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I have never...
... had to de-ice the inside of my car windows before.

Brrrrr.

Current Mood: frostbitten
Now playing: Jamie O'Neal: "There is no Arizona"

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From: bibliogirl Date: November 27th, 2003 02:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Last winter the roof of my car was leaking. There was at least one occasion when not only did I have to de-ice the inside of the car windows, the driver's seat had a large frozen patch on it...

(Thankfully I have since had the roof replaced)
simonb From: simonb Date: November 27th, 2003 03:08 am (UTC) (Link)
The ice patterns on the car this morning at early-oclock were highly cool though; looked like a pile of leafs have from ice had been dropped on the car :)
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: November 27th, 2003 03:42 am (UTC) (Link)
This morning we discovered that, only having been car owners since June, we had no de-icer (nor even anything particularly 'scrapy' in the car). Not normally a problem except that I needed to be at the GP's in 15 minutes (I was late but not by much) so there wasn't really an alternative. Hot water works wonders, but we really must get some de-icer asap.
j4 From: j4 Date: November 27th, 2003 03:48 am (UTC) (Link)
(nor even anything particularly 'scrapy' in the car)

A credit card works...
From: tamsinj Date: November 27th, 2003 04:07 am (UTC) (Link)
yesterday was interesting - at lunchtime, most parked cars were significantly misted up. i was trying to work out why. one possibility was that it was very very humid in the morning (downpour), and while it'd stopped raining, the pressure had dropped or similar - and all the moisture had fallen out onto windows. or possibly in humid conditions, cars need active demisting - warming of the windows for example.. then when the car was parked, the windows cooled and misted up.

but anyway - once the windows have misted after parking, an overnight hard frost would then freeze this - giving your inside-window-icing *8)

vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: November 27th, 2003 06:05 am (UTC) (Link)

ice

inside windows is fun if you aren't in a hurry. My brother and I used to make patterns by melting the ice on the insides of our bedroom windows in Chicago: you know, making "feety" patterns with the side of your curled-up fist, trails between the ice flowers, naughts-and-crosses. That's kids for you, though. Gazing grimly at the traffic through feety patterns gets you no points with cops and LOTS of points on your license. :-(

Old sheet/shower curtain over the windscreen works wonders for both inner and outer frost phenomena.

I also use hot water. North Oxford Dragon Matron, in Intensified Imperative: "You DO know you will break your windscreen!"
Me (with a friendly smile): "Always a first time; here, would you like a go?" Collapse of stout party. I do love not arguing with people who are all set up for one.
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