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    Best anti fog solution

    What's the best stuff to put on the interior windows to keep fog to a minimum.
    I've attempted to redirect airflow out of the vents and that helped somewhat.
    Is the Rain-ex anti-fog stuff any good ?
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    I remember my Dad carried a bottle of glycerin in his '39 Ford to keep the windows from fogging. Never tried the Rainex stuff but their window treatment works pretty good.

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    When I raced karts we would use Rain-ex on the inside of our visors to keep fogging down when we would race in the rain.
    It worked well. I think it is worth giving a try.

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    Yep, Rain-X. BP
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    Might want to check for a leaking heater core.

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    Rain-X again.

    Mostly on my motorcycle helmet visor AND glass's, but works on car windows too...!

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    My trouble with Rain-X is it looks really smeared at nighttime....
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    Chris -

    It should only look smeared at its first "wetting". It should then be pretty clear.
    I've found that if you wipe in on in "one direction", then as the instructions state, lightly wipe it (lightly !) after it dries, it's not too bad.
    It does only seem to last one or two days though, before needing a redo.

    Mike

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    It has been a while since I used Rain-X but somewhere in the back of my tiny brain is a caution about using it on plastic. Have they changed the formula or offer a product specifically for plastic?
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    Chris -

    It should only look smeared at its first "wetting". It should then be pretty clear.
    I've found that if you wipe in on in "one direction", then as the instructions state, lightly wipe it (lightly !) after it dries, it's not too bad.
    It does only seem to last one or two days though, before needing a redo.

    Mike
    Mike - we are talking about the INSIDE of the windows...
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    So was I...!

    Fogging IS the "wetting" I was speaking about...!
    Been using the stuff for years.

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    I too have had mixed fortune with rain x on the inside of the windshield. When I was driving my coupe as a daily driver, I would keep a squeegee on the passenger seat. Cleared the fog in two seconds.
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    http://www.trails.com/how_30996_anti-fog-glasses.html

    Enough hot defroster air to raise the glass temperature is really the best answer.

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    Dan,
    You might want to check if the windshield or rear glass gaskets are leaking, causing excess moisture inside. When we had the car on the Route 66 trip, it got deluged in OK and once home found the gaskets were nearly shot. I had worked a bit of silicone sealer under the front and rear gaskets, which did wonders.

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    When I was a little kid I remember a lot old men had a pouch of Bull Durham (tobacco) in their car. It came in a cloth bag with a draw-string closure. Just wipe the windows without opening the bag. They swore that was the stuff for keeping the fog off.
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    Hello Bob:
    As you know all the gaskets really need to be replaced, I haven't got that far yet.
    After I win the lottery, I bought a ticket the other day so I should be hearing from them any day now.
    The first couple million will probably get wasted then I'll be able to concentrate on Studebakers with the other 40 or 50 mil.
    The floors get wet real fast which adds to the moisture inside so the windows fog quick and heavy.
    I'll work through all the suggestions. Thanks.
    Man I gotta stop driving this thing so I can baby it a little.
    NAH ! I think I'll spend my kids inheritance instead.
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    I remember when I was a little kid, we were in a severe rain storm near Walla Walla and the wipers weren’t keeping up. My dad stopped at a small general store and purchased a plug of chewing tobacco. He wiped the windshield with the plug and it was amazing how well you could see through the window! I don’t know if it will work on fogging but it may be worth a try. BTW the plug of chewing tobacco disappeared after about a year in the glove box because it somehow hit dad in the back of the head while on a trip. Apparently we were playing with it in the back seat but I don’t remember that incident. Neal

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    Quote Originally Posted by sals54 View Post
    I too have had mixed fortune with rain x on the inside of the windshield. When I was driving my coupe as a daily driver, I would keep a squeegee on the passenger seat. Cleared the fog in two seconds.
    Hardly qualifies as hands free driving tho,.... Geez!
    You are just begging for a ticket!

    Dean.

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    Is that what you meant by mixed fortune ?
    I think I get it now.
    Last edited by dean pearson; 01-08-2013 at 10:14 PM. Reason: Add ps.

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    Hey Dean, Don't be too harsh... I was a poor, starving contractor back then. My Coupe was my only lifeline for my business. I could hardly afford groceries way back then, let alone a new defroster. Now, say you're sorry for being so insensitive. I don't want to end up in self esteem therapy.
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    Never used a squeegee,but did carry a chamois to wipe fog off a 33 Willys coupe I had, Only heater was under the seat. My Studebaker I have now has vintage air,heat,defrost, I feel like I hit the big time!
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    Slightly opening the vent windows, as most Stude owners manuals suggest, really helps clear the windshield and front side glass when defroster is running.

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