which ice scraper

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  1. evdok

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    As you've all probably heard we are in for a cold & snowy winter, looking to get a decent scraper, not to bulky and week.

    any recommendations?.
     
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    Too expensive!
     
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    Well maybe it is just me, but if you can't buy an ice scraper without peer ratings or approval I think the world's just gone a bit mad :D
     
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    To give you a serious answer i've found the cheapest halfords plastic ones as good as any:)
     
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    From the often-frozen wastelands of Glasgow ... I leave early in the morning and have found the easiest option thus.

    Fill a couple of 2 ltr pop bottles with tepid (NOT hot) water.
    Place on dash against the windscreen.
    Go inside, have a coffee.
    Return to car and the ice is easily removed with almost anything as you have gently melted the ice at the important bit - where it meets the glass.

    *Do not on any instance use hot or boiling water as you may destroy your windscreen and wee Gavin from Autoglass might get a bit miffed in the cold conditions.
     
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    Mrs E get a plentiful supply of freebies from the car hire companies - basic scrapers which all work well on frost, etc. We also have a couple of scrapers from Canada - they have a brush at one end and a stiff/flexi double scraper at the other. Also about 1m long, so you can sweep all the snow off and get to the middle of the screen with no problem.
     
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    A sheet over the screen the night before and when removed in the morning a quick squirt with de-icer
     
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    The best one I have used was actually when I owned a BMW... and it was around £5 from their parts counter, really long reach and good sturdy handle.

    :)
     
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    Press button marked on dash marked with wavy lines, wait two minutes and drive away. :bannana: Thats what Ill be doing in our Mini but I cant recall if the E class has a heated screen.

    In any case I dont think I'll be doing too much research into this one. Granted, if it were a what mortgage, what tax effecient vehicle to use to extract profits from a company or a what treatment to cure cancer question then yes I may give it some thought but what ice scraper is not up there is it?:D
     
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    I place a small mains fan heater in my car and switch it on about 15 mins before I want to drive away...this effectively defrosts the car and windows.
     
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    ROFLOL. Took me a minute. :D
     
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