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Old 19-11-2019, 09:55 PM   #1
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Steamed up windscreen?

My Audi has the worst de-misting and takes the screen ages to de-mist in the morning. What product can I use to stop so much misting on these colder mornings
Was going to go for Rain X demist but see it gets a lot of bad reviews.
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Old 19-11-2019, 10:11 PM   #2
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Just double checking you haven’t got your climate control set to recirculate as that can cause misting up, also when was the last time your pollen/cabin filter was changed because if blocked it will limit air flow.

Failing that, something like this may be of help
https://shop.alienmagic.co.uk/anti-f...-sealant-200ml
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Old 19-11-2019, 10:19 PM   #3
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These can help

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pingi-LV2-A...MMKSEJGNK6P0NN
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Best to try and limit the cause of it first. My Audi is one of the worst cars for steaming up, simply because there's more dampness in the interior.

If you run a little electric heater in it for an hour with the windows down an inch it will dry it out lovely, and keep it from steaming up as much for a good few weeks. Just be sensible how you place it, I set a board of wood across the back seat to set it on securely and I only do it whilst I'm able to have the car in sight whilst its running, checking regularly.
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Old 19-11-2019, 11:37 PM   #5
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Wifey works for a large footwear retailer. Half a dozen small silica gel sachets placed on the dash at the end of each use make massive difference. They last for ages.The retailers normally throw them away. Worth asking any footwear retailers for any freebies.
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Old 19-11-2019, 11:41 PM   #6
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It's not the Audi that's got damp it's the interior, any car is susceptible to it if it's not properly sealed from the elements - likely causes on VAG cars is the foam between the rear lights and the bodywork.
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Its a good idea when you're five minutes from home to direct any hot air away from the interior of the screen with the controls and to the footwells.

It allows the interior of the screen to cool so that condensation doesn't form on the inside, over night when temperatures fall sharply.
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Cheap and easy cure would be to fill a sock with some cat litter and tie the end, chuck it onto the dash before you get out in the evening and it should absorb the moisture overnight.
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Does that cat litter absorb quick enough to prevent misting up? Never tried it myself but my van has constantly got 500l of water in the back of it so fogs up a lot in winter.
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Cheap and easy cure would be to fill a sock with some cat litter and tie the end, chuck it onto the dash before you get out in the evening and it should absorb the moisture overnight.

I’ve heard of this before, but never actually done it. Going to recommend to father in law as his motor is streaming up a bit now cold weathers here...
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