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Old 03-03-2009, 09:33 PM   #1
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Default what to use to prevent fog on inside of the windshield

Im looking for a product to use on the inside of my windshield to prevent it from fogging up. It's the first race weekend of the year this weekend, and it looks like rain is on the schedule.
what do you guys use?
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:44 PM   #2
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:46 PM   #3
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fog-x. same company that makes rain-x I believe.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:44 PM   #4
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the window defroster
mine isnt working so hot, and I dont know if I have time to pull the dash out and fix whatever is wrong with it

thanks 06WRXturbo
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:02 PM   #5
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Of course run the AC + heat through your Defroster ... if you still have your AC
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:27 AM   #6
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I don't have heat or AC. I will try fogX on the lexan and let everyone know how it goes.

I am working on a setup that will at least blow some air across the inside of the windshield if needed.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:13 AM   #7
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Since you have a crappy defrosted, my advice is to keep yourself as dry as possible before getting into the car. Lots of moisture comes in from a damp set of race pyjamas and a warm body inside the race car. Have a crew member help keep you under an umbrella as much as possible and consciously work to keep as much water out of the car before hitting the start line.

Ghetto rig in a really cheap hairdryer and AC inverter? I am sure crazier things have been done.....
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:43 AM   #8
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It's also important to keep the inside windshield CLEAN.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:48 AM   #9
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We had a tremendous problem with windshield fogging last weekend at 100 Acre Wood rally. We finally got some relief with Rain X antifog and by leaving the windows open slightly.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:29 AM   #10
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Rag on a stick.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:01 AM   #11
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I know Dunk put a cool suit fan in the top of his dash to blow fresh air on the windshield. Not sure if he's had time to use it but it seems like it would work.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:08 PM   #12
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Yeah, try some anti-fog.

Are you fogging up when it is not raining also? or are just worried if it rains this weekend?

Are you still going to make it to the SCCA race this weekend? I saw Rob was doing some repairs to your cage.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:25 PM   #13
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Im hoping to make the weekend this week. we'll see if that happens. Im not getting any fogging as of now, but if it rains there's a good chance that I will have a problem. Im try the fog-x and see how that works. If not, its rag on a stick haha
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:24 PM   #14
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where and when are you racing?
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:28 PM   #15
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where and when are you racing?
first regional this weekend at PIR. The event at Pacific is an enduro. no thanks
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:45 PM   #16
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Im hoping to make the weekend this week. we'll see if that happens. Im not getting any fogging as of now, but if it rains there's a good chance that I will have a problem. Im try the fog-x and see how that works. If not, its rag on a stick haha
Maybe re-mount the wipers on the inside of the windshield
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:30 PM   #17
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Ive heard soap (i.e. bar soap) works as well.
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:44 PM   #18
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Rag on a stick.
aka: Wipey Stick...as per Gary...
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:02 PM   #19
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Ive heard soap (i.e. bar soap) works as well.
How does that work?
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:10 PM   #20
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Ive heard soap (i.e. bar soap) works as well.
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How does that work?

^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-fog
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:31 PM   #21
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:45 PM   #22
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Just drive faster.

I've only had a problem with fog when sitting waiting for a stage to start.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:57 PM   #23
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They make aniti-fog for the inside of swimming goggles, works for me while smimming, never tried it on a windshield
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:26 PM   #24
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They make aniti-fog for the inside of swimming goggles, works for me while smimming, never tried it on a windshield
I might be swimming this weekend at PIR so Il have to check that out
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Dish soap works better than anything else I've ever tried and wasted money on.
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