Thermal Windscreen Protector £2.99 @Lidl Ideal for late rising winter slouches & slatterns (me)
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Thermal Windscreen Protector £2.99 @Lidl Ideal for late rising winter slouches & slatterns (me)

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Found 18th Oct 2013
Good long door trapping points to make it really "quick fix"

good for late rising slatternly types who want to minimise faff ing around with ice crust build up on a winters morning, not a cure all for ice, but helps somewhat & about as pricey as a winter can of de-icer!

Prevents ice on windscreen in winter and reduces heat build-up in the summer
Durable, with aluminium coating and reinforced edge
Temperature-resistant from (°C): -50 to +70

I'd also recommend these as cheap heat retainers for sticking over a dog cage (or draped to keep general draughts out & reflect some heat, we als use one on our bird cage (it's reflective thermal after all) ..part draped over the winter rad we use to keep the old fella warm it vents low wattage heat towards him, cheaper than heating a whole room.

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Hot just for the use of the word "slattern"(!)

cardboard also does the trick - flatten a box and equally impressive.

jezzery

cardboard also does the trick - flatten a box and equally impressive.



Not so impressive when the temperature unexpectedly rises overnight and the predicted snow turns out to be rain

Are these actually useful? Every year I say I will buy one but have never got round to it. I did read a comment somewhere that they aren't much fun if they freeze onto the windscreen.

If you're a REAL slattern (like me) you just wait for the sun to come up

might need to wear one if fuel prices continue to rise.

I hear this guy bought one for other reasons ...

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x3/mr_yosh/5284bf52ce04eb15ae49eecf57cd7d57_zpsb2c76fd8.jpg

I used one of these last winter, bargain at the current price.
amazon.co.uk/Sak…ver

I'll just turn on my heated windscreen

this stuff is just amazing... a must buy for winter

Good if you dont live on a council estate, little **** would probably steal it and sell it for skag money

speric07

I hear this guy bought one for other reasons ...


Lmao wonder why?

Hpi_matrix

Good if you dont live on a council estate, little **** would probably … Good if you dont live on a council estate, little **** would probably steal it and sell it for skag money



I think even if your not on a council estate things like this are a bad idea, they just attract attention to your car as its something different .

toonarmani

I'll just turn on my heated windscreen


You just pay every day in petrol instead.

I bought one of these last year. It's not bad, but it has ripped - the elastic stretched a fair bit too. That said, it was invaluable during frosty mornings - but do remember to put your windscreen wipers up to help stop it blowing away, or lifting up, even when shut in the car door.

It can also be used inside the car in summer, reflecting the heat away from the screen.

I'm going to pay a bit more this year and get something else, but for the price I would recommend it if you don't mind doing a little of scraping once it's off. I didn't have the problem with it sticking to the screen.

pibpob

You just pay every day in petrol instead.



I don't mind, keeps me warm and toasty and I don't get covered clearing one of these out the way

Plus what some people fail to think about is you've got to put one of these covers somewhere when you're ready to drive off. So you've either got to clear in front of your garage, or for those that don't have a garage you have to find a home for it, and you won't want it in the house as it'll leave a big puddle when it dries out.... You won't want it in the boot either as it'll take up space and also have the same puddle problem.

Once you've taken off the frosted sheet where do you store it then? I pressume you just stick it in the boot to melt water onto everything?

edit: toonarmani beat me to it.
Edited by: "paulj48" 18th Oct 2013

Just to highlight that this item is not available until Thursday, October 24.

paulj48

Once you've taken off the frosted sheet where do you store it then? I … Once you've taken off the frosted sheet where do you store it then? I pressume you just stick it in the boot to melt water onto everything?edit: toonarmani beat me to it.



I always give mine a quick shake before putting it away. Of course you do get the odd drop but not too bad!! oO

toonarmani

I don't mind, keeps me warm and toasty and I don't get covered clearing … I don't mind, keeps me warm and toasty and I don't get covered clearing one of these out the way :)Plus what some people fail to think about is you've got to put one of these covers somewhere when you're ready to drive off. So you've either got to clear in front of your garage, or for those that don't have a garage you have to find a home for it, and you won't want it in the house as it'll leave a big puddle when it dries out.... You won't want it in the boot either as it'll take up space and also have the same puddle problem.


Fine - you pays your money and sit there waiting for the heater to do its job, and you takes your choice.

AD959

I always give mine a quick shake before putting it away. Of course you do … I always give mine a quick shake before putting it away. Of course you do get the odd drop but not too bad!! oO



Good advice not just for snow sheets

Nothing like logging into HUKD to find **** that you didn't know you needed!
HEAT for something that protects against the cold > MINDBLOWN.

Original Poster

& tomorrow we'll be listing a water absorbing boot liner for those who worry about ickle bits of water (probably more watery crud & moisture on your feet trodden into the drivers footwell than you'd care to imagine. metal box & condensate sorta thing, ..not that I go round feeling up bits of car upholstery , though I imagine that bloke in the mask does) oO

Bought one of these last year, I highly recommend it.

Bought one last year & it ripped
Very poor quality
Pay the extra money & shop around

I find one of these is usually better....

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Concrete-Sectional-Pre-Fab-Garage-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/1-8AAOxyWt5SWpkK/$T2eC16FHJHgFFmFJh(wyBSWpkKNLQ!~~60_58.JPG

Better for what ? too narrow to get a car in as you know yourself because of the debris in front of the door ............
Edited by: "siadwel" 18th Oct 2013

........unless you have one of these


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I let my driver worry about such tiresome trivia

Beware, we bought this same one last year from Lidl, they tear quite easily and if its slightly breezy they are difficult to fit tight to the windscreen. As you close the door you need to have your fingers quite close to where it grips. Its ok on a calm day though. Not voted because its cheap but not long lasting.

Bought one last year, great price and does the job, the 'ear ' that goes in the window to hold it down tears very easily.

Original Poster

supertramp7

Bought one last year, great price and does the job, the 'ear ' that goes … Bought one last year, great price and does the job, the 'ear ' that goes in the window to hold it down tears very easily.



Bit of duct tape possibly? ..think they have a promo on that currently too, helps line up with maximum tautness.

MR GUS

Bit of duct tape possibly? ..think they have a promo on that currently … Bit of duct tape possibly? ..think they have a promo on that currently too, helps line up with maximum tautness.


Good idea but I think I have now lost the 'door trapping point' mine now only has one very sad.

FriesWithThat

I find one of these is usually better....


Where can you find one of those for £2.99?

thirdorder

Hot just for the use of the word "slattern"(!)



HOT

How about slubberdegullions?!

Codify

Where can you find one of those for £2.99?



Even cheaper at £0.99....

ebay.co.uk/itm…557

I bought one on offer last year, and I have just returned it to my car boot ready to use for the winter.

Would highly recommend.

FriesWithThat

Even cheaper at … Even cheaper at £0.99....http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marley-Sectional-Concrete-Garage-To-Dismantle-And-Collect-/300933979529?pt=UK_BOI_Containers_Pre_Fab_Buildings_ET&hash=item4611101d89&nma=true&si=E2vYu6uSQVP3cv4vUv9qYepALk4%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557



99p for the garage, but how much to dispose of the disintegrating asbestos roof

I bought two of these yoke in lidl to cut up for the inside of my camper windows they are extremely flimsy as mentioned a couple of mm of polyethylene foam - think cheap laminate underlay divided by 2 or 3.
Edited by: "padaddy" 19th Oct 2013

I got one last year- it ripped but I just sewed it back together and it was great on frosty mornings. Will probably pick up another this year, although they sold out very quickly last year
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