De-icing - is there a better way?

Zep

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If the issue is the time it takes in the morning to de-ice, spray the screen with a mixture of IPA and water after the ice has formed in the evening.

I also like the idea of the hot water bottle on the dash.
 

CatmanV2

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If the issue is the time it takes in the morning to de-ice, spray the screen with a mixture of IPA and water after the ice has formed in the evening.

I also like the idea of the hot water bottle on the dash.
Seems like waste of beer, frankly....

C
 

MarkMas

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I'm not a huge fan, but I think they may be growing on me. You could get cooling ones on the XF as well, but mine doesn't.

C
I love heated seats. My QPV (amazingly) didn't have them, also wife's Volvo C70 - retrofitted for about £400. Well worth it.
 

MarkMas

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I just use boiling water. Granted that's just on the family wagons so I'm a little less precious. Always have in the 14 years I've been driving though.
I am a fan of copious amounts of warm water - out onto the drive, start the car, on with heated screens / seats / steering wheel then nip in to the house to fill a watering can and use the whole lot to clear the car. Been doing it for years and found it to be the best way.
Boiling water seems risky. Actually, except on very frosty mornings, cold water works fine.
 
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MarkMas

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Absolutely....
Id never buy a car based on door cards but heated seats are a thing...!
I was very pleased with the retrofit option (thanks MotorMods, Cheltenham) - works well and good value. So I would now be very willing to buy a car without and get the heating pads fitted.
 

Gazcw

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Morning all,

I spent a fun-filled, freezing, 10 mins this morning trying to de-ice my car before I drove to the station. In the end it was barely passable, and still felt a bit like I was driving blind.

So, what do you use to de-ice your cars....

Any links to top products, or tips on technique would be welcomed!
What about one of these? Ok you still have to scrape the side windows and yes the very early ones were the recall for Vauxhall 10 years ago but the design was changed apparently.

I would put it on a switch so it wasn't drawing current all the time.