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Scraping ice
« on: December 11, 2013, 04:11:27 AM »
I know you folkes are probably good to go

But I would like you to think about one thing for a bit.

If you take the sponge off a squeeze sponge mop it becomes a useful good ice scraper.

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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 08:31:30 AM »
I know you folkes are probably good to go

But I would like you to think about one thing for a bit.

If you take the sponge off a squeeze sponge mop it becomes a useful good ice scraper.



Haha, there have been times I couldn't find any ice scrapper in the the Mrs's or my car.   When some how I always find them in the summer but can't ever find them when I am in a rush to get to work in the winter.  Anyway, I have used CD Cases, my knife, and a dust pan in the past.
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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 08:41:04 AM »
Haha, there have been times I couldn't find any ice scrapper in the the Mrs's or my car.   When some how I always find them in the summer but can't ever find them when I am in a rush to get to work in the winter.  Anyway, I have used CD Cases, my knife, and a dust pan in the past.
Oh boy, frost and ice on the windshield and no scraper.....have used the open end of a plastic bottle cap.
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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 12:24:29 PM »
I know you folkes are probably good to go

But I would like you to think about one thing for a bit.

If you take the sponge off a squeeze sponge mop it becomes a useful good ice scraper.


Yes, but is it spongeworthy ?


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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2013, 09:20:39 PM »
Sounds like a good way to destroy a windshield.

My brother lived in Columbus, OH for six years.  He said the best thing to keep ice from forming on your windshield is a piece of cardboard on the window, held down by the windshield wipers.  Take it off and throw it in the trunk in the morning.  You'll be good to go.
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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 10:09:48 PM »
Sounds like a good way to destroy a windshield.

My brother lived in Columbus, OH for six years.  He said the best thing to keep ice from forming on your windshield is a piece of cardboard on the window, held down by the windshield wipers.  Take it off and throw it in the trunk in the morning.  You'll be good to go.

That only works if the wipers don't freeze to the cardboard.  Then you are simply screwn.  Trust. 
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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 10:26:09 PM »
Turn 'em around.  Duh.
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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2013, 10:29:18 PM »
Sounds like a good way to destroy a windshield.

My brother lived in Columbus, OH for six years.  He said the best thing to keep ice from forming on your windshield is a piece of cardboard on the window, held down by the windshield wipers.  Take it off and throw it in the trunk in the morning.  You'll be good to go.

I just might try that.
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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2013, 11:51:12 PM »
I have two scrapers, an extra bottle of ice washer, and a blanket in the car at all times!! I am such an New Englandah!! :-)
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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2013, 12:08:43 AM »
Turn 'em around.  Duh.

Not all wipers can pivot, though.  The ones on my station wagon don't.  Everything else I own does, though.   

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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2013, 09:56:58 PM »
I keep the car in the garage at night!

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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2013, 01:00:41 AM »
I keep the car in the garage at night!

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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2013, 02:57:40 PM »
Not all wipers can pivot, though.  The ones on my station wagon don't.  Everything else I own does, though.   

Exactly.
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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2013, 03:55:12 PM »
I keep my car in Southern Texas at night....HAH!

Same here.  I was stumped by all this ice scraper talk.  Why does one scrape ice?  To get shaved ice for…. drinks?  Then further down I read they're for windshields.   :shrug: 
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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2013, 06:40:12 PM »
Same here.  I was stumped by all this ice scraper talk.  Why does one scrape ice?  To get shaved ice for…. drinks?  Then further down I read they're for windshields.   :shrug: 

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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2013, 06:43:27 PM »
Last winter the kid took mine to college and I was out scraping ice with a spatula.
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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2013, 06:57:12 PM »
True story.

We Hoosiers got, about a week ago, an 8th of an inch of ice that was then covered by about 4 or 5 inches of snow. No real bigs, my black truck is fairly good at digging itself out.

But I couldn't wait for that, and, as it turned out I didn't have an automobile ice scrapper that was authorized for use on a truck equipped with a factory 4 inch lift.

So what I did was to grab my sponge mop and remove the sponge, it made a pretty good scrapper. 
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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2013, 12:10:51 PM »
Why scrape ice?  Spray it with de-icer spray  and let the car idle with the defroster on high for about a 1/2 hour to 45 minutes.

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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2013, 12:12:44 PM »
Last winter the kid took mine to college and I was out scraping ice with a spatula.

I've used my fingernails before.

Obviously, on frost that wasn't thick ice, though.
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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2013, 12:15:33 PM »
Last winter the kid took mine to college and I was out scraping ice with a spatula.
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I've used a plastic card from my wallet.  Fortunately we don't get much ice... it's usually just frost.
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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2013, 12:34:47 PM »
:rofl:

I've used a plastic card from my wallet.  Fortunately we don't get much ice... it's usually just frost.

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Re: Scraping ice
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2013, 04:42:18 PM »
I might try the sponge mop idea.  My truck's windshield is a bit out of reach for me.  I keep a broom under the back seat to remove snow.

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