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Homemade De-Icer Sprays for Your Windshield

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DIY de-icer spray bottle recipe snow windshield winter clean glassIf you live in a region with chilly winter temperatures, you might be tired of stocking up on store-bought windshield de-icer for your vehicle. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just make your own?

Whether you want to save money, or simply need a distraction from being stir-crazy this season, why not try one of these three recipes for DIY windshield de-icer spray? These mixes are so simple to concoct that you might wonder why you ever bothered buying it pre-made in the first place.

Recipe #1

Pour two parts rubbing alcohol and one part water into a spray bottle. Screw on the top of the bottle, then shake it to thoroughly mix the ingredients. Per Living on a Dime, it’s best to spray the solution on your vehicle’s windshield the night before an expected snow. Though, you can also spray it on the windshield about five minutes before you leave for work in the morning. You’ll also want to use an ice-scraper to scrape the ice and snow off the windshield (which should be way faster due to the homemade solution).

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Recipe #2

Another recipe that Living on a Dime recommends is to mix three parts vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle. Apply this solution the same as you did the previous recipe (overnight and/or in the morning about five minutes before you leave).

Recipe #3

Mick Telkamp with DIY Network recommends a third de-icer recipe. Mix two parts 70-percent isopropyl alcohol with one part water in a spray bottle. Add a few drops of dish soap. Mix the ingredients together. Apply it to the windshield the next morning to shorten the time you spend unburying our vehicle from snow and ice.

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News Sources: DIY Network, Living on a Dime