bottles and labels (don't forget to label the bottle) at the $1 store.

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October 31, 20060 found this helpful
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Cardboard works well too. Put a piece on your windshield and hold in place on windshield at night.

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September 18, 20080 found this helpful
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It's as easy as putting a piece of cardboard over the window at night - I just use two pieces I cut out of an old box. Cheap, no chemicals, you can use it over and over, and no one will steal it.

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By cheryl (Guest Post)
January 14, 20092 found this helpful
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Spray 3 parts vinegar to 1 part water. Spray on will keep ice from forming.

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January 9, 20170 found this helpful

Do you have to do this every night or just occasionally over the week? Thanks

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October 28, 20060 found this helpful

Plastic garbage bags will also do the trick.
Tape 2 together and fasten them tightly in place by closing a front door over each end.

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By tblindsay (Guest Post)
November 29, 20060 found this helpful

a little fun story on this subject:
We had a foreign exchange student that was from Japan and had never seen snow or ice on a windshield. He walked in the house and came out with some hot water, tossed it on the windshild! We all thought it would crack, lucky for us it didn't. It was cold enough that it froze quick and just had a solid sheet of ice on the windshild--not recommended.

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By titanick (Guest Post)
December 9, 20061 found this helpful

my van's windshield freezes, frosts from the 'inside' surface - after sitting still outside during the cold winter days. i still need to scrape, wipe clean the thin layer of frost build-up inside which takes sometime even with the de-fogger working. what a waste of time and effort, i just cannot crank-up and go. it could be due to a leak in the windshield perhaps or whatever but it's a real p.i.t.a. every winter.
help! i need somebody's help, is there anybody? help me, help me ooh ooh.


Editor's Note: Ah, I remember the days with the van with frost on the inside. I would buy a bottle of rubbing alcohol (isopropol). It's cheap and you can put some on a cloth and it will melt the ice quickly. You can also put it in a spray bottle and spray it on. Just make sure not to get any in your eyes and give it a minute for the fumes to leave the inside of the car.

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By Jerry (Guest Post)
February 1, 20070 found this helpful

What I do is place a ceramic heater on the floor board and it keeps the ice off
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June 11, 20071 found this helpful

I discovered Prestone Windshield Frost and Ice Remover at Walmart this past winter, and it is amazing stuff. It comes in a spray bottle and costs about $4.00 a bottle. Living in PA, we get a lot of frost also (I lived in MI many years ago!) and when you park your car for the night, spray this on the windshield (I do side front windown also), come out in the morning, start your car, turn on the wipers....and frost and ice is gone!

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Good stuff!

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By Winton (Guest Post)
October 28, 20080 found this helpful

I don't know if this will work on windshields or not but you can spray foam shaving cream on the bathroom mirrors and wipe off thoroughly and they will not fog up when you take a shower.

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November 5, 20081 found this helpful

We bought 2 Neetsheets at Walmart. We put one across the front window and close the car doors on the sides of it and one on the back window the same way. When we need the car we just remove them, shake them hard once or twice and put the dry neetsheets in the trunk for later. They're thin enough that no rain enters the car. We've been doing it for three years now and my neighbors have started following my example. It works like a charm for snow or frost.

Just one word of caution. The glass MUST BE DRY when you start or you'll have this thing stuck to your windshield until it thaws.

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Have fun and drive safely! - Deb

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November 5, 20081 found this helpful

Simple at my house.
Get the husband and sons to clean the garage after deer hunting season is my biggy in keeping the windows clear!
That usually takes place the week or two before the first snowy/icy time here in MN.

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November 5, 20081 found this helpful

Seriously, rag rugs across each side. I also have a ROUND ice scraper, which does CIRCLES around the other shapes!

Grandma again.

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December 1, 20170 found this helpful

A woman on the morning news said cut an onion in half and, the night before, smear onion all over any glass you don't want frosting over. I do not know how well this works or how early (or late) the night before you should do this.

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I also don't know if it leaves sticky onion goo on your windows. But I'm going to go smear it all over in about ten minutes so I guess I'll find out in the morning :o

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