I have been making all of my own cleaning supplies. I needed a windshield de-icer and found these recipes. Making your own is much more economical and it will ease the task of removing ice from the windshield. Recipes include: a de-icer, ice and frost preventive spray, and a recipe to keep the lines free from ice. The bottles are simulated to show pictures of the different products. I am not an expert, doctor, chemist, or a professional in any occupation. I share here how I interpret it to the best of my knowledge. Use these applications at your own risk and own choice. Keep all products out of the reach of anyone or anything that could be at risk of injury.
Step 1: Ingredients for Ice and Frost Prevention
- 3 parts white vinegar
- 1 part water
I added the food coloring to the water to help distinguish the different products for picture purposes only. To be completely safe consult a professional before trying this recipe.
Step 2: Utensils for Ice and Frost Prevention
- Spray bottle
- Liquid measuring cup
Step 3: Measure
- 3 Parts vinegar
- 1 Part water
Step 4: Mix and Label
- Mix all ingredients
Step 5: De-Icer Ingredients and Utensils
- 1 part water
- 2 parts 70% Isopropyl Alcohol
- Same utensils as before
- Measure Alcohol and water
- Pour into spray bottle
The de-icer is used to spray on the ice to allow for easy scraping.
Step 6: Washer Fluid Line (Ice Prevention)
- Same utensils as before except you don't need a sprayer just a lid and bottle
- Fill a bottle with ONE HALF 70% Alcohol and ONE HALF windshield wiper fluid
- Add a few drops of dish soap
Step 7: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
I was thrilled that I found these recipes. These solutions work by deicing. All chemicals have a “eutectic” point — the lowest temperature at which the chemical can depress the freezing point of water. Sad to say I can't demonstrate how these products work because I live in a warm climate and we have not had a storm. But if it is on Ehow I would think they do work. I have some very cool Instructables coming up so please stay tuned.
Thank you for stopping by and do have a warm and healthy winter!