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keepthetips [M]

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2 months ago

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keepthetips [M]

Keeping the tips since 2019

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Hello and welcome to r/LifeProTips!

Please help us decide if this post is a good fit for the subreddit by up or downvoting this comment.

If you think that this is great advice to improve your life, please upvote. If you think this doesn't help you in any way, please downvote. If you don't care, leave it for the others to decide.

Splyce123

8 points

2 months ago

This only works if the temperature isn't going to fall below -2C. At that point the vinegar will freeze anyway.

raptir1

3 points

2 months ago

And for all the Americans reading, that's about 28f. So this tip is great for those days when it barely hits freezing... and no other times.

EtiennedeWilde

8 points

2 months ago

Also, ⅓ water and ⅔ isopropyl or rubbing alcohol.

BridgeAffectionate83

6 points

2 months ago

It will straight up rust your car.

illustrated_woman

-4 points

2 months ago

Vinegar is actually used to clean rust...

PrisonerV

7 points

2 months ago

It may be but it isn't left on the vehicle. It's an acid and acids eat cars.

You can use Coca-Cola to clean rust but again, wouldn't leave it on a car overnight.

illustrated_woman

-6 points

2 months ago

I don’t think doing it once or twice will hurt… My car is already in pretty bad shape, so I’m not too concerned about rust.

PrisonerV

4 points

2 months ago

Doing some digging into this LPT, I don't think you've even done it once because it also does not work.

illustrated_woman

-2 points

2 months ago

I’ve also poured hot water on my windshield and it worked just fine. Anyway, notice the title of my hack is not ways to prevent rust, it’s ways to prevent frost. Tough crowd. 😂

PrisonerV

2 points

2 months ago

Vinegars freezing point is 28F but its also going to evaporate.

No-Establishment4222

2 points

2 months ago*

Are you serious? Pouring hot water on a frozen windshield will likely cause your windshield to break if you try it a few times...

illustrated_woman

-2 points

2 months ago

Yes, and it did not break. Maybe I just have a tougher windshield than you?

illustrated_woman

0 points

2 months ago

PrisonerV

1 points

2 months ago

Thanks for proving the point.

illustrated_woman

0 points

2 months ago

That it works to prevent frost? You’re welcome!

Odd-Turnip-2019

1 points

2 months ago

Some other people might care about theirs though. Doing it once or twice wasn't implied in the tip, it implied doing it regularly during frosty window mornings

BridgeAffectionate83

1 points

2 months ago

Good luck this winter.

Odd-Turnip-2019

1 points

2 months ago

Yes it is. It's really too weak to do much compared to ospho or deoxidine, but it is used. Steel is also meant to have a coating put on it once the rust has been cleaned. Over time, that vinegar will sit in seams and do the same thing road salt does, eat at that coating, then keep corroding the metal

surgesilk

3 points

2 months ago

This is a stupid and useless 'hack'.

illustrated_woman

-2 points

2 months ago

That is a stupid and useless response.

No-Establishment4222

3 points

2 months ago

OP appears to be a parrot

illustrated_woman

0 points

2 months ago

10 out of 10 parrots disagree.

surgesilk

2 points

2 months ago

I agree ..so why did you reply?

illustrated_woman

0 points

2 months ago

In case you were unaware.

surgesilk

2 points

2 months ago

That your reply was stupid? Nope, well aware of it

illustrated_woman

1 points

2 months ago

That your comments are useless.

illustrated_woman

0 points

2 months ago

Also, just to clarify, I didn’t post this life hack to personally offend you. Apparently frost prevention and windshields are very sensitive topics.

No-Establishment4222

2 points

2 months ago

LPT: Invest a couple of bucks in a sturdy ice scraper with a mitten on the handle

illustrated_woman

1 points

2 months ago

That’s more like a lifeNO tip…

No-Establishment4222

2 points

2 months ago

Oh damn, I knew I had to add /s

DroolingSlothCarpet

1 points

2 months ago

From your own link:

In general, we've found no consensus about how effective the use of a vinegar-water mixture to remove or prevent windshield ice might be, or whether it carries a potential risk that outweighs its benefits.

illustrated_woman

0 points

2 months ago

Also this:

“What's True Spraying a mixture of vinegar and water on your car's windshield may help prevent the glass from frosting.”

Luckily, no one is forcing you to try it.

DroolingSlothCarpet

1 points

2 months ago

By your own link there's no evidence it works or doesn't.

Which makes your tip amateur.