DIY Ice Melter – Does this really work?
There is a meme currently running the rounds on Pinterest that says that vinegar and water mixed 2/3 to 1/3 will met your ice so you don’t have to scrape.
Is this really true? Well…not quite in the way that the photo might indicate. Sadly, there is no cure all for ice scraping with a single spray of the mixture.
The the process is based in some fact. To get it to work properly, when you are expecting ice in the morning, spray your windows with the mixture the night before. Then, the following morning, the windows should be clear of the icy mess.
How does it work? Vinegar contains acetic acid, which lowers the melting point of water – preventing water from freezing.
If you come out in the morning to a frozen car window and then spray the mixture on it, it might help to loosen the ice slightly but by then you could have scraped it all clean anyway. Luke warm or water would loosen the ice so that is easier to scrape (be sure the temperature is well above freezing or it will just refreeze and and warm or hot water could actually crack the window.)
So, sorry to say, unless you are a person who really plans ahead and follows the weather forecast, this trick is not for you.