How to quickly remove inside condensation from the windows

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How to quickly remove inside condensation from the windows

Post by Vespa » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:41 am

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Re: How to quickly remove inside condensation from the windows

Post by PhilB » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:13 am

Good post!
About time we had a definitive answer.
Pleased to see the "opening the window" is mentioned as pre-aircon days that always helped too.
Remember the weird "misting" that could suddenly happen at the bottom of the windscreen whilst driving along when it was damp outside ?
I always cured that by opening the window about half an inch.
Sometimes the old ways are still good.
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Re: How to quickly remove inside condensation from the windows

Post by G7DCW » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:09 am

Interesting. I have found the XE to be unusually quick to demist, and the (petrol) engine is also very quick to warm up. I also have an MG3 (1.5 petrol) whch performs very poorly at demisting - I suspect the Aircon and the heater are rather low capacity. A diesel MG ZS I had was terrible - it took perhaps a 20 min drive for the engine to get fully warm, and , yes, I did try a new thermostat! I think that may be because diesel engines are much more efficient with less spare heat to warm up the heater.

I do all the things suggested in the video, except for cracking the windows open. I'll give that a try.
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Re: How to quickly remove inside condensation from the windows

Post by Vespa » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:09 am

I tried it just after posting the link and even with the diesel it was much quicker than just waiting or wiping off.
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Re: How to quickly remove inside condensation from the windows

Post by Byrus » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:07 pm

If you leave a window cracked just a tiny bit that will prevent the window from getting "misted" in the first place!
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Re: How to quickly remove inside condensation from the windows

Post by Vespa » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:52 pm

Byrus wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:07 pm
If you leave a window cracked just a tiny bit that will prevent the window from getting "misted" in the first place!
But in the UK we have thieving scumbags who will use that as an entry point. Also it may interfere with the alarm system if it gets windy. :)
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Re: How to quickly remove inside condensation from the windows

Post by NewLester de Rocin » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:53 pm

G7DCW wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:09 am
Interesting. I have found the XE to be unusually quick to demist, and the (petrol) engine is also very quick to warm up.
This is my finding too. It's been on the list of things I smile about when I push the button (compared to the way previous cars I owned handled the issue of misting up). Once the misting hits, a touch of the MAX de-mist control, and it vanishes within 15 seconds.

Thanks for the link though, Vespa!!
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Re: How to quickly remove inside condensation from the windows

Post by Byrus » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:13 pm

Vespa wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Byrus wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:07 pm
If you leave a window cracked just a tiny bit that will prevent the window from getting "misted" in the first place!
But in the UK we have thieving scumbags who will use that as an entry point. Also it may interfere with the alarm system if it gets windy. :)
I'm talking about a small bit so you can't even see that's its open. That should be sufficient to let the evaporation exit the car.
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Re: How to quickly remove inside condensation from the windows

Post by Vespa » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:14 am

Mine was very heavily misted over yesterday due to not being driven and atmospheric conditions. It was almost like light rain on the inside and the method worked a treat with minimal heat.
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Re: How to quickly remove inside condensation from the windows

Post by HaloJones » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:14 pm

get some of those silica bags that get put in with new shoes and the like, keep them in one of the door storage bays. this will help keep the inside of the car from getting too humid.
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