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Make Windshield less foggy

Discussion in 'How to' started by Aspak, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. Aspak

    Aspak New Member

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    If you have problems with condensation on your windshield the best cure that I have found out so far is to clean it with lemon.. ( fruit ) ;)
    Just buy some, slice them in half and get to it. Afterwards clean up with dry cloth and you are good to go..
    As a smoker I know this helps also in reducing cigarette smell from your car ;)
     
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  2. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    I haven't tried that one before. Thanks.

    James
     
  3. SeanLogn

    SeanLogn New Member

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    I have never heard that one before I may have to give it a go. Another glass cure I have heard is to split a potato in half and rub it on your freshly cleaned window. It is supposed to act as a replacement for rain-x, helping the water bead up and slide off the window. I will give this a try when the streets in my city are cleaned and I wash my car. I will try to post my results after I try it.
     
  4. Narnia

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    I used to just splash it with water, but then after a few days, the trick won't work. It is clear in the beginning but will be foggy again in less time. As an experiment, I used my glass cleaner--the one that I use in the bathroom's mirror--and sprayed some in the windshield and dried it with a soft and dry cloth after. It worked! I am really satisfied with it.

    Our bathroom mirror gets foggy too, especially when we use hot shower, and I remember that our glass cleaner that has an anti-fog property lessens the fog build up and that is what I remember to use in the windshield. I thought, if it is effective in our bathroom mirror, it must be effective also in the windshield. And yes it is!
     
  5. Motorhead4000

    Motorhead4000 Member Founding Member

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    It was my dad who told me about using lemon so I am familiar with that one. It also has the added benefit of making your car smell nice too, and more potent than my air fresheners that's for sure. ;)
     
  6. rashidckk

    rashidckk Member Founding Member

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    One of my friends told me to try washing with the tooth paste, I haven't tried though. I like your tip especially because of the second factor you given.
     
  7. Motorhead4000

    Motorhead4000 Member Founding Member

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    That's interesting, I've not heard of that one before. Wouldn't it just smear all over the window though? I can see why it might work but I think it would be quite messy too!
     
  8. BigBigFan

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    I have a feeling some lemons, especially the human engineered kind, might leave a streak when the weather gets cold out? I just crank up the fan and set it to windshield only for a few seconds and it clears up really quickly.
     
  9. kdlt

    kdlt New Member

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    When I first opened this, I thought it was going to be about fog caused by the heater being on inside and cold weather outside. But this is great advice! I get this problem in my Olds sometimes (probably because it is quite old.) I'm going to try using a lemon the next time this happens. And if anyone has any advice for the cold/hot type of fog, I'd like to read that too!
     
  10. kidensika

    kidensika New Member

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    Using tooth paste works well. Just get a cloth and put some paste on it and then wipe your screen with it. Once its there wipe it off with a wet/dry cloth. Then you will notice the next time you are in a foggy situation, your screen will not be so. It will be extremely clear.
     
  11. mansawalta

    mansawalta New Member Top Thread

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    I usually just use the car Air con and set the fans to blow on the screen. I generally do not have any trouble with that, except maybe when the car is starting up it takes a few seconds for it to get going. I will however try some of the tips here, they sound good.
     
  12. Sabrehawk

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    Toothpaste is a pretty old trick; it's been used for a long time in SCUBA mask lenses. The toothpaste essentially leaves a film that repels the moisture that fogs the window. Apparently it's possible to use shaving cream the same way, too.
     
  13. twistedyees87

    twistedyees87 New Member

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    Use a lemon? Wow, I love the unique idea. I will give this a shot next time. Thanks so much for the idea!
     
  14. Nub_Cannon

    Nub_Cannon Member Founding Member

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    I've been looking for a way to get rid of the condensation, I will give this a shot. Hopefully it works for me!
     
  15. Rivethead

    Rivethead Active Member Founding Member

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    This one is a new to me too, but its certainly worth a shot. This time of year, there is a lot of fog inside the cab. Thanks for the tip.
     
  16. Nub_Cannon

    Nub_Cannon Member Founding Member

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    I was in a rush this morning but I wish I had tried this out, so incredibly foggy, just my luck eh.
     
  17. ashishkashyap25

    ashishkashyap25 New Member

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    Well that sounds interesting, I am definitely going to try this.

    But whats the logic behind that, is there any chemical effect out there and is it safe for the glass.
     
  18. justusforus

    justusforus Member Founding Member

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    I am getting up from my keyboard and walking out with the lemons now. And it makes the car smell better ...what a bonus.

    I think some people were talking "apples and oranges" of lemons here as the case may be. I was not sure on some of the other suggestions if they meant use the _____whatever on the inside, the outside or both! So off I go with lemons because I am sure you meant the car would smell better INSIDE!
     
  19. rosa

    rosa Active Member Top Contributor

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    I've only seen foggy windows here when it's raining and the air condition is off. As soon as you get the air condition running the fog usually goes away. Still it's good to have all the information necessary as you may actually need it one day.
     
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