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: http://www.howcast.com/videos/417396-How-to-DeIce-Your-Cars-Windshield
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.


can't wait to give these homemade, chemical-free and Eco-friendly solutions a go. just ordered all my supplies. northeast, bring it on...
<p>These are not chemical free. The only chemical free method I am aware of is heat.</p>
The fermentation process is naturally made from wine, beer, a like to make the vinegar and is drinkable as wine is <br>I wouldn't call wine a chemical <br> It's all fermented
<p>Is H2O a chemical?</p>
<p>Chemical compound, but not a chemical....</p>
<p>Depends if you have hard water or not :)</p>
<p>A combination of hard water and soft water caused the deaths of over 1500 people in 1912 when the RMS Titanic struck an iceburg!!!</p>
<p>yes! Dihydrogen oxide is responsible for many deaths per year!</p>
<p>I know I never drink it, unless I sterilize it with a few ounces of bourbon!</p>
<p>or a nice scotch</p>
<p>I justdiscoved Knob Creek . At 100 proof/50% ABV is a very good serilant. I just did the first go at snow blowing 3 houses.....I need to sterilize some of that nasty solvent, (water IS, the universal solvent), dihydrogen oxide. Just one to keep me linber for the next go, Should get 18 inches or so.</p><p>AND in the epic battle of the pen verses the machine, the blower tried to eat my paper and died, actually it had heart failure, the newpaper wone. I still retained the crossword puzzle so I am happy.</p>
<p>I don't think drowning is a classified chemical abuse :)</p>
<p>I think it is if someone else is holding your head under the dihydrogen oxide.</p>
<p>Water CAN kill you just by drinking too much.</p>
<p>Call your water dept and tell them there is Dihydrogen oxide in the water and watch them to back flips!!!</p>
<p>Causing deaths does not make something a chemical.</p>
<p>inorganic compound. Alcohol is an organic compund</p>
<p>Of course it is. Its a compound composed of the elements oxygen and hydrogen and is a very strong solvent.</p><p>https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water</p>
<p>Fermentation would be a chemical reaction.</p><p>I am often reminded that alcohol IS a soultion.</p>
<p>Well, I can identify three chemicals directly:</p><p>Dihydrogen monoxide <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_...<br></a>Acetic acid <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinegar" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinegar<br></a>Ethyl hydroxide <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethanol" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethanol<br><br></a>You'll see, oil are a organic product. It is hydrocarbon, created out of algea and such. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum</a><br></p><p>Some of our most venous chemicals are natural made. So just because it is natural, it isn't good or bad for us. It all depends...</p>
<p>Not all chemicals are man-made, Ingrid.</p>
<p>Fermentation is how the chemical ethanol is manufactured. Claiming that because the process is natural no chemicals are made is just plain wrong. </p>
<p>Or Ice scrape, unless you call the scrape chemical (which it formally is) ;-)</p>
<p>Also, you could get an old blanket or large enough piece of plastic and put it over your front wind shield, fastening it inside your side windows.</p>
<p>I use a couple of kids 'Snow Carpets'.</p><p>Ice and snow do not stick, they don't get hard in the cold. Just shake off, roll up and put under the seat.</p><p>Also use heated wiper-blades.</p>
<p>Let me know how you get the carpets off after it rains and freezes it to your windshield. </p>
<p>'Snow Carpets'</p><p>http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dsporting&amp;field-keywords=snow+carpet+sled</p>
<p>yes!!! used to do this all the time! would put a flattened cardboard box inside the plastic cuz ice n snow tend to get heavy...put it under ur wipers...ta da! they're not stuck...and lastly the plastic goes in the DOOR while its open...shut it to hold the plastic while preventing the door from freezing n sticking!!!!! GENIUS!!!!! worked every time...also pouring any carbonated beverage (room temp is what i did) makes ice in a glass pop and break, so I will give you one guess what it does around your car door and on the windshield!!!!</p>
<p>I put them in plastic bags along with the side view mirrors</p>
<p>heck I cover my side view mirrors b4 big storms, or littl'ns too.</p>
<p>The heading is De-Icer and ice prevention. Your method is ice avoidance... and in the broader sense, better! Along these lines of avoidance; I'm all in for moving to southern Florida! </p>
<p>be sure to put money aside for a new fluid pump and possible hoses from the reservoir</p>
<p>water and vinegar will freeze don't put it in the reservoir</p>
<p>That's exactly why I will use commercial windshield products. Strong alcohol eats through the rubber seals. </p>
<p> Commercial de icers contain alcohol in greater or lesser amounts depending on the make. The greater the amount the more effective they are </p>
<p>vinegar is absolutely a chemical! it's acetic acid, having the formula CH3COOH.</p>
Vinegar is made from acetous fermentation of wine, beer a like. <br>If left on long enough it will eat away at the metal eventually.
<p>Not important what it's made from.</p>
<p>they are not chemical free they are chemicals, and the alcohol used is quite nasty.</p>
Thanks for stopping by have a Happy New Year!
<p>When I made this it did melt the ice, but left a very thin film on my windshield which was impossible to remove. I had to sit in my car and wait for the defroster to melt it. It would have been just as easy to have the defroster melt the ice. </p>
<p>Consider Mythelhydrate instead of the isopropyl as it is a lot cheaper in bulk 4L jug.</p><p>Which BTW is what most washer fluid is made from in the first place.</p>
<p>Yes, actually BOTH hydrogen &amp; oxygen are elements of the periodic table.</p>
This will melt the ice but the windshield will freeze again while driving if your defroster don't work.
<p>My mom told me instead of using washer fluid, put vinegar and water in the washer reservoir. I did, but every time I washed my windshield, the car would smell like vinegar. My wife didn't like that.</p>
<p>I make a cleaning compound of lemon-infused vinegar and water. If you make infused vinegar, it will smell like lemons when you use it. Fill a mason jar with lemon peels, and leftovers &amp; top the jar off with white vinegar. Let the lemon peels soak in the vinegar for about 2 weeks, then strain and use.</p>
Ok got the gest of it all<br>Thanks

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