Expert DIYer Shares How To Stop Your Windows From Fogging Up, With A Simple Piece Of Tape

November 28th, 2017

Making sure that you have optimal visibility is of utmost importance when driving. You’ll want to start taking the proper precautions now to ensure that your windows will be in top condition when the winter weather causes your windows to fog up and starts dumping snow, sleet, ice, and freezing rain your way.

Fog is caused by a change in temperature and humidity.

Our windows often fog up in the winter when we when get into our cars because we let in cold air and we breathe out humid air. In the summer, its warm outside but the cold AC creates fog.

Vlogger ChrisFix found several hacks for preventing foggy car windows but wanted to know which ones actually worked and/or which one works best.

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So, he decided to run a little experiment using the following solutions:

  • RainX
  • Shaving Cream
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Potatoe Slice
  • Hand Sanitizer

“Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against the improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information,” he warns his audience. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video.”

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First, he cleaned the window off. Then he used painter’s tape to divide up his car window up into five sections.

He spread each of the solutions into one of the five sections and wiped them down. Next, he took a pot of hot water and used it to fog up the windows.

He found that many of the solutions didn’t even work at all!

The least effective solution was the hand sanitizer. It didn’t work at all. After that, the Baby Shampoo was found to take the number four spot. The window still fogged up in that area and also left behind a soapy residue.

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The potato also didn’t prevent all of the fog and left behind a very light residue.

So, definitely don’t rub potato slices on your car windows.

The RainX and shaving cream was found to be the most effective out of the five. But ChrisFix definitely had a big reason for having a favorite out of the two.

Find out which one he preferred and why by watching the video below.

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Source: ChrisFix