Window Cleaning and fog prevention?

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Window Cleaning and fog prevention?

Postby sr20deTsomeday118 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:43 am

ok guys, i need some help finding something that will keep the fog down on my windows along with something that is just really good at cleaning windows, im tired of not seeing out of them when i really need them...aka highway driving...

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Re: Window Cleaning and fog prevention? (sr20deTsomeday118)

Postby khooper » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:41 pm

clean the window good - use windshield washer fluid and paper towels - I know this helps alot with the rear defroster working so it may help with the windshield to also you may want to try some fog-x - that may help with the moisture on the inside and the less moisture there is means the less there is to freezealso after the windshield has defrosted turn off the defroster - put it on vent or floor - keeping the windshield warm before you park it may cause more condensation.

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Re: Window Cleaning and fog prevention? (khooper)

Postby ACoupe » Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:11 am

I had a lot of trouble with "vinyl fog" when I first bought my G35 Coupe.I use Stoner Invisible Glass and after about 3 months I had no more vinyl fog.

Stoner really works nicely and is easy-on easy-off.

I've also heard of people using an alcohol/water mix with newspaper instead of paper towel.

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Re: Window Cleaning and fog prevention? (ACoupe)

Postby nothing » Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:21 am

For fog prevention you can try putting some shaving cream on the glass and then wiping it clean. It works perfect in the bathroom mirror so I assume it will also work in auto glass.

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Re: Window Cleaning and fog prevention? (sr20deTsomeday118)

Postby morsecode » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:01 pm

I've heard that shaving cream does the trick, though I've never done it myself.

Basically, I just keep the windows clean by wiping it down every two weeks with glass cleaner.

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Re: Window Cleaning and fog prevention? (khooper)

Postby AlvinJohnson » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:45 pm

Mix soap, vinegar, lemon and a little water in a spray bottle and keep it in your car. Next time you find yourself in a similar situation, squirt the compound on your windshield and let the wiper go. This is very effective even for your home. What's more, you don't have to pay for a car wash.

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Re: Window Cleaning and fog prevention?

Postby D-Unit121 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:43 pm

i find that turtle wax ice synthetic class cleaner workes very good. its tint safe and has a bulit in rain deflector in it. but its kinda pricey. u could always use good old dolar store windex and add some white viniger. clean it 2x. use newspaper first because newspaper can act as a window claybar. then wash again and use a microfiber so u dont have streaks

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Re: Window Cleaning and fog prevention?

Postby kansascity » Sun May 30, 2010 2:03 am

water and glass cleaner can be options.But the best idea will be to use windshield washer fluid and paper towels.

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Re: Window Cleaning and fog prevention?

Postby diane21 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:17 pm

I use Stoners Invisible Glass and 2 microfiber towels, one for cleaning and one for buffing. I try to clean the windshield before cleaning the dash so the over-spray doesn't ruin my vinyl/plastic protect-ant. :bigthumb:

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Re: Window Cleaning and fog prevention?

Postby One Crazy Max » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:51 pm

the best way to clean the windows, and its been working for me for years, and i use this route everytime i clean a car.

1. Take about 2 teaspoons of dish soap and put it in a bucket
2. Run hot water on the soap to dissolve it
3. After the soap is dissolve, fill the bucket 1/2 way with hot water, not scalding hot, but hot enough where you can put your hand inside and not burn yourself
4. Get a microfiber cloth, dip it in the bucket, and wipe down one window at a time
5. while window is still damp, take a clean microfiber towel, and wipe window dry
6. you should have no streaks after this is done, your windows will be clean, and should not fog up as bad as if it werent clean.

your windows will fog up if there is enough condesation in the car, but taking this route will help it defog faster than other times. make sure when you are defogging windows, you dont try to wipe it off, or open them. the correct way to do it would be to put your climate control on the defogger mode, set it to bring in air from outside, and make sure your A/C is on, and depending on the weather outside, set your climate control accordingly.

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Re: Window Cleaning and fog prevention?

Postby vikismith » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:56 am

I think you should use good window cleaning liquid and paper for cleaning window. Just apply window cleaning liquid and water on windows and rub it with paper. But you must be choosing a good cleaning product.

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Re: Window Cleaning and fog prevention?

Postby pauldavies9983 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:19 am

Window cleaning and fog prevention is very necessary for maintain the window clean from fog. It is beneficial from:

1. It improves visibility in rain
2. Prevents fogging of mirrors
3. Saves time waiting for DE-misting
4. Removes stains, insects, grease, water marks, dust, etc
5. Suitable for inside & outside of glass[/list]

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Re: Window Cleaning and fog prevention?

Postby bigbadberry3 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:46 am

1/3 white vinegar
2/3 water

Mix in a spray bottle and apply in a mist.

Use a microfibre glove or cloth!

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Re: Window Cleaning and fog prevention?

Postby Heytheremr2 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:15 am

I use Rainx antifog, and so long as you don't put too much, and rub in well, it helps a lot.

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