Weatherman Defrosts A Windshield With Rubbing Alcohol And Water Solution
It's winter and you go out to your car. The windshield is completely frosted over and has to be cleared before you can go anywhere. You simply can't drive the car until you can see.
This is a huge pain for most people. Either you sit in the car forever letting it warm up, which not only wastes gas and adds to your environmental guilt, it can also make you late for work or school, or you get out the scraper so you can get this show on the road.
Then you have to ask yourself which is worse. Would you rather be late? Or would you rather be miserable out in the cold while bending over the car to scrape the windshield?
But there is another solution and it's better than either of the above. You can use the magic of science to fix this problem in seconds. All it takes is a cheap spray bottle filled with a mixture of water and rubbing alcohol. You want one part water to two parts rubbing alcohol.
Rubbing alcohol is the common name for isopropyl alcohol. It has a freezing point of -126.4 degrees Fahrenheit. (That's -89 degrees Celsius for folks using the metric system.)
So a little rubbing alcohol can clear that windshield in seconds. It's kind of like how they salt the roads to break up ice by changing the freezing point of the water on the road, only better!
Rubbing alcohol is easily found in most grocery stores or pharmacies. It's cheap and non toxic. Just don't drink the stuff. That's not a good idea. The word "alcohol" in the name does not mean this stuff is good for shots, okay?
You can conveniently keep a spray bottle of this stuff in your car at all times. It won't freeze, no matter how nasty the weather is.
Yup, even if you live in Chicago, you can leave a bottle of this stuff in your car so you can defrost that windshield in seconds anytime, anywhere. Evening classes? No problem! Date night? You're still covered!
So, there you have it. A cheap and simple solution in both senses of the word (solution: liquid mixture and solution: a fix to your problem).
You can keep this magic to yourself and amaze your friends. Or you could make them eternally grateful by sending this article to them now. What did you think about this amazing solution? Do you have any other tips for dealing with brutal ice-cold conditions? Let us know in the comments!