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Stop your windows from misting up.

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by obi_waynne, 6 December 2006.

  1. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Just been given a tip it will be quite good if it works. :eek:

    Smear shampoo over the inside windows and it will reduce or eliminate misting up. It works on mirrors as well apparently. (I don't own any shampoo so I'm going to knick my wifes and see if it works :? )
     
  2. trooper

    trooper Track Warrior

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    I take it you've a solar panel.....:lol:

    Let us know if it works.
     
  3. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Just a wee* bit too tall for my hair!

    *Notice the twang of Scottish thar lassie!
     
  4. trooper

    trooper Track Warrior

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    Your Scottish is getting better, nae be lang afore yur gid!
     
  5. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    It does work! I put half of my widows with new shampoo and half were left - the shampoo half did not mist up! (It does not have dandruff either!)

    I did only put a very light misting on and rubbed it well in and it seemed to work well!
     
  6. trooper

    trooper Track Warrior

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    Brilliant will need to try it.
     
  7. vr1066

    vr1066 Torque Junkie

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    just mentioned this to a few guys at work and they all agree it works.

    Would have been nice if they mentioned it to me. Nothing worse than all my windows steaming while ******* :p j/k
     
  8. dahat

    dahat Wrench Kid

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    nice one people.........my car is chronic for it..............have to use damn air con to clear it.....any particular brand of shampoo???
     
  9. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    I used some of my wifes Kerastase - at a few million quid per bottle so don't tell her :lol: I think most stuff should work ok as long as its not an all in one - conditioner can be a bit smearey!
     
  10. StevieDB9

    StevieDB9 Road Burner

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    have to try this on ma dads car, focus, apparently bad for steaming up
     
  11. wizzer

    wizzer Torque Junkie

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    Had this problem and did a search and turned this thread up. Hope you dont mind me bumping it. Good tip there.
     
  12. Loz

    Loz Torque King

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    EDIT: I never noticed the date, D'OH!


    I've got a mini dehumidifier I leave in the car when it's cold & wet, because I have a small leak I can't find at the moment, but I'll give this a go on the rear perspex windows. I was considering trying a Rainex type product on my rear window to see what effect that has. :)

    If anyone's car is suffering badly from steaming up, it could be worth having a peak under the carpets just in case you have a small leak too. But I admit four damp adults & a wet dog will give any car problems as well :D
     
    Last edited: 18 November 2008
  13. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC Professional

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    Holts does an anti mist product which works well. A/C has got to be the best option though
     
  14. prevtec

    prevtec Pro Tuner

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    ha ha mate, and you slagged me for using baby oil for shinig a dashboard

    before we all know it tc members will be putting make-up on their cars
    bit of mascara for the front headlights = better than any angel eyes conversion
    dangle earings of the wing mirrors
     
  15. prevtec

    prevtec Pro Tuner

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    yeah i agree, 10 seconds and its as clear as day
     
  16. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Don't you all do that already? I've got some nice hoop earrings for my mirrors.::lol: :
     
  17. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    HDI A/C doesn't work below 5 degrees - it needs a temperature difference or something.
     
  18. prevtec

    prevtec Pro Tuner

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    ha ha i can picture you and all
     
  19. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Thats wrong. Its Pimp my ride gone bad!
     
  20. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC Professional

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    It does, indeed, need a temperature differential other wise the evaporator would have to drop below zero degrees, thus icing it up and stopping airflow.

    As long as the condenser (the under bonnet a/c radiator) is at a higher temperature than the evaporator then is does work. Engine heat assists this. And simply running the system causes the condenser side to heat up above ambient. I can verify this as I've been driving a/c cars since 1997 and they all engage compressor and demist at sub zero temps
     

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