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How To Defrost A Windshield In Seconds (Yes Canada, We're Serious)

12/19/2016 10:34 EST | Updated 12/20/2016 07:39 EST

Forget the ice scraper — turns out you only need this simple solution to defrost your windshield.

According to meteorologist Ken Weathers of Wate 6 News in Knoxville, TN, mixing rubbing alcohol with water will create an instant defrosting spray you can use all winter long. And the best part? You can leave it in your car for months.

Rubbing alcohol has a freezing point of -120 degrees fahrenheit (or -89 C) below freezing, Weathers notes.

frosted windshield

However, some commenters on Facebook were worried about using rubbing alcohol on glass and paint, but Weathers says you don't have to use this solution all the time.

"It would only be small amounts that would come in contact with the paint anyway if you are just spraying windows," he wrote on his Facebook page.

"You can always wipe the windows with a cloth if you want as well. Consultation with several reputable body shops confirm this."

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