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post #1 of 17 Old 11-08-2007, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
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first cold weather with jeep - question?

I know I am not supposed to use a scraper on soft top windows so what options do I have in the morning to get the ice off quickly?

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post #2 of 17 Old 11-08-2007, 04:42 AM
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They make deicer in a can that is supposed to melt the ice. Not sure if it would damage the windows though.

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post #3 of 17 Old 11-08-2007, 04:58 AM
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Just brush off the snow lightly with a gloved hand. Then just run the heater and the ice will melt. Once you learn to drive with your mirrors, you won't even do this anymore. At this point, I don't even bother clearing my rear and side rear windows.

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Crank jeep turn heater on to blast furnace come back in ten minutes drive away no problems. You might put a pan of muffins in the front seat so you have something to eat on the way to work.
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When you stop and get coffee to go with your fresh, warm, muffins....be careful with your side windows when they are really cold, they can crack...
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post #6 of 17 Old 11-08-2007, 06:39 AM
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if im in a hurry i usually go out..brush of snow, turn on jeep, heat on full blast!, then i scrape front windows...then if the ice on the side windows isn't starting to melt, ill go and get a cloth with hot water and just wipe em down...usually does the trick by that time the heater has warmed the inside up and ur good to go. Other wise i just scrape the front window and drive, by the time i hit any main roads all the ice is gone.

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I find that if I can see through the upper portions of the windows, I'm good to go. Once I get moving, they clear off quickly.

But when starting, let engine warm a bit and crank the defrost. I minimize ANY handling of the windows when they are cold and the interior hasn't warmed up yet.

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Crank jeep turn heater on to blast furnace come back in ten minutes drive away no problems. You might put a pan of muffins in the front seat so you have something to eat on the way to work.
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA

but on a serious note..

its like 45 degrees here in florida. wtf?
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its like 45 degrees here in florida. wtf?
global cooling

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I just park in the garage! No frost or ice....

sorry...couldn't resist....

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its like 45 degrees here in florida. wtf?

Heat wave.....I'd be on the beach baby!!!!
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It was 23 this morning in norther Wisconsin. No big deal. It doesn't really matter how cold it gets here it's never that bad unless the wind is blowing. Personally i would do the "let it run for a bit" gig.
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its like 45 degrees here in florida. wtf?
I know I can't believe this, I left northern Nevada and moved back home to get away from the cold and this is what i get
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just get a cup of warm water and pour it on your windows then wipe off ice and water. not really hot and not too cold cause it'll freeze again

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