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#918171 - 28th Dec 2014 2:24pm De Icer
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Anyone ever read the instructions on a can of de-icer. Should know better by now --sprayed the frosty windows and of course it melts then refreezes as ice --much harder to scrape than the frost. Read can and it says
"First remove snow and ICE before spraying" confused

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#918177 - 28th Dec 2014 3:00pm Re: De Icer [Re: fish5133]
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A perfect opportunity to trundle out the old saying..."If all else fails - read the instructions" ! grin

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#918179 - 28th Dec 2014 3:06pm Re: De Icer [Re: fish5133]
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Maybe they should re brand it just as de smile


Edited by Dilly (28th Dec 2014 3:06pm)

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#918215 - 28th Dec 2014 5:32pm Re: De Icer [Re: fish5133]
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Whats the point of it then? If you clear your screen of snow and ice first, is it supposed to leave a film to stop further jack frost activity?

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#918249 - 28th Dec 2014 7:22pm Re: De Icer [Re: fish5133]
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I was advised by a mechanic not to use it as it rots the rubber seals in your windows! Don't know how true that is........ frown

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#918437 - 30th Dec 2014 10:37am Re: De Icer [Re: fish5133]
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I always start the car and use lukewarm tap water to melt the ice.

Don't use hot water, this can crack the glass, but warm water will melt the ice (followed by a sweep of the wipers) and you clear the screen without chemicals.
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#918442 - 30th Dec 2014 11:15am Re: De Icer [Re: fish5133]
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+1 for that Stuey

I have used slight warm water on all my car windows for many, many years and never had a problem. I am however reluctant to use the car wipers (because they cost these days). Instead I use a lot of water from a houseplant watering can then a cheapo hand wiper blade ( shop job).

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