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Old 09-01-2018, 11:03 AM   #11
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Poundland do hanging damp trap called "Damprid" It's meant for cupboards but you can hang it off your rear view mirror when you leave the car and it should absorb moisture in the air and stop it settling on the windscreen.
I keep one in my centre cubby and stick it on the mirror when I leave the car for a few days.
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Old 09-01-2018, 11:48 AM   #12
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Poundland do hanging damp trap called "Damprid" It's meant for cupboards but you can hang it off your rear view mirror when you leave the car and it should absorb moisture in the air and stop it settling on the windscreen.
I keep one in my centre cubby and stick it on the mirror when I leave the car for a few days.

I do this and its surprising how much moisture their is in a seemingly dry car.

An alternative is to by a bag of silica crystal cat litter and make your own damp trap, loads of instructions out their for silica crystal dehumidifiers
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If it's mist I wouldn't be concerned.

If it's ice to the point that you get water droplets on the inside of the windscreen you need to take action quickly.

Large quantities of water condensing on the inside of the windscreen generally means you have water ingress somewhere.

Priority 1
Feel under carpets and check all the lowest points of the car, footwells & wheel well, plus side bins in boot.

Priority 2
DO NOT let water drip/dribble down the windscreen as it thaws/heats. I can't emphasize this enough. Water will drip down the back of your dashboard which is rammed with sensitive electrics. Use a towel or microfibre to catch any drips.

Priority 3
Fix the leak ASAP. High humidity in the car will corrode electrical components, particularly contact switches, even if no water comes into contact with the component. It will get very expensive very quickly.

Priority 4
If it's been happening for a while or there is a lot of water sell it or burn it.
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Old 09-01-2018, 02:09 PM   #14
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Had the same problem before bought 4 dehumidifiers, 2 placed in front, 2 in back consoles, used rain x in the inside and a foggy/frosted inside windscreen is a thing of the past
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