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De-Icer
« on: December 01, 2019, 08:02:38 PM »
Bought the Homebargins De-icer for 99p.

Used half a can and it still took about 10 minutes to clear the ice..

Any recommended De-icer brands?

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Re: De-Icer
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 08:10:53 PM »
What’s wrong with old school scraping the ice off?

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Re: De-Icer
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 08:15:03 PM »
What’s wrong with old school scraping the ice off?

Any scrapers you recommend or reject?

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Re: De-Icer
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2019, 08:46:24 PM »
Actually, I’m in the market for one too!
Currently have the Halfords Blue one -it’s ok, especially only a pound, but have used better & have suffered this for a few years, over due upgrade.
Wife tried one of those cone ones - it’s no good
Tempted to give the Swedish Ice Scraper a go -reviews are positive, and it’s flat - so not too much boor pocket real estate.

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Re: De-Icer
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2019, 08:58:21 PM »
Autoglym the best 

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Re: De-Icer
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2019, 09:24:57 PM »
I’ve avoided scrapers because of risk of damage to the windscreen. I’ve found cheapo deicers to damage plastic trim. I tried the car chem pre icer and deicer set which deiced the windscreen and caused the interior surface of the windscreen to ice up instead.

Currently have a windscreen cover and use neat VW screenwash on a microfibre cloth to wipe away the iced up side and back windows.

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Re: De-Icer
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2019, 09:52:10 PM »
I just use warm water.

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Re: De-Icer
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2019, 06:34:30 AM »
fan heater inside the car for 10 minutes No ice warm car win win :happy2:  Not needed this morning as its a barmy 2degrees :pomppomp:
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Re: De-Icer
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2019, 07:35:57 AM »
Autoglym the best

Where's the cheapest place for Autoglym? 

I just ordered the Prestone stuff.  That was free delivery on Amazon.  The Autoglym was free delivery over £20 order.

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Re: De-Icer
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2019, 09:22:50 AM »
Check E Bay for Autoglym A lot of cities are trying to ban leaving the engine running to de ice

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Re: De-Icer
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2019, 09:41:05 AM »
Check E Bay for Autoglym A lot of cities are trying to ban leaving the engine running to de ice

Ebay was pretty dear.. About £7 odd.  Maybe a summer time stock up..

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Re: De-Icer
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2019, 12:14:45 PM »
Theres some on Amazon from £4.61

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Re: De-Icer
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2019, 02:50:02 PM »
I’d highly recommend buying Isopropyl Alcohol as it comes in handy for many things around the house.

In terms of De-Icing, get yourself a good empty sprayer bottle.. Mix a good ratio of the alcohol with water and your all set.. I spray it on my iced windscreen and like magic the ice just melts instantly and turns into water.

Most de-icer brands key ingredient is a form of alcohol so save yourself some money and make your own which is much more effective too.
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Re: De-Icer
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2019, 02:55:16 PM »
Don't do what I did the other morning, and empty half a tin of brake cleaner on your windscreen before realising what it was.... wondered why it wasnt working

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Re: De-Icer
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2019, 03:06:29 PM »
Theres some on Amazon from £4.61

That was the one with the £20 qualifying delivery..