<< Can anybody suggest any way to unfreeze them, other than the obvious run the
engine and turn on the heat? >>
Keep a spritzer bottle of IsoHeet in the car. It's pure isopropyl alcohol and
won't damage paint or rubber, but does a number on ice very nicely. Get the
product at any auto parts place. Does pretty well on frozen door locks, too.
On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 14:22:26 -0500, "George Eberhardt"
Just run the engine and turn on the defroster until it melts. I fyou
pull them away from the glass they can easily tear. Next time move
the wipers off the windshield. Some of the de-icer sprays could
damage your car finish.
Thanks for all the good advice. My wife finally used warm water and the
heater and got it all cleaned up nicely. She said that the worst was the
drivers side window, and that took additional time.
I use Prestone De-icer, it comes in a can with a plastic ice scrapper on the
top. You can probably get it at the grocery store or a place that sells car
stuff like Penn Jersey or Pep Boys. You just spray it on and it melts the
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I read that you already got the wipers unstuck.
For the future, I wonder if you could prevent the problem in the first
place by parking the car in a garage or covering the windshield with a
Just a thought...
A method to 'prevent' the problem :
on some cars you can LIFT the wiper blades off the windshield during snow or
ice or at night
barring that, work the wipers til they are in the middle of the windshield and
turn off the car = easier to work them free vs being in a SOLID BLOCK of ice at
BASE of windshield here in New Jersey
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I'm surprised that your wife is just now discovering "ice" in winter.
Did you guys just move from Houston yesterday?
Now that she has the wipers cleared up, you should go check the wipers
yourself to be sure the edge did not get ripped. Otherwise, your next
call will be, "Honey, the wiper is making a scratching noise and
there's a fat line on the window."
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