Humidity Hell on the Windshield

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by teem, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. teem

    teem Guest

    Jesus!these last 3-4 weks have been next to hell driving in the
    morning!,I try the heat,works somewhat,I go to a/c,nope,a fog cluster
    forms at the bottom of the windshield,then when it does happen to
    clear off,i drive thru a fog patch & it starts all over again.That
    blower direction knob isn't much help either.
    teem, Aug 11, 2005
  2. teem

    Oppie Guest

    Keep the windshield clean, inside and out and it greatly reduces the
    occurrence of these problems. Use Windex on a sponge followed by a squeegee.
    Might have to repeat a couple of times to get all the schmutz off.
    A smooth surface is less affected by condensation. Any dirt or residue from
    smoking gives a nice base for moisture to condense on.

    ....and the sky is blue due to Rayleigh scattering.
    Oppie, Aug 11, 2005
  3. teem

    teem Guest

    I used windex & a squeegee,it's better,but,you can't get around this
    frickin' humidity!,On Thu, 11 Aug 2005 08:30:20 -0400, "Oppie"
    teem, Aug 13, 2005
  4. teem

    Oppie Guest

    Yeah, humidity is a bummer. I'm in the New York city area (about 20 miles
    North). It's been pretty bad between heat and humidity. I console myself
    with the thought that soon enough the cost of heating my house will excede
    the mortgage and tax bill :(

    Have you tried using poloroid sunglasses? The slope of some windshields is
    more likely to give problems with low angles of the sun (dawn/dusk). The
    polarizing sunglasses cut out the bulk of the glare and generally improve
    visibility... or did I misunderstand? Are you still getting condensation? If
    so, is it on the inside or outside?
    Oppie, Aug 14, 2005
  5. teem

    marx404 Guest

    yo teem, you must be a shortie like me, lol. Yep, we can blame this anomolie
    on the weird heat and humidity we have been having lately, I have the same
    problem, but it is only the bottom part of the window. Like Oppie sez, keep
    the window clean inside and out, that helps. Its not so much the car, but
    the crazy humidity, we have been having 60-90% here in FL with an average
    "feels like" temp of 100+ the past 2 weeks.

    marx404, Aug 14, 2005
  6. teem

    teem Guest

    I'm in ohio,the last 3-4 weeks I come out to my car 545am,it's
    sweating like a banshee,that means its gonna be a stinker that day,as
    for the condasation,it forms a type of W at the bottom of the sheild,&
    the conditions.I miised the shortie part.On Sun, 14 Aug 2005 10:36:47
    teem, Aug 18, 2005
  7. teem

    Roy Guest

    I'm on the east coast of Canada and we get a lot of condensation in the
    morning from the temperature going from a daytime high of 28C to a nightime
    low of 12C. What I do for cleaning my windows in the morning is when I
    change my wipers I keep one of the old ones and use it a a squeegie to wipe
    the windows and I get a good wide wipe (the 22 inch wiper is much better
    than the 6 - 8 inch squeegies from the stores). Usually once I get moving
    the windows stay clear but I'm out at 8:00 when the sun is up.
    If you are in a area where you deal with a lot of dew I recommend the old
    wiper thing as I can usually clear my windows in about the same amount of
    time it takes to walk around the car. As far as your early morning
    condensation I think the heat would be the way to go. I may be wrong but
    doesn't water condense on cold surfaces.
    Side note, it was so humid here a couple of weeks ago that my girlfriend had
    a couple millimeters (about an eighth of an inch) or water on the tile
    floors of her basement.
    Roy, Aug 18, 2005
  8. teem

    Bob Duncan Guest

    I turn on the AC and add a little bit of warm air to the mix. It doesnt
    condense on the windshield that way.
    Bob Duncan, Aug 18, 2005
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