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Old 10-21-2004, 10:16 AM   #1
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My windshield fogs up A LOT. Only at night though, and its every night. Its like there's two 15 year old kids hooking up in my back seat! I'm constantly using my defrost. Anyone else have this problem?
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Old 10-21-2004, 10:18 AM   #2
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Me too. I've tried to play with all different setting on my defrost to make it stop. It's more annoying than anything.

Anybody know a fix???


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Old 10-21-2004, 10:18 AM   #3
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Did you set your a/c to fresh air?
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Old 10-21-2004, 10:18 AM   #4
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nope, but my lights fog up
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Old 10-21-2004, 10:19 AM   #5
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Did you set your a/c to fresh air?

I've tried both!!!

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Old 10-21-2004, 10:19 AM   #6
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Pull that little lever to "fresh air" so you don't recirculate cold damp air inside the car and fog up the glass.
Turn the a/c on and set the temperature to the warmer side and see if it helps.
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Old 10-21-2004, 10:42 AM   #7
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Keep windows clear - do the following:
keep your AC on
adjust the heat accordingly
keep the air flow on fresh air
clean your windows often

mine never fog up, even in the rally car
these tips will work

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Old 10-21-2004, 10:57 AM   #8
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The fresh air and ac control is the way to go. But if you are still having problems you can buy the anti fog thing that Rain-x makes. you can buy it at any auto store.
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Old 10-21-2004, 12:25 PM   #9
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The fresh air and ac control is the way to go. But if you are still having problems you can buy the anti fog thing that Rain-x makes. you can buy it at any auto store.
No don't use Rain-X inside your windshield. It gets worst.

Mix a tablespoon of vinegar with about 8 oz. tap water in a small squirt bottle. Then damp a wash cloth or paper towel and wipe all the windows. Dry it with a clean towel (microfiber works best). Do this once a week and you'll see good results.

If you're lazy then just turn on the climate control to Auto / AC on / 72 - 75 deg F (whichever suits you) and no fog.
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Old 10-21-2004, 01:04 PM   #10
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Everybody beat me to cealning your windshield.... It works very well at keeping fog down.

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Old 10-21-2004, 02:20 PM   #11
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also i noticed that cleaning a windshield with normal glass cleaner suxors. I got the worst fogging when i used windex and other stuff. finally I found a damp microfiber towel works the best. I haven't had fogging issues in months!
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Old 10-21-2004, 09:43 PM   #12
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rain-x anti fog worked good for me. everyonce in a while it may get a little fog but the vents clear it really quick.
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Old 10-21-2004, 10:12 PM   #13
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rain-x anti fog worked good for me. everyonce in a while it may get a little fog but the vents clear it really quick.
I've used both the liquid Rain-X anti-fog as well as the Rain-X wipes I use now. They keep the fog off fine...in fact I can usually tell where I didn't quite get in the corners because they'll fog up when the rest of the windshield doesn't.

However, simply using the wipes, as I do now, necessitates a cleaning with them about once every 1-2 weeks. Seems like the anti-fog solution tends to attract dirt. But since I keep them in my car, and find myself waiting at a RR track at least once a week, it isn't a big deal.

Cleaning the windshield is a good tip as well. I found that when I used the liquid Rain-X, it also left a residue (as do the wipes) that tended to collect dirt quickly and make the glass hazy. So after cleaning with glass cleaner (just about any cheap kind), I applied the Rain-X anti-fog with a cloth per the instructions. After several minutes of drying time, I'd take a soft, dry cloth, and buff the entire windshield again until there were no streaks showing.

That tended to yield the best results. No fog, and I could go for a month or more without the winshield getting dirty.

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I read somewhere on here also that using all those dash-shining products can also cause the windshield to fog up more quickly.
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Old 10-21-2004, 10:21 PM   #15
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and carry a canister of the Rain-X anti fogs wipes in the boot. You'll be glad you've got em.
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Keep windows clear - do the following:
keep your AC on
adjust the heat accordingly
keep the air flow on fresh air
clean your windows often

mine never fog up, even in the rally car
these tips will work

Jamie
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Oh noes!11!!!!11 I removed the AC.
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Old 10-22-2004, 09:46 AM   #17
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But if you are still having problems you can buy the anti fog thing that Rain-x makes. you can buy it at any auto store.

I've used and had good luck with their "anti-fog" product.

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