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alan36

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262 posts

70 months

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As above, when I am getting to the car in the morning the inside of the windscreen is frozen. There is nothing anywhere in the car that feels wet. Did I hear that you can use cat litter?. Any other suggestions.

MJK 24

4,322 posts

122 months

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Halfords sell a gizmo intended for laid up Caravans, Motorhomes, Boats etc. Sachet of crystals and a vented box that attracts and retains moisture.

Costs £2.99 and will last the winter. Refills are £1.99.

Highly recommended.

Original Poster

5,248 posts

62 months

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Interesting, will have to get one myself.

yellowbentines

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93 months

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alan36 said:
Did I hear that you can use cat litter?.
I tried that in my MX5, made no difference whatsoever - anyone with a cat want a huge bag of cat litter for free?

jfbrin

365 posts

58 months

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I read that a bag of cat litter does the job for much less outlay.
Unused cat litter of course!
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g7jhp

2,711 posts

124 months

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Stop breathing... getmecoat

plasticpig

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111 months

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I just use some large bags of desiccant silica gel. You can buy them for a couple of quid on Ebay. You need a couple as one in the car and one on the radiator at home to dry out over night.

jas xjr

8,407 posts

125 months

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Try polishing the screen with fairy liquid. We used to this with our beer coolers.

kentmotorcompany

2,407 posts

96 months

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Keep your Air Con on.

Even when you have the temperature turned up.

Swifty Stig

612 posts

54 months

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might sound daft(and not suggesting u do) but i hear not leaving any bottles of liquid or open cans with juice (or beer for the psychos) help.
i tried it once and it seemed to work driving

sorry if this is no help

swifty

(edited because someone beat me to it on silca gel freshner...) :P

Edited by Swifty Stig on Tuesday 30th November 20:07

Stu R

20,819 posts

101 months

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Find the source of water ingress and treat the problem instead of the symptoms. The "bucket of silica gel in the footwell" is a solution, but it's not a cure.

Favourite spots for water ingress are front and rear window seals, tail lights, and sunroofs. Usual culprits are knackered seals (arf arf arf) or blocked drains. Poke around for places where water is accumulating, boot well, down the sides of the boot where there's often a gap down the wing, footwells etc.

Using a can of compressed air / air-duster etc down sunroof drain tubes is normally enough to blow them clear without knocking the pipe off.

So many cars have a habit of gathering water and holding onto it in nooks and crannies. Always worth a check to make sure. I damn near had a pond in my E38 boot because of dodgy light seals hehe

ShadownINja

56,185 posts

168 months

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Keep the windows down when you drive around. Sadly, it makes the car feckin' freezing. I haven't had any ice in my car despite having a leaky roof whenever it pisses it down.

Larry Dickman

3,762 posts

104 months

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I tried cat litter once, seemed to work ok but getting the smeared cat st off the windscreen was a bit of a job.

Project C

698 posts

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http://www.frost.co.uk/item_Detail.asp?productID=9...

Air Dry ensures that the interior of the vehicle (boat) is kept dry, with no rust, electrical damage, mildew, mould stains or mouldy smells. Will also prevent windows from steaming up. Lasts approx 3 months before needing regeneration on a radiator. Suitable for other applications such as saddle rooms, gun safes, storage spaces etc. £11.50

I have one and it works a dream.

poing

3,214 posts

86 months

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Stu R said:
Find the source of water ingress and treat the problem instead of the symptoms.
The source in my case is me, wet clothes from the weather dragging snow and water into the car. Short of walking there isn't an option. Guess I could try to cling film myself before getting into the car then run from the office door to the car avoiding the snow flakes but it all sounds a bit of a faff, I'll just use the air con.

AARONM3

401 posts

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I was just about to post about a similar item to that posted above- got mine from eBay and it hangs from the rear-view mirror in my MX5, unfortunately I don't think my 20 year-old MX left outside is ever going to be completely element tight!

Put it in a couple of days ago as on Sunday I had icicles inside the car and to refresh it you just bung it in the oven on a low heat for a while. Seems to be working a treat thus far considering the weather is worse than it was over the weekend.

Remagel2507

1,313 posts

78 months

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Is it as bad as small icicles being formed inside lol


off_again

9,113 posts

120 months

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MJK 24 said:
Halfords sell a gizmo intended for laid up Caravans, Motorhomes, Boats etc. Sachet of crystals and a vented box that attracts and retains moisture.

Costs £2.99 and will last the winter. Refills are £1.99.

Highly recommended.
Used these before - if you have trouble finding them in Halfords, try Homebase as they more often have them there. Work really well and used them to keep the moisture down in an old leaky Golf.

AARONM3

401 posts

102 months

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I can beat that! smile



But since putting the bag thingy in there it's dry as a bone.


NHK244V

2,143 posts

58 months

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Get the int good and warm then open the windows for the last 5 mins of travell, that'll let most of the moisture out as the hot moist air exits the windows (sunroof is a better way if you have one).
I have owned a few minibuses in the past and cos of the large window area condensaton is a problem especialy as only the 2 rear windows had a demister, the above helped no end smile
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