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Old 08-26-2008, 12:17 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Question Haze, Fog How Do You Get Rid Of It?

It hasnt rain here in NC in ages and last night I was having some serious issues seeing due to either the Haze on the Windsheild or the Fog that would build on the inside or outside of the glass.

I pulled over and wipe the interior side of the windsheild with windex then I spray the outside to see if it would help with the haze but it is still there.
I tried pouring coke on it but that seem not to work this time.
I think the haze is accumilation of drive thru car wash wax .

Fog:

NOt only am I dealing with the haze issue my windows fog up easily when it rains. I turn the a/c to the windshield and turn the air conditioner on to high and that only works sometimes or it will work but later develop a fog on the outside of the glass.

Which is better full blast of cold air or hot air?

Thanks I dont think I ever want to drive in the rain in the night again you just dont know how tense I was.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:32 PM
miu
 
Location: MA/NH
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For haze on the inside of the glass, turning on the car's a/c and the vents to defrost mode helps me. If you don't have a/c in your car, a blast of heat works to dry out the windows also. l've also used an application of Rain-X to help too.
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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l've also used an application of Rain-X to help too.

Thats what I use. They are little wipes would wipe the inside glass with and it stops it from fogging up.
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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If you have a haze buildup on the inside one of the neater products to deal with it is Invisible Glass Wipes from Stoner - you should be able to find these at any big chain auto store. Once you get it clean, you can apply an anti-fog type spray or cleaner.

If you have some sort of buildup on the outside, Invisible Glass spray (or the wipes) should take it off. Some people like to use Bon Ami cleaner to give the glass a good scrub. You should avoid spray waxes on the outside of the windshield, they will make your wipers streak. Maybe you need new wiper blades or refills?

The A/C will help with fogging inside the glass. If you leave it on full cold, it will tend to fog the outside of the windshield, but the wipers should clean that off, a sweep every now and then should be enough.

NC is a very humid area. I enjoyed working contract there for a while but wouldn't want to live there, and the humidity is a big part of why.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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I always turn on the defroster and set it between hot and cold. Usually does the trick.
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I never go anywhere without Rain-X on my windshield and in my windshield washer. Wiper motor went out in my car once and I went 4 years just using Rain-X, no wipers.
If the weather isn't real cool when it fogs up on the inside, roll your window down a little bit till it clears.
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:51 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Ok I went shopping at Auto Zone and bought the rain x anti fogger and the rain x applicator for the outside.

I put the anti fogger on then sprayed windex on the outside and used a razor blade to see if I could get that wax scrape off the outside windsheild then I use the rain x applicator on the windsheild after I dried it off.

This help both problems some what but the haze on the outside is still distracting .

It hasnt rain in this area for some time and I would say I auto wax the car probably least once every month so there probably 6 applications of it that I am trying to get rid of. I think maybe wipe it with a hot rag would help or pour hot water on the windsheild?

My wipers are ok I replaced them about 3 months ago with Bosch Wipers
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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I think your Ac is on the fritz
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:40 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I think your Ac is on the fritz
it blows cold air when on a/c and blows warm air on heat all vents work does not sound like a fritz to me
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:45 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Sunny, have you tried some ammonia and water (light on the water) to clean your windshield? Don't know about it getting all that wax off but it sure does a number on the bugs and junk that hit the windshield before I put the Rain X on.
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