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Old 12-23-2011, 06:04 PM   #43 (permalink)
Ken Fry
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post

Here's an easily implemented and very efficient heating solution: motorcycle heated vests. Put them on under your winter coat, and plug it in -- it heats your torso directly.

The defroster is more of a challenge...
Good suggestions. Hard to beat the efficiency of the vest. An update on car blankets (from the 1930's) would be interesting: throw one over you lap, and plug in for a heat boost.

Instaclear was the trademark for the windshield heat. Never caught on all that well here, but it is still offered in Europe. Early ones were conductive film, later ones tiny embedded wires. Apparently it interferes with radio signals, so EZ Pass (drive-through tolls) and some similar things don't work as well.
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