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Defrosting windshield with hot water

Defrosting windshield with hot water

Autoglass is the modern used glass in windshields/windscreens. It is a combination of two layers of treated safety glass laminated with a plastic layer in between them, and then bonded into the window frame.

During the cold winters, one of the main problems we encounter especially in the morning is defrosting windscreens. Temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius lead to the formation of ice on windshields, and this reduces visibility. It makes it hard to use the vehicle. One might think pouring of hot water on the frozen windshield is the best defrosting method as we all know hot water melts ice very fast.

A nice try I say, but it will end badly. Pouring hot water on a frozen windscreen will shatter it. What happens is that as a result of the extreme temperature differences/change between the inner and the outside of the glass, the expansion of the glass is not uniform. This expansion renders to shattering of your windshield.

Also in the very extreme low temperatures, your hot water will immediately freeze adding another layer of ice on your windscreen, an added disadvantage. The quantity of frost on your windshield has just been increased.

Rather than shattering you windshield using hot water, I would recommend you to use/pour a solution of one part of water with three parts of vinegar or rubbing alcohol on the frosted windshield. The ice disappears immediately. This works since alcohol or vinegar freezes at the very extreme low temperatures.

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