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Question car window's steam up

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by wizard1963uk, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. wizard1963uk

    wizard1963uk Donator

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    anyone got any good tips for stopping my car windows from steaming up if i leave it to stand for say 10 mins they steam up even when i'm driving after its warm inside if i turn the heater of they steam up

    ATB
    terry
     
  2. Evolve82

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    Try a tray of water absorbing crystals in the footwell. Also dry out anything inside will help.
     
  3. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Stop breathing?
     
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    warm air holds more moisture than cold , so when warm all your breath dampens it. as it cools down it condenses....I occasionally crack top of drivers window by half inch to let damp air out ( just remember to close when locking up)
     
  5. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    have you got wet carpets? maybe a leak in the footwell?
     
  6. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Spray them with wd40 then wipe of with a microfiber cloth.

    It works on the bathroom mirror:)
     
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    what sort of motor is it? age ect may help...

    lots of problems with water in landrovers...

    rust holes in the floor are there to let the water out that leaks in through the roof....
     
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    Leave your fan and heater on just enough to stop it.
     
  9. SteveO

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    Could be -

    Water in the carpets/damaged door seals/bulkhead seal

    water in the fan motor well

    leaking heater matrix

    moisture from breathing

    Turn the fan up hard on cold and aircon and it will clear quicker than hot air.

    Happens everyday in our Peugeot van, it has 5hit heaters and even worse aircon.

    I just bought a whole ten pack of those sponge chamois wiper things to keep it clear.

    Ps. Open the bonnet and make sure you have no water built up in the bulkhead area, tree leaves and bits of organic debris can build up and often block the weep tubes causing you to blow water straight into the fan system.
     
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  10. edtwozeronine

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    My first Fiesta had that problem, one of the late 80s ones with cardboard doors. I borrowed my grandmothers dehumidifier (her house was suffering from damp) and put it in the car for 3-4 hours with the windows closed. After that it didn't steam up for about a month. It was amazing how much water was in the collection draw when the process was finished.
     
  11. andy draper

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    Have a quick search on here,I remember a thread about scopes misting up,and there were a few products mentioned,pretty sure it would work for windows as well.
    andy.
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    I do remember my window's steaming up regularly in my Ford Capri ,none of the above was my problem 'LOVE them Essex girls ':whoo:
     
  13. essex sniper

    essex sniper Banned

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    Tell ur bird to stop the heavy breathing or turn the air con on that will clear em atb
     
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    Yeah, and make sure you wipe the foot prints off the screen before you move off ... ;)
     
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    Check all carpets for damp especially ones in the foot well. If you have ever had a windscreen replacement it could be leaking slightly letting in water. Majority of time it's a interior leak that causes excessive steaming up.
     
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    You don't say what car you've got, but this time of year with wet carpets etc misting can be a real problem, if you have A/C fitted then turn the A/C on, turn the air intake to recirculate and turn the heater to hot, the A/C system will pull the air through the receiver dryer fitted to the system and dry the moisture that trapped within the car. Tends not to happen to cars fitted with climate control as the system is running all the time.

    It's a common misconception that A/C is only for cooling but the clue is in the name...... Air Conditioning.
     
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    make sure that the heater control is open aswell, if its on recirc it keeps moisture ridden air in the cab and will condense straight away.
     
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    That's what I was thinking as well. It's a 2 way lever that has to be set on flow from outside the car.
     
  19. David M

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    Like Elky said, if your car has airconditioning, keep it topped up and use it all year round for a mist free car. My car has climate control and I enjoyed mist free driving this past 12 years until the system packed up in November and is not economically viable to repair now. This Winter I've suffered misting windows for the first time since owning the car. I control it by keeping warm air divided between the screen and footwell with the fan on No. 2 of 5 speeds. I do still get condensation on the inside of the windscreen if I park the car for a length of time facing any sun, park with the rear window to the sun and the windscreen will be clear when you return to it...:up:
     
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    Second that damp air will condensate on the ice cold evaporator and drip into collection tray and through drain pipe in the bottom of the car. One thing to remember is to check that the drain pipe is clear or moisture will collect in the tray and go stagnant.
     

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