This blog post is coming to you from pure boredom on my part. I am currently stuck in the iced over Central North Carolina. It started raining last night, and has since frozen, and now we are getting sleet. Even though I am am not going anywhere just yet (I would like to go see my friend in the hospital, he was in a bad car wreck the other day), but I am going to wait until the roads are safer. Just like I would any other day, I started my truck this morning, and let it warm up for a bit, and allow enough time for the windshield to defrost. I turned off the truck and went back inside, But when I went back out, the windshield and windows had frozen over again. So I started the truck again and let the windows defrost.
Then I went inside and found my old recipes for my window defrost and made one. I am including 2 here, one is made with normal household vinegar, and the other with alcohol.
Take a spray bottle filled about 1/3 of the way with water, fill the rest of the bottle with Isopropyl Alcohol and shake! This will de-ice your windows and also keep them from freezing again. If your doors are frozen shut, just spray along the opening….can also be used to unfreeze your key locks!
The second is 3 parts white vinegar, and 1 part water.
This works just as good to prevent icing, as far as de-icing, it is a little slower than the Alcohol one…..and for a while, your vehicle is going to smell like salt and vinegar chips!!!!!!
Either one is good to use, I just wanted to offer up some information for those that are either snow or ice bound and needs to get their vehicle defrosted.
May the passing of 2016 only mean that 2017 will be that much better!!