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    Hot Water on Windshield

    Eeejiot.... who doesn't realize that going from, say, -5 to 60 degrees causes things to happen.

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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

    Does it sometimes seems a bit "strange" that people make and post videos of these things?

    Like the YT videos showing kids slipping on ice, or falling out a window, or ...

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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

    I actually saw a lady do this many years ago. The gene pool continues...
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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

    I actually saw a lady do this many years ago.

    Ah, but I'll bet no one was gathering an audience to watch!

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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    Does it sometimes seems a bit "strange" that people make and post videos of these things?
    Anyone can serve as a bad example. Maybe someone will learn something. Maybe not.
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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    I actually saw a lady do this many years ago.

    Ah, but I'll bet no one was gathering an audience to watch!

    yeesh yeesh
    It happened at a convenience store... lady asks the clerk in the store for some "Hot water" in a cup. The lady goes back outside to the parking lot and throws the hot water on her windshield...... CRACK!
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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

    My solution was Jim Beam.

    ...1967 VW Beetle, NW Ohio...

    Worked fine.
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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

    Quote Originally Posted by DrEntropy View Post
    My solution was Jim Beam.

    ...1967 VW Beetle, NW Ohio...

    Worked fine.
    Simple question: Did you actually pour it on the windshield or down the windpipe?
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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

    Quote Originally Posted by Gliderman8 View Post
    Simple question: Did you actually pour it on the windshield or down the windpipe?
    Bit of both!
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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

    Something like 50 miles' worth... happy as clams to arrive safe and sound at the destination.
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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

    Jim Beam: If you can't see, you don't need to see!

    In all seriousness, I keep a spritz bottle of (denatured) alcohol outside my garage door. A few spritzes and the windshield is clean. (I've had bad experience with ice scrapers scratching the windshield. Not deep scratches, but remnants of where I scraped that can be seen when wiping the windows.)
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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

    heeheee!

    We learned about thermal shock as kids, there was a fad over "frying" marbles. Heat 'em in a frying pan and dump 'em into icewater. SNAP!
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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

    Video is more evidence that "you can't fix stupid."
    Never express yourself more clearly than you can think.
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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

    Well, got his moment of fame, as an idiot. They say there's no such thing as bad publicity....

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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

    A simple google search would have told him the likely result.

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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

    I remember one time, in Great Falls Montana, it was 20 below and I had my car warming up in the driveway with the heater on full blast about to head to work. (Datsun B-210 2-door). I got in, shut the door a little too hard and the rear window shattered into a million pieces.
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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    Does it sometimes seems a bit "strange" that people make and post videos of these things?

    Like the YT videos showing kids slipping on ice, or falling out a window, or ...

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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

    "hardly ever"??
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    Re: Hot Water on Windshield

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