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The EASIEST way in the world to remove ice on your windows

I came up with this idea like 6 months ago, and it works with snow too. And, its FREE and EASY.

Take 3 towels, and place one on the windshield, and over the wipers, and the air inlet, and one on each side. and just lay them on. Its better to do this while its starting to get crappy.

This works like a charm, and while everyone else is chiseling away away at their windows, u pull off the towels, hop in, and drive away.
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interesting how do you keep the towel on the windshield from falling down in the wind...
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What if the wind is blowing..

edit: Stone beat me to it
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My girlfriends dad does this with tarps when he knows a bad storm is coming. Works 4 him.
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but how do you prevent the tarp/towels from just blowing off?
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Maybe easiest for you Dave , but you don't have a wife like I do who treasures her big fluffy towels.

I don't care to sleep in the dog house this time of year.
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interesting how do you keep the towel on the windshield from falling down in the wind...
Sew magnets into the towel?
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ive heard of that before


im too lazy to mess with wet towels
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I use a small rectangular tarp that will cover the whole windshield. I close the doors on the ends to hold it in place.
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idk sounds like alot of work.. i usually just go outside and start the truck for like 4 min and its all melted..
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i just pee on the windshield, works like a charm!
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idk sounds like alot of work.. i usually just go outside and start the truck for like 4 min and its all melted..
Or remote start it.
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i just pee on the windshield, works like a charm!
LMFAO!! That would do it, thats for sure...
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Or remote start it.
That is the best, you don't even have to go outside.
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i also have a remote starter lol, but sometimes i just pee on it for the heck of it!
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i also have a remote starter lol, but sometimes i just pee on it for the heck of it!
Thats OK--you are just marking your truck so nobody else touchs it.
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i just pee on the windshield, works like a charm!
actually, an old guy that i work with tried that. ended up cracking his windshield.
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i have a piece of canvas that is the deminsions of the windshield plus a foot on each end and close it in the doors...
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Since my heater barley works on my beater I use a cut trash bag and magnets off of the backs of speakers. Works great.
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Parking in the garage FTMFW!
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What if the towel freezes on your windshield and such? Then the people scaping their windows are going to be laughing at you.
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but how do you prevent the tarp/towels from just blowing off?


Get a large piece of whatever that will cover the entire window. Then tuck it in with the doors.

IE open the pass door, stick inside Then slam it shut. Cover window. Repeat on the driver side.


I just flip up the wipers and spray the window with the deicer window solvent. Works well for light snows.
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Thats what i miss about the ranger, #1, remote start... Soon to come on the dodge..

#2... IS the dodge is so big it takes forever to get the truck warm, i only drive 5 miles to work, my truck is still cold and iced by the time i get there..


Rocky
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Covering your windshield?? It's a new idea for sure.........


Hate to rain on your parade, but people have been covering their windshields with everything from cardboard to tarps for many many years now.

But I do like how you specify 3 towels though, pretty funny. Maybe write a "How-to" for this, that will make for a good laugh.


.....But if we are really going to look at the "EASE" of things like "removing ice"......having to purchase 3 towels, then lay them on the truck without having them blow off.....seems like a lot of work. Starting the truck up and turning on the defrost seems a lot easier to me....but I've been wrong before. :)
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I used to use a set of old floor mats when I lived in the southern tier of NY (Waverly).
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