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  1. #1 Is there a material ice will not stick to? 
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    Quick question:

    Does anyone know a material that ice doesn't stick to? Does silicone or rubber do the trick?

    Thanks.


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    Virtually any hydrophobic surface should prevent ice sticking-silicone, teflon
    polyethylene, greas/oil>>>>>>>>>>


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    Any non-porous solid.
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    Not so Drowsy, anything with a low surface energy that water will wet , ice will stick.
    Ever have to scrape ice off your car?
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    Ah, sorry. I was thinking of solid ice coming into contact with the material, rather than freezing in situ.
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    Errr ice won't stick to most things, cept my woolly jumpers, whenever it snows I look like Frosty!


    assuming you mean what will ice not form on anything water can't stick to, which pretty much limits you to hydrophobic stuff like oil
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