Windshield De-Icer/ and Ice Prevention Spray





Introduction: Windshield De-Icer/ and Ice Prevention Spray

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

What you will need:
  • 3 parts white vinegar
  • 1 part water
Please note: Here is the link where I found the recipe:
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

What you need:
  • Spray bottle
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Funnel
  • Marker

Step 3: Measure

Measure ingredients for ice and frost prevention:
  • 3 Parts vinegar
  • 1 Part water

Step 4: Mix and Label

  • Mix all ingredients
  • Label
Please note:The Ice and frost prevention is sprayed on the windows the night before to help prevent the ice from sticking. The wipers are supposed to easily remove the snow and ice so you don't have to.

Step 5: De-Icer Ingredients and Utensils

This is what you need:
  • 1 part water
  • 2 parts 70% Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Same utensils as before
  • Measure Alcohol and water
  • Pour into spray bottle
  • Label
Please notice the directions call for 70% Isopropyl alcohol. I used colored water in the bottles for picture purposes only.
The de-icer is used to spray on the ice to allow for easy scraping.

Step 6: Washer Fluid Line (Ice Prevention)

This is what you need:
  • 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
  • Label
This is used to fill your washer fluid reservoir to keep the lines free from freezing.

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!




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can't wait to give these homemade, chemical-free and Eco-friendly solutions a go. just ordered all my supplies. northeast, bring it on...

These are not chemical free. The only chemical free method I am aware of is heat.

The fermentation process is naturally made from wine, beer, a like to make the vinegar and is drinkable as wine is
I wouldn't call wine a chemical
It's all fermented

Chemical compound, but not a chemical....

Depends if you have hard water or not :)

A combination of hard water and soft water caused the deaths of over 1500 people in 1912 when the RMS Titanic struck an iceburg!!!

yes! Dihydrogen oxide is responsible for many deaths per year!

I know I never drink it, unless I sterilize it with a few ounces of bourbon!