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Nelliemoser Mon 29-Oct-12 14:01:33

Gracesmum I love the joke. grin

Greatnan Mon 29-Oct-12 12:54:37

Living in the Alps, at the same altitude as Snowdon, I have a full cover for my car,but if it gets covered in deep snow it is just as hard to clean off - if it is not too heavy, I can pull it off. I have bought ropes that are easy to unknot, as trying to take apart frozen knots with ski gloves on is quite hard.
My worst nightmare is having to put on chains - I have to carry them in the car by law, but they are murder to attach. As I have a 4 x 4, I can usually manage without them.

petallus Mon 29-Oct-12 12:49:44

I finally went out yesterday to Halfords and bought one of those plastic cover thingies for the top half of the car so the windows don't get iced up.

Greatnan Mon 29-Oct-12 12:33:26

It took me a few seconds to see what you meant! I can't say I have ever seen a man trying this! (Only helping with jellyfish stings).

annodomini Mon 29-Oct-12 12:31:39

PS - it's easier for men to de-ice a frozen lock....

annodomini Mon 29-Oct-12 12:30:55

Reminder to self: remove de-icer from tray under passenger seat...

Greatnan Mon 29-Oct-12 12:17:31

I once poured boiling water over a frozen windscreen.............good job replacement did not affect insurance!

gracesmum Mon 29-Oct-12 12:11:14

Tepid water usually does the trick for me.
Which reminds me......................
Wife texts husband at office:
"Windows frozen" she sys
"Try warm water" he replies
Wife: "Computer completely f****d now"

Greatnan Mon 29-Oct-12 12:04:07

Am I the only motorist stupid enough to leave my de-icer in the boot, where it was firmly iced-in yesterday? Luckily, we have blue skies and warm sunshine this morning and all the ice and snow has melted off my car. I have now put my de-icer in my ski-locker.