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Old 18-10-2018, 09:31 AM   #1
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Windscreen mist

Now the weather temps have dropped, the inside windscreen of my car is fogged up when I get in. Using the demister (just AC, no heated windscreen sadly) it can take 10-15 minutes to fully clear. I've hated using demister pads because they leave marks that are visible when it fogs up again a few minutes down the road.

Any clever suggestions?
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Old 18-10-2018, 09:43 AM   #2
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its due to condensation in your car, ie water mist in the air. You could try putting some cat litter (no joke) in a small breathable bag under a seat or something. That will soak up the moisture and reduce it, although I don't think you'll ever stop it completely.
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Old 18-10-2018, 09:58 AM   #3
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Now the weather temps have dropped, the inside windscreen of my car is fogged up when I get in. Using the demister (just AC, no heated windscreen sadly) it can take 10-15 minutes to fully clear. I've hated using demister pads because they leave marks that are visible when it fogs up again a few minutes down the road.

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Try not to have your heating on hot in the evening when driving home, as you will get condensation when the temp drops at night.

Maybe try some dehumidifier device from Wilko at night?
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"Pingi" car dehumidifier is the best one i've used, they're about £5 in tesco currently, or readily available on ebay.

it absorbs the moisture like the cat litter idea but it has a "spot" that changes colour when it's "full" when that happens you bang it in the microwve and zap it back to new
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Surely even if the car is moisture free then as soon as you get in the car will mist up from your breath.
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Old 18-10-2018, 10:22 AM   #6
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its due to condensation in your car, ie water mist in the air. You could try putting some cat litter (no joke) in a small breathable bag under a seat or something. That will soak up the moisture and reduce it, although I don't think you'll ever stop it completely.

I use a similar version to this using calcium chloride (on eBay for £5 for 1kg). Get a Tupperware type container, punch a few holes in the top and put a small amount of the crystals in the pot. It needs changing every few weeks (maybe sooner if your car is very misty) but one bag should last for a couple of months.


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I found that leaving the window open just a bit when driving helped, I have wind deflectors so I can open it a bit without getting rain and wind blowing in, it realy does make a difference,
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"Pingi" car dehumidifier
I did have something similar that I bought from Amazon and had a little indicator window. It was reusable (ie you could dry it out in an oven). Not sure where it went.

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I found that leaving the window open just a bit when driving helped, I have wind deflectors so I can open it a bit without getting rain and wind blowing in, it realy does make a difference,
Driving home in the evenings - it's cold and wet these days so I have the AC on and the windows shut. I guess for the last mile of the journey, I could have the windows open and AC off and see what happens. I'll give it a go tonight.
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[/QUOTE]Driving home in the evenings - it's cold and wet these days so I have the AC on and the windows shut. I guess for the last mile of the journey, I could have the windows open and AC off and see what happens. I'll give it a go tonight.[/QUOTE]

Wind deflectors stop cold air coming in and stop rain coming in, I often in the summer time leave the windows open just a crack, you cant see it from the outside and it lets the car breath and no rain comes in, great way to vent the car, they are very practical and are intended for just what you need
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"Pingi" car dehumidifier is the best one i've used, they're about £5 in tesco currently, or readily available on ebay.

it absorbs the moisture like the cat litter idea but it has a "spot" that changes colour when it's "full" when that happens you bang it in the microwve and zap it back to new


Where do you put it in the car? And how effective was it?

Also, has anyone used those glass treatments that are meant to stop fogging?


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