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Keep your headlights clear with car wax!!  Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights.  It contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights – lasts 6 weeks.

Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol!  Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia.  This one trick can make badly streaking and squeaking wipers change to near perfect silence and clarity.

Ice-proof your windows with vinegar!!  Frost on its way?  Just fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water and spritz it on all your windows at night.  In the morning, they’ll be clear of icy mess.  Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raises the melting point of water – – –

preventing water from freezing.

Prevent car doors from freezing shut with cooking spray!!  Spritz cooking oil on the rubber seals around car doors and rub it in with a paper towel.  The cooking spray prevents water from melting into the rubber.

Fog-proof your windshield with shaving cream!!  Spray some shaving cream on the inside of your windshield and wipe it off with paper towels.  Shaving cream has many of the same ingredients found in commercial defoggers.

De-ice your lock in seconds with hand sanitizer!  Just put some hand sanitizer gel on the key and the lock and the problem is solved.

                                From:  Helpful Hints for Winter

17 responses

  1. Wow seen you already changed you settings.. pretty handy Ed.
    Thankyou for explaining to me on how to do it, I will look into it as well soon 🙂
    Perhaps do it on the guestbook one.

    Thanks for your congrats Ed.

    I hope you are keeping well and enjoying the start to the new week.
    Is it cold over their…? I wonder..

    Much love to you

    January 23, 2012 at 12:16 PM

  2. babyevelyne

    Hi my friend Ed,
    thanks for the visit. & Thanks for loving my header & pics 😉 Means a lot to me, people love it.
    How’s the couple? Did they check in? Btw, do you own a hotel or something?

    Have a nice day!
    Hughs & x-x-x

    January 21, 2012 at 8:53 AM

  3. Hi Ed,
    Yes these winter hints are great, i’m keeping a small hand sanitizer in my purse , and I’m going to try the vinegar trick on the windows.
    Spring wont be far off now Ed, you’ll warm up soon:)
    Have a great start to your week.

    ”*°•~ Nikki•°*”˜.•

    January 15, 2012 at 11:39 PM

  4. Androgoth

    This is rather simple my friend, just click on your ‘Settings’
    and then once that is opened, click on ‘Discussion’

    When that page opens you need the segment titled
    ‘Other Comment Settings’

    Then simply change that setting so that it displays ‘Newer’
    comments on the top… Then just click ‘Save’ and you are
    done… Now how about that for an easy reply my friend…

    Goth is good, but I do prefer Andro 🙂

    Have a great day and evening


    January 15, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    • Thank You Andro, like you said, it was easy…. I never thought about going into discussion…. lol. Take care my friend,

      January 15, 2012 at 9:44 PM

      • Androgoth

        There is always a simple way around
        things Ed and do call by again whenever
        you are in the neighbourhood 🙂


        January 17, 2012 at 7:56 PM

      • Again,Thank you Andro, and I most likely will from time to time….

        January 18, 2012 at 9:18 PM

  5. Hi Ed,
    These tricks are coming in very handy now! The weather has changed so much this past week and now its below freezing and snowing. Hand sanitizer in my purse in case my locks freeze up. Hope you’re having a great weekend.

    ”*°•~ Nikki•°*”˜.•

    January 14, 2012 at 10:24 PM

  6. Androgoth

    These are brilliant tips my fine friend
    and I will certainly try some of your own
    methods when the winter becomes the
    freezing cold and icy days… So far it
    has been rain, rain and more rain with
    lots of blustery and gale force winds 🙂

    Have a great rest of Thursday Ed 🙂


    January 12, 2012 at 4:17 PM

  7. Wow fantastic hip style you have created here Ed. Love this new theme!

    Some good tips here Ed, the one for ice-proof windows I am diffently going to try out,
    never heard of that one before!

    Hope you are keeping well, have a good week!
    hugs Traceyx

    January 9, 2012 at 5:16 AM

  8. Those are great helpful hints Ed.
    So far up here the weathers been mild, so I havent had to worry about frozen car locks just yet but now I know a good trick to use on them.
    Have a great Sunday,
    Hugs, Nikki

    January 8, 2012 at 5:32 PM

  9. Came by to say hello ..and thanks for the car tips for cold weather ..

    January 8, 2012 at 1:01 PM

  10. Thank you ED this is very usful I must try the foam always having trouble with that. Thanks agin
    Sheila 🙂

    January 4, 2012 at 11:28 AM

  11. I´m lucky to live in a summer place, no ice , I´ve no car…lol…Thanks for posting skipper.

    January 4, 2012 at 11:16 AM

  12. Wonderful hints Ed. Thanks! I am going to try the vinegar hint.

    January 4, 2012 at 8:44 AM

  13. I copied this list and think it will come in handy.. hope you don’t have to use many of these this winter. That last one with the lock and key .. WOW.. I can hardly believe it..hope that works bigtime. we have a regular padlock on the garage/barn door and wow does it freeze up solid. Hope this hint will work for that.. Take care and thanks! : )

    January 4, 2012 at 8:33 AM

  14. Clever ideas Ed!!! 🙂

    God Bless!


    January 4, 2012 at 2:14 AM

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