Spray”anti-ice”, vinegar, vodka, salt, covers this is not a complete list of available tools that should quickly reduce or remove the icing windshields.Cyril Mileshkin “Behind the wheel”
Not the year we chose for the test! Winter in Moscow is not like the usual winter. And still amorosity some water on the windshield editorial Vesta managed a couple of times. Enough to test the effectiveness of folk remedies for “unfreezing” of the glass, which our readers said in the comments to our recent publication on the same subject.
Sprays and aerosols
For nelyubiteley “farm” industry has long offered a solution. In the automobile and filling stations in assortment of sprays and aerosols “anti-ice”. A few years ago, our magazine has conducted their examination. Briefly the results are as follows: it is better to choose a spray, not an aerosol (works better in “minus”), and the effectiveness of the advance is impossible to predict, because some part may not work already in —10C. In the bitter cold and a thick layer of ice (for example, after freezing rain) means unhealthy, so don’t expect miracles.
Two tested me with a small “minus” means — aerosol Hi-Gear and spray with the straightforward title “anti-ice”. Both coped with thick frost on the windscreen to cheer. Sprinkles, waiting a minute and a half, then wipe with a rag or looked like janitors. And quickly and conveniently.
You can not spend money, and pour into an empty bottle from some “Mr muscle” conventional antifreeze for windscreen washer system. That’s just to keep in the car tool is not: in a hard frost atomizer completely freeze. Better to take a bottle home for the night and put to the battery. Warm liquid with a light frost will do it. But! In contrast to the quality of the factory defroster to remove moisture from the glass immediately. Remember that if immediately after starting of the engine cold to spray antifreeze on the cold windshield: it instantly forms a film, and the visibility is only getting worse.
Someone suggests to use United in the ratio of 2:1 vodka with water. Works too. Alcohol is more expensive nezamerzayki, but accessible to many of the defroster, so that economic efficiency is somewhere in the middle. You can use a cheap and strong alcohol (even non-potable), and then an impromptu “anti-ice” will be even cheaper.
A suitable container with a nozzle spray are in every home, apartment or garage. You can fill ordinary nezamerzayki. As long as it was warm when you spray it on a frozen windscreen.A suitable container with a nozzle spray are in every home, apartment or garage. You can fill ordinary nezamerzayki. As long as it was warm when you spray it on a frozen windscreen.
RUB with vinegar
Online you can find advice to RUB the glass with vinegar immediately after put the car in the evening. The stone age any! And also labor-intensive: first, to wipe the slate clean filthy reagents windshield, then treat it, simultaneously freezing and get on the body. Method of course works, but is faster and easier in the morning to remove frost a conventional scraper. Moreover, in the frost right off still be moved: a couple of minutes will have to warm the engine, let go the oil channels.
Free from problems with frozen Windows, the owners of the machines electrically heated windshield. Pressed the button — and after a few minutes the melted ice can be easily brushed off by the wiper blades.Free from problems with frozen Windows, the owners of the machines electrically heated windshield. Pressed the button — and after a few minutes the melted ice can be easily brushed off by the wiper blades.
Pull the cover
Even more exotic to the Council to cover the glass at night with a special case. You can tailor yourself, but you can buy in the store. It should be pressed to the windscreen wipers and the doors. The result, admittedly, is not bad if you pull the protection without the schlock. To get under way almost immediately, but does it make sense, if you still need to heat the engine? Moreover, as in the previous tip, all too troublesome: in the morning pull the evening off… And where do you want to put a wet cover? Sedan with a separate trunk, put, problems the low. And in the pyatidverka this wet cargo instantly will cause fogging of the rear Windows. And is it worth it?
Our verdict is: most efficient liquid-defroster. You can buy in the store, you can take this role nezamerzayki in pure form or with additives of alcohol, glycerine, saline solution. But polishing the glass with something before a long Parking or the use of capes on the windshield promise more fuss with comparable effect.
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- Warm-up time will be reduced significantly, if you cover the engine with a special blanket. Standard wipers can be replaced by a brush-heated (various connection options, discounts for the package).