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These recent frosty mornings have had me searching in the garage for my de-icer and this Decosol de-icer spray was one of the ones I found. I bought this last year so I can’t remember exactly how much I paid for it but I have had a look online and you can get it for around £1.99 although some online retailers sell it a bit cheaper. The bottle is clear and the liquid inside is a light blue colour and it is 500ml size. It has a trigger handle and nozzle which expels the liquid which smells quite strongly of chemicals which I can always seem to smell inside the car after use for a short while. It is said this spray operates down to -15 degrees so it should be enough for even the coldest frosty morning.
Before using you have to turn the nozzle round to the correct position to open and then you have to pump the trigger a few times before the liquid is sucked up the tube in order for the spray to come out. It does spray in the general direction that you are aiming for but I think this all depends on how hard or fast you press the trigger as to the accuracy of the spray. I will start to spray at the top of the windows and windscreen as the liquid does slightly run down the glass and then use a zig zag motion to spray down the rest of the window which I find covers it all. It does spray in a fine mist that seems to all go onto the glass rather than into the air so hardly any is wasted.
I like a spray bottle rather than an aerosol can which can be uncomfortably cold to hold and you can hold this plastic bottle without any discomfort even without gloves. I also find that the sprays seem to last me longer as well compared to a can which could be that some of the spray from a can is lost in the air as you are applying it. As I am using my de-icer again now I have started to keep one in the porch so it is on hand for when I am going to use my car and also one in the boot of my car for if I come out of work at the end of the day and my car has frosted up.
I think at around £1.99 this spray is well worth it as it really does do a good job of clearing the frost and ice from my car quickly and efficiently. I like the clear bottle as you can always see exactly how much is left in there and it seems to go a long way. I would definitely buy this product again and recommend it to others
I normally use a different brand of de - icer but I given this last year to try out.
The bottle I used had 500ml of de - icer. Which looks a load but can be used quickly.
The bottle is plastic and clear which helps in seeing how much of the blue liquis is left after use.
The last time it car was frozen with ice on windows I used this ice - icer.
I tried this in the same way as my other trigger sprays de-icers...the nozzle at the end of the cap has to be twisted 180 degrees to get it into the open nozzele for use.
Then I Spray it onto the iced up window and allowing the de icer it to work and melt the ice. Cleaned off with a scrapper. That day the ice on the screen was rather thick - so in all I needed a secnd application of the de-icer.
The first thing is that when using have to pump the handle to get enough pressure so that the actual de icer comes out.
The spray fan is ok. Not as large as my normal better known brand de icer. The ice was quicky melted on the wind screen. However I had to use about 20% of the total to achieve a ice free sceen. The other windows used up another 30%. So one cold frostly morning used 50% of the bottle.
This seemed a lot. As the following morning by normal brand used about 20% of the bottle. So I would say that this brand users a little more to clear the windscreen that a more expensive bottle.
But having said this de icer did the job and cleared the ice off my car.
I did not notice a strong smell which is a plus point as many other de - icers do have a chemical smell which can be off putting.
Overall a fair de - icer for cars.
This de-icer is good if you only have a little bit of ice on your windows, as you might have to scrape more off rather than using the de-icer! After spraying my whole car with this on an icy morning there was hardly any left! The cans are more effective than the spray as you can just hold the can spray down and it will continue to flow as for the spray you have to keep pressing it and it needs to be sprayed more than once in one place to get the ice off! Even after using my window wipers for a while that got the majority off than the de-icer! Only use it on a little frosty morning because you'll find it more helpful than having to use the whole bottle on a bad winters morning. I would'nt reccommend this for anyone in frosty places as you'll use the whole bottle.
When we had that cold spell a couple of weeks ago I had to buy an emergency bottle of de icer as I did have any in my car. I bought it to use on the following morning when the car was quite iced up. I chose this bottle as I preferred the trigger design to the aerosol one. I hate having to hold the aerosol so this seemed like a good solution.
==Price and availability==
The cost of the de icer is £1.50 and the bottle is 500ml.
==Description and directions==
The de icer is blue and smells strongly. It is designed to be used in temperatures that are above -5 degrees. The bottle has a large trigger that gives quite a good burst of liquid. The spray needs a few moments of time to work its magic but then it should start dissolving the ice and allow you to see out of your windscreen and avoid all the frustrating scraping. The bottle can be stored in the car so it is already there for your next use. I would say that this bottle should last quite a while as it takes a lot for the bottle to run out. If you hold the spray around 30 cm from the windscreen and spray you will find that you cover a large part of the glass with minimal sprays. Some areas may need a more concentrated blast though.
I used this a few weeks ago and I found it quite successful but on one morning when the temperature was minus 3, the spray started refreezing which was a pain and meant that I had to scrape the ice and frozen de icer off! Overall though, this is much easier than doing it without the spray. I spray the windscreen fully and then spray the windscreen wipers, I then get inside the car and after a few moments I can use the wipers to swill off the rest of the ice. It really is quite a successful product as long as it is not too cold. On the bad weather week in question the temperatures were averaging out at -1 and minus 2 so it was quite good. On the one day that it was minus 3 though it made life a lot harder and I was cursing it!
De-Icer Spray 500ml