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demisting the windscreen

Postby james butler » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:28 am

has anyone got any products or recommendations to help prevent the windows steaming up and help demist quicker?
iv been looking at rainx quick clear stuff thats designed to go on the exterior but if applied to the interior surely it would assist clearing the windscreen by preventing the glass fogging up in the first place?
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Re: demisting the windscreen

Postby duggers » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:12 am

Putting it on the inside would likely cause it to form in droplets rather than keep it clear.
These cars have a propensity to be wet or at least damp somewhere inside so hence the misting.

Probably best to get something like this and leave it on the dashboard overnight
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Re: demisting the windscreen

Postby the edmundator » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:32 am

Keeping one or two of these in the car will keep humiditiy down a bit, which will help reduce condensation in the first place:

http://www.frost.co.uk/thomar-air-dry-dehumidifier-for-car.html - just noticed it's the same as Duggers posted. I use them in my cars that live in the garages as it helps stop mould forming on seats/steering wheels etc.

I think Rain-X basically causes beading, so you'd be more likely to end up with water droplets than a thin layer of condensation - I'm not sure that would be any better.

I had a 12V cigarette-lighter powered demister/heater in my air-cooled campervan. It was rubbish, so don't bother with those.


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Re: demisting the windscreen

Postby james butler » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:12 pm

cheers for the info chaps.
i think i will stick to the rag ive got stuffed in the door pocket.


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Re: demisting the windscreen

Postby scrumpyone » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:18 am

I use similar product to Ed & Duggers.

Keep one on the parcel shelf & pop one on the dash at night.


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Re: demisting the windscreen

Postby DJPremier » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:07 am

Ditto on the Thomar air dry. I have two that I rotate.one in the car for a week while the other drying on a heating rad. Makes a huge difference to airborne moisture levels. And my car lives outside ..


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Re: demisting the windscreen

Postby james butler » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:37 pm

i got 2 of those air dryer things from halfords yesterday
they were £10 each


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Re: demisting the windscreen

Postby Nate » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:07 pm

Keep the screen clean. Might sound daft, but does seem to make a difference


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