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Misty windows

Post by Tott61 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:38 pm

Ford Probe 1994 2.0 16v

Is there any way to prevent the windows misting up whilst driving in the cold weather

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Re: Misty windows

Post by jrh » Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:20 am

IF it is warmer inside the car than outside then condensation will form on any cold surface.
SO, you have to create a micro-climate of cold air to spread over your windscreen.
Cold air-con if you have it , or 'cold' outside air is the best you can do.
And , of course , the very act of breathing makes it worse.

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Re: Misty windows

Post by Kit » Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:47 am

Air Con helps,
But unless you have a ‘crossover’ model, being a 16v

That’s no help at all

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Re: Misty windows

Post by mojo98 » Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:00 pm

Yes, put it away in a garage,
Or a car cover

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Re: Misty windows

Post by Sunfly » Wed Dec 08, 2021 8:20 am

Its always been a bad feature of the car, even when new. My answer for a long journey is to get the heater going full bore, which with an efficient thermostat, only takes a couple of miles, then select outside air refresh and heat to the footwell and screen. If even that is not enough then encourage more air change by dropping your window very slightly. Thereafter I alternate between footwell and screen and footwell and dash.

Why its so bad, I don't know, but as mentioned by Duncan, AC will kill it - if you are happy to sit in a freezing car that is - which personally, I am not. Another option that I've not tried is to stop breathing.

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Re: Misty windows

Post by Tott61 » Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:27 pm

Thanks for your help

I suppose I could wear a mask !

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Re: Misty windows

Post by Mondeo55 » Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:19 pm

I find most older cars suffer from this, my 1994 Escort is bad and my 1998 Cougar worse still yet completely dry inside, no water ingress! I picked up a sizeable second hand dehumidifier so I run this in each car for around 2hrs every 6 or so weeks during the winter and it cures the issue completely.

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