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Old 11-15-2007, 10:32 AM   #31
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I was just being a smartass, buddy. I've been using the same plastic scraper for about three or four years now. When the ice is thick, I turn it sideways and start hammering with the corner of the blade. Once I'm down to the glass, it'* easy and most lifts off with minimal effort. No brush for me. I buy my new $4.00 windshield wipers for that. Couple all of that with the defroster for those REALLY cold days, and I have no issues.
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Got myself a monster telescoping deal from Costco. Brush, hard rubber edge on the main part of it that takes care of mostly anything, then if needed follow that up with the hard plastic scraper on the other end. Had that puppy for about 3 years now.
wifey has that one and it OWNS ALL i need to grab one for my car if they still sell em
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:34 AM   #33
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Got myself a monster telescoping deal from Costco. Brush, hard rubber edge on the main part of it that takes care of mostly anything, then if needed follow that up with the hard plastic scraper on the other end. Had that puppy for about 3 years now.
wifey has that one and it OWNS ALL i need to grab one for my car if they still sell em
I've had it for a few years now and it shows no signs of the plastic giving up.

You guys do know those upraised areas on the scraper are to break up the thicker ice and then you use the regular scraper to finish the job...right.
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:38 AM   #34
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I have a metal blade scraper, gets thru ANYTHING.
I'm sure it does a great job clearing the ice, but doesn't the metal tend to scratch the windshield?[/img]
not if you use it correctly. I have been using the same ice scrapper for 6 years, since I was 16, and no windshield scratches. I can't even find another one like it anymore. It works just a good as the day I bought it.

btw, this sucks

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Old 11-15-2007, 11:44 AM   #35
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i just use the normal plastic ice scraper, but i usually try to let it warm up.
Ditto! But now that I'll have a garage in 10 days I have no worries about scraping
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Plain old plastic scraper for me. Last year the Bonnie was able to be cozy in the garage with the '68, but my wife was home on maternity that winter. Being the nice guy that I am, the Bonnie has to be outside. No remote starter for me, I can rough it. I'd rather not waste the gas.
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If I think it'* going to freeze, I put a small ceramic heater on the front seat with the cord hanging out the door. When I get up, I just plug it in and by the time I've finished breakfast the car (or truck) is toasty warm and all the glass is clear.
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Bonny stays in the Garage and does not go out in the snow. Stays out of the rain a lot as well.

However my GMC Sonoma has a thick blade scraper that works well.
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they make special tarps that go on the outside of the windshield. they wrap around to the inside where you can secure it by closing the doors or use the supplied suction cups to stick it to the inside of the window somewhere. ive never had to scrape ice off of the windshield using that item.
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A heavy strong one, but I still manage to bend or break one each year. Ice at 25 below zero is rather strong.
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