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I live in a mostly temperate zone that occasionally has freezing rain. What can I use for an improvised ice scraper from items in my car or on my person for those times when I am away overnight from home out in the country? A credit card won't work for frozen rain, it only works for frost.

  • Related: lifehacks.stackexchange.com/questions/104/… – Shokhet Dec 11 '14 at 1:54
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    I am going to vote to reopen. The other question remove ice from windshield nobody answered the obvious, use an ice scraper. The OP here asked what can I use as an improvised ice scraper which is different context then how can I remove ice. The cd answer here is a good answer here but does not feel like a good answer to the other question. – Jon Dec 11 '14 at 3:45
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If you have a CD player in your car, chances are you have some old CDs laying around. You can use those (or leave a blank CD in your car) to scrape ice from your windshield.

CDs - Do you still listen to that summer mix you made 15 years ago? If so, put the music on your computer and use the CD to clear your windshield! This method works best for a thick layer of ice.

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Source. The above-quoted website also suggests leaving a stiff, plastic spatula in your car, although admittedly you are unlikely to have a spare spatula laying around in your car.

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    Cd cases work even better. – Jon Dec 11 '14 at 3:41
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I use a the back side of a pocket comb. It is an item that I usually have in my pocket, is strong enough to withstand serious scraping, and it comes out of the experience completely unharmed. enter image description here

  • Great answer! I hope you don't mind that I edited your answer to shrink the picture; I personally prefer smaller pics. Keep in mind that you can always edit your own posts, in case you disagree. That said, I hope to see you around LH! – Shokhet Jan 7 '15 at 5:03
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Well the object has to be hard, but not sharp enough to hurt the glass. This is a rule, but what can you use:


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