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Ice Scraper

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Wrath, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Wrath
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    Wrath Well-Known Member

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    [Feb 2, 2011]
    Unfortunately I've now got some irritating light scratches on my windscreen that I am assuming is down to my ice scraper. Does anyone recommend a particular ice scraper that hasn't caused them problems?

    Anyone know if Autoglass are likely to push for a new windscreen rather than fixing the scratches?
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    Find one that has a hard edge and a "squeegy" rubber (window cleaner style) edge to it, use the hard edge for really stubborn ice that wont budge after trying with the squeegy edge & heating the windscreen prior to trying helps a bunhc, even if the ice doesnt melt, a layer of water will form between the ice and screen and it'll just slide off.

    Just be patient in future!

    Put Tesco do a really good example of the above description.. a little big but its really good. looks like this, but is made from plastic and is wither red;blue;green and has a hard edge along with the squeegy

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    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    i just never use 1
    just let it warm up
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    James.Asbri Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    +1 - Set the alarm for 10 minutes earlier in the winter
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    Suppose I haven't tried just letting it defrost using the demisters, tried it with my old Leon but it took 30 minutes!
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    I have a scraper with a rubber squeegie strip to, if its really cold I start up and let it warm up. I hate using de-icer.......
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    I set my dual heaters to 'HI' and it took 10 minutes, just enough time to grab a cup of tea before I leave for work
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