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Can you buy de-icer in Poland?


Once
8 Oct 2010 #1
I have noticed that most of my Polish friends don't have a clue what it is! Can you get it here? Not that I need it, just curious...
pgtx 30 | 3,156
8 Oct 2010 #2
what is it?
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
8 Oct 2010 #3
no, they love the ice on their cars in Poland, makes for faster driving...

Of course you can.
convex 20 | 3,978
8 Oct 2010 #4
for car windows? go to a parts store...they even have it at some of your nicer local gas stations.
Wroclaw Boy
8 Oct 2010 #5
most of my Polish friends don't have a clue what it is!

Thats because they use the traditional and more effective method of a scraper. Who needs de-icer? It is available for those that cant handle the scraper or cold hands.
convex 20 | 3,978
8 Oct 2010 #6
Hey now, I use a washing machine because my delicate hands don't work well with a washboard.

On a side note, just put bubble wrap or a piece of cardboard under the wipers...problem solved.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
9 Oct 2010 #7
I have noticed that most of my Polish friends don't have a clue what it is!

We just use plastic foil, cloth or towel to cover up the windscreen.
eg Me. I start my work at 7oo so I have to leave home at 6:50. There is no time for spraying :)
alexw68
9 Oct 2010 #8
I have noticed that most of my Polish friends don't have a clue what it is! Can you get it here? Not that I need it, just curious...

They don't drive, evidently. Go to any reputable petrol station. You will pay a King's ransom for it but it's there all right...
z_darius 14 | 3,968
10 Oct 2010 #9
I have noticed that most of my Polish friends don't have a clue what it is! Can you get it here? Not that I need it, just curious...

Do any of them have cars?

What you call de-icer is a big name (and high price) for a couple of recipes konwn for decades.

- 3 parts vinegar to 1 part water and placed in a spray bottle, this will prevent ice from forming.

- for homemade window de-icer, use a solution of 1 part water to 2 parts rubbing alcohol. This can be isopropyl alcohol which is usually 70%, or methyl hydrate (aka methanol) often sold in 99.9% concentration. Add a few drops of dishwasher detergent and you got yourself some great de-icer. MH is deadly and can be also absorbed through skin so caution is advised.

Methyl hydrate was used by Warsaw Pact for deicing their vehicle windshields and visors in tanks.
Chicago Pollock 7 | 504
10 Oct 2010 #10
What's cheaper rubbing alcohol or cheap vodka? Either way put about a pint or two in your windshield washer fluid along with water and that'll do the trick.
Eurola 4 | 1,906
10 Oct 2010 #11
what is it?

lol. You would not know anything about it in Texas girl, but it is a reality in Chicago. A couple of sprays on the frosty windows and off you go..no scraping. I love it.


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