Hot water on iced up windscrreen

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by Guttercat, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Guttercat

    Guttercat New Member

    Does it really crack a windscreen or is it a myth.
     
  2. potty painter

    potty painter New Member

    Guttercat.

    Happy new year mate, if it is to hot yes it can. And has been known, I always use just lukewarm water and never had a problem.

    Potty.
     
  3. Guttercat

    Guttercat New Member

    Happy new year to you Potty.
    Yer a true gent Potty.

    Never had a prob with hot water on iced up windscreen either.
     
  4. ­

    ­ New Member

    I use a wallpaper steamer.
     
  5. ­

    ­ New Member

    I don't know why I wallpapered my windscreen in the first place.
     
  6. ­

    ­ New Member

    Strange but true.
     
  7. tomplum

    tomplum Active Member

    1. start the engine
    2. turn on windsreen blower
    3. retire to house for a cuppa
    4, 15 minutes later drive away,
    p.s don't forget to lock van/car door with spare key,
     
  8. vote CONSERVATIVE

    vote CONSERVATIVE New Member

    1. start the engine
    2. turn on heated front windscreen
    3. wait one minute
    4, drive away.
     
  9. Mr GrimNasty

    Mr GrimNasty Active Member

    A lot of modern diesels won't heat up on idle and also kills modern turbo diesels being idled from cold as oil pressure low - best clear as much as you can then start and drive immediately.
     
  10. HOTDOG ø

    HOTDOG ø Active Member

    Constantly using water to defrost the screen often results in things getting frozen - like gear linkages, cables etc.
     
  11. Mr GrimNasty

    Mr GrimNasty Active Member

    Lick the windscreen clear with a warm tongue.
     
  12. Bcountry

    Bcountry New Member

    I got rid of my screen as Im so fed up with de-icing

    Only problem now is iced up eyes one mile down the road
     
  13. EXPERTGASMAN

    EXPERTGASMAN New Member

    I always use hot water, and never had a problem. Has any one had a poroblem?, or do you KNOW someone who has had the problem (as opposed to as freind of a freind etc)
     
  14. fitero

    fitero New Member

    My wife say's she never has a problem defrosting my windscreen or warming the drivers seat before i go out.
     
  15. Ú¶

    Ú¶ New Member

    Yeah well she is a biggun.
     
  16. vote CONSERVATIVE

    vote CONSERVATIVE New Member

    Constantly using water to defrost the screen often results in things getting frozen - like gear linkages, cables etc.

    You had best not go to the UK then with your car. You will constantly have rain water getting on things.
     
  17. unphased

    unphased Screwfix Select

    Crackin' idea. :)
     

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