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Motors Morning frost vs You

Discussion in 'General' started by wyx087, 16 Nov 2010.

  1. Psycho

    Psycho Average

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    Dude...
     
  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    But it'll also steam up the inside of the car something rotten, not what you want in a cold environment! :p
     
  3. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I'll suggest that to the Misses but I don't hold out much hope.
     
  4. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I don't have a car, but over here everyone just use a scraper. What's wrong with it?

    In the tropical UK the warm water may do the trick, but when it's ACTUALLY COLD, not just a tad frosty, the water will just freeze somewhere else and cause even more problems...
     
  5. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    turn the car heat up
    pull out the scraper
    scrape the windows clean (or at least clear enough so they will be clean by the time I hit the end of the road)
    get into warmish car
    drive to school
    repeat at 10PM when leaving school
     
  6. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Haha, awesome! :D

    On a serious note regarding the scrapers though... they really don't appeal to me. I've seen what one bad (plastic) scraper can do to a windscreen. They leave terrible scores and plastic marks on the glass. I always stick to the heater on full. Seriously - it takes no time at all.
     
  7. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    True. In the UK they even put on winter clothes before temperatures hit zero... ;)
     
  8. Psycho

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    I use a jacket whereas everyone else uses t-shirts, beat that.
     
  9. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    What's winter clothes?

    Heck, what are clothes?
     
  10. wst

    wst Minimodder

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    This has just made me want a quadbike more than ever.
     
  11. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Just liberally sprinkle your car with table salt the night before.

    Spoiler:
    For the love of god don't actually do this :worried:
     
  12. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    All scrapers here, too. And in a much more comparable climate as well.

    To save time I just scrape a view port out of the windshield ice and roll the door windows down. Drive with a coat and gloves and it's not so bad. Doubt that works with your ACTUAL COLD though. :brrr:
     
  13. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    Put RainX on your windows. Did that last year and often I wouldn't even get frost on the windows. IF I did, it would come off by turning on the wipers for a few seconds. Never really had to scrap it. Works awesome. It lasts like 3 months untill it starts not being effective then you need to put it on again.
     
  14. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    It works, but if you get caught by the police doing that you'll loose your lisence, and probably get a pretty hefty fine.


    The problem with rainex is that it makes the windshield "sticky" making your wipers noisy and poorly performing. I figured out this the hard way... It does work if your windshield is slightly worn, though.
     
  15. roundyz

    roundyz What's a Dremel?

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    facing

    I park my car so that the front is facing east at home, this way when the sun comes up it helps defrost it a bit. On earlies though warm water..
     
  16. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    I park it in the garage :)

    If it is parked outside it goes something like this...

    Walk outside
    Suck off my key to warm it up
    blow on my locks to unfreeze them
    unlock door
    get in
    key in ignition
    pull choke out all the way
    twist key
    roar!
    heater on hot pointing at windscreen
    heated rear window on
    get out and scrape
    go to work

    :)

    If I can survive in my 25 year old mini, you all should be fine too!
     
  17. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    if things get bad

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    My car is horrible in cold weather the windows are a nightmare it won't heat up unless i move off so im pearing through this little misty gap in my window trying not to hit school kids somedays

    Then when i come back from work it just miss fires constantly so im going like 10 miles an hour foot to the ground and its just shaking and shuddering till it warms up! sometimes i have to pull over and put my jacket over the engine and give it some hot chocolate to warm it up faster
     
  18. Unicorn

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    I freaked out until I saw the spoiler because I thought you were being serious! :duh: :eeek:
     
  19. Matticus

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    I agree with Unicorn's system.

    Though you need to add step 3.5 - Say "brrrr".
     
  20. Fiyero

    Fiyero Vindaloovian

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    Why don't you put something like an old sheet/towel over the windscreen at night? In theory it'd shield it from all the frost etc, and then you can just stick it in the boot, on a carrier bag or something. The car heating up will help dry it out a little, stick it on a radiator or something if you get a chance, rinse and repeat.

    Me, I just use the heated windscreen. But a scraper used to be weapon of choice, and frozen digits.
     

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