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Any suggestions for keeping frost off my windshields overnight?

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Mr_FadedGlory

I leave a n old plastic cup outside. I poor cold water over my windshield when it gets ice or frost on it. You could also use a large piece of cardboard over your windshield before you go to sleep at night. If you have the money, look into buying a car cover.

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This happens while I'm at work, since I work overnights. Do you think a tarp would work? Keep frost off?
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Oh true, I completely forgot the water technique!
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Mr_FadedGlory
Yes, a tarp would keep frost off. Your windows may still get a little fogged, but hopefully your defroster works and will clear it right up
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It doesn't work, and that's the problem. If my defroster worked I'd just start my car half hour before work got off and not have to worry about it. But the frost here is really thick in the morning and it's really cold. Sucks having to scrape it off.
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I remember now my brother putting towels on the window, so he wouldn't be late to seminary defrosting the car. It helped significantly.
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it doesn't work that way lol get a scraper and turn on your defroster in the morning

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My defroster doesn't work, and scarping a lot of ice off in the morning after work isn't fun.
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my defroster doesn't work either. and scraping the windshield is never fun. I wonder if rainx makes something that at least makes it easier
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no. i hear coca cola works to get it off in the mornings.

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That could mess up your paint job.
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Maybe try putting some old towels on the window at night :) I think my brother did that once.

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I think the only way to prevent that is to keep your car in a garage.

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Well I don't have that option at work.
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I don't think you can prevent it, but an easy way to defrost them is to put hot water on it, and use your windshield wipers so it doesn't freeze.
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Sadly that's not an option for me either. Thanks thou.
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I have a 2 car garage. it came w/ my house.

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If you have more than two cars, or live in an apartment or town house, you don't have a garage.
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Well I don't have that option at work.
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Some good windshield wipers

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I had a big problem with this in the city.Towels stick.An old guy a couple of houses down told me,come out in the morning,turn on the motor to warm up the car,adjust the heat inside the car to the interior rim of the windshield setting.Then go inside and fill a tea kettle with hot water (not boiling,just hot from the tap) .Pour on windshield.Presto.No scraping.

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Thanks Kitty. My defrost doesn't work, and this happens to me while I'm at work, because I work overnights. So can't do the teakettle thing either.
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Oh wow,I feel for you.SO annoying to have to scrape.It takes such a long time.The only other thing is "Windshield De-Icer" fluid,which is in the auto care store in gallon containers.Some cars use it in the soap thing for the windshield.But you can pour it directly onto the windshield too.BUt if car is out all night with this stuff in it,it will probably freeze.

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Lol, one of those situations where I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't. Thank you for the help. I'll look into the window deicer!
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If you pour hot water on a cold windshield you could crack your windshield.
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It never did crack the windshield.I had thought it would,but it never did.But it IS a consideration.I dont want to be responsible for anyone cracking their windshield.haha
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hot water is a bad idea, check my answer
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Hah! Salt.I never heard of putting salt in it.Makes sense.
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Yea, try cold/cool!
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cradhika

switch on your air conditioner..... this works in car...

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You can cover the windshield. I've actually seen weighted covers being sold for the purpose, but keeping a roof over it is nice too.

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get a spray bottle and fill it with hot water. dump some table salt in and shake it up so it desolves. keep in your car and spray your windshield to defrost it

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Salt promotes rust.
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table salt is nothing compared to the road salt they use in winter
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Some people put newspaper on their windshield at night.

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Hi cj, throw an old blanket over the windshield I do that every night here in Minnesota during winter months. ;)

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Leave tour wipers in an upright position and place a plastic bag under. In the morning your have just a small area to scrape.

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Get a spray bottle. Mix 3 parts white vinegar and 1 part water. Shake well. Spray it over the windshield at night when you get out of your car at work.

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Thanks Dalton! :)
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No problem! Hey I don't know if you saw but I commented over on your other question about me.
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Yup I seen. :) Thank you for that. Mine's kenkelsimages@hotmail.com
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