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Unread 05-14-2004, 03:46 PM   #1
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Soft Window Fog tricks?

I was wondering if there are any secrets on how to keep the windows from fogging up on the soft top. Most days its fine, but on a humid or rainy day they just turn completely fog white from moisture and such. The only clean window is the windshield, and the side windows if i wipe them off. any tricks that can help? I am a big fan of being able to see cars out of any of the rear three windows...

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Unread 05-14-2004, 04:16 PM   #2
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Doesn't the defroster work? Mine will clear all windows in just a few minutes.....
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Unread 05-14-2004, 04:24 PM   #3
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i use that armour all fog wipes or whatever it is, works good
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Unread 05-14-2004, 04:45 PM   #4
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Defrost clears 'em in seconds for me. Make sure the insides of the windows are fairly clean, if not it takes a lot mroe to clear 'em. Wonder if it makes a difference since I have A/C. The compressor runs on deforst mode to remove condensation....never though what what happens with non A/C cars...umm have to look at my buddies jeep tonight.
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Unread 05-14-2004, 06:50 PM   #5
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I do have A/C, but even with defrost on high it still never completely defogs. I'll try those armor all wipes, once i get to the store to pick some up. I heard that toothpaste or shampoo can work as well, but i wasn't sure (scuba diver trick i think). just thought i'd get some feedback from the board
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Unread 05-14-2004, 09:23 PM   #6
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I do have A/C, but even with defrost on high it still never completely defogs. I'll try those armor all wipes, once i get to the store to pick some up. I heard that toothpaste or shampoo can work as well, but i wasn't sure (scuba diver trick i think). just thought i'd get some feedback from the board
DON'T use toothpaste! Alot of toothpaste has an abrasive in it (like pumice) and will haze your windows.....a trick used for ski goggles is a light coating of dish detergent.....put a little on a rag and smear a very light coating on the window (make sure window is clean first so you you don't pick up dirt with rag and scrape it across your window). Also there is a special formula called "Cat Crap" (yes that's right) that skiers use in their goggles to keep them from steaming up....I believe you can get it at Campmor (Campmor.com).... it works really good (I use it winter hiking on my glacier goggles) but I thing the soap trick should do you fine. It's cheaper too
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Unread 05-14-2004, 10:20 PM   #7
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the problem is dew point is met at the windows.....the solution is defrost for the front window and if your trying to get the back windows then use max a/c to drop the relative humidity in the vehicle so there is not as much moisture in the air to condense on the windows.....equalizing temp. with the windows down will help some too if you dont want to use max a/c but the a/c will work the best.....
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thanks for all teh replies, i'll try the tricks out soon such as use A/c and all to lower humidity. i knew there was a reason campmor sends me magazines in excess...i'll check out "cat crap" from there...but will most likely fall back on the soap technique.
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Unread 05-15-2004, 01:03 AM   #9
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If you are into diver's tricks, try spitting on them. It'll at least be better than toothpaste, and I know for a fact it works on dive masks.
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Unread 05-15-2004, 01:15 AM   #10
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if you do the cat crap idea you have to use the old stuff... anything still warm will surely just fog'm up more.
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Unread 05-15-2004, 09:25 AM   #11
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Now I tried the "Cat Crap"...but it just clumped away and formed litter critters in the back of my tub. Now I need a way to find a way soften it up!
But it all seriousness, next time i get a free minute i will clean my windows thoroughly and use the soap technique
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Unread 05-15-2004, 09:56 PM   #12
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Now I tried the "Cat Crap"...but it just clumped away and formed litter critters in the back of my tub. Now I need a way to find a way soften it up!
But it all seriousness, next time i get a free minute i will clean my windows thoroughly and use the soap technique
Your defroster is working correctly? I had a broken air door in the Cherokee; it made lots of noise when you set it to defrost, but the air wasn't getting to the windshield.
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