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Old 12-07-2006, 12:25 AM   #1
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Is there a product I can use to help prevent frost or to ease scraping?
I've heard of rain-x... does it work?

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I think its called a garage

Seriously, I rain-x frequently, still frosts up and still needs to be scraped, sometimes a shot of the washer will help get rid of it. If anyone has a solution (other than a garage LOL) more than one person would like to know.
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when we go deer hunting we put a piece of cardboard over the windshield, but im not sure if you want to tight with card board all over ur car we use one of those sunglass things that are supposed to be sun blockers, works, but ghetto
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and rain-x does nothing for me either, i have the "de-icer" spray in the washer system but all i think it does is freeze slower
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well if its like a long term thing, there is always the option for a weather resistant car cover. And if its cold enough, you should be able to just shake off any ice or snow accumulated. but if it IS NOT weather proof, it would probably bond/freeze to your paint and windows. That would be BAD.

But garage is definitely the best answer. Or even a portable carport?
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just get a tarp and tie it down over your windows, simple $5 solution, but definitely not the most visually pleasing
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I've seen folks use cardboard, but only when we were expecting an ice storm. Using one on a regular basis would be difficult due to the wind factor... and trying to secure a tarp would have the same problem... bungees could damage your paint in the wind as well, even if you figured out to secure it.

There are de-icer products, however I'm hesitant to use them due to potential harm to the paint. This is the first year I've used rain-x...but I garage it so I can't say if it it'* made ice removal any easier.

Unless you have a complete car cover that you're willing to take on and off, time is likely the best thing you can use... go out early, start the car...let the defrosters do their job... just my .02 cents.
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I use the rain-x. It doesn't preven any frost or ice, but I think it makes it a little bit easier to scrape off. Could be my imagination though.
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A garage spot is out of the question. I'm 17 and lucky enough to have a bonneville, i shouldn't push it for a garage spot at my house as well :p

I might try rain-x or some de-icers
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Heated washer fluid?
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