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Old 11-24-2012, 02:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tips for preventing window fog up!

ok, winter time and the MDX, like ALL Honda's I have ever owned and sat in, fogs up like crazy. Never happens in the BM, just the darn Hondas!

I have tried massive Windex with newspaper trying to soak up all the oil film on the inside of the windows. Almost ready to try shaving cream to prevent fogging up again but that is a PITA to do. Have done it before on another Acura!

Besides using the A/C in the winter and fall, how do you guys keep your windows from fogging up? Can't roll windows down here.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I leave my Hvac on Auto all the time, no issues with fogging ever.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If the film is oily, you might have a heater core leak. Do you ever smell a sweet smell similar to maple syrup? If you do, get it fixed soon, as it's bad for you to breathe in those vapors for long.

My MDX doesn't fog up more than any other car, for what that's worth.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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turn the recirculation button off, and use invisible glass to clean the windows. windex will leave a film.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I use the old trick i learned when were snorkling: spit into your mask, rub the spit into the glass and rinse off. Will not fog for at least a day. Try the same with your windshielfd....

But seriously, never had a problem with fogging windows on my Hondas. Just make sure that the recirculating mode is off. If you smoke in a vehicle, then you will have a film inside the car window that needs to be cleaned often. Otherwise, I clean my windows from inside every 8 to 12 months.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Problem is, there are so many large trucks here, I just dislike the smell of truck exhaust. Hence the circulation button is always on. I try to open windows when I can but that is not always possible. Again, the TL was like that, the MDX is now like this. My friends CRV, same thing. The old integra, same bloody thing! When I take the BMW out, NO foggy windows! So frustrating.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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We have a lot of trucks in our area too. What I did is ordered a carbon(charcoal) filter from ebay to replace the standart cabin filter. I think it works very well to reduce the smell of diesel exaust. Here is the link to the site: http://stores.ebay.ca/Simple-Air-Filters
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Never run the air system in recirculate mode during winter


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Old 11-24-2012, 04:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Try RainX for fogging inside use - its the black bottle not the yellow.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Keep the heat/air on auto. It will run the compressor if the humidity is high. Fog is moisture condensing on the glass.

One major cause of film on the inside of the windshield it the vinyl covered dash and the stuff you clean/treat it with. The sun hits the dash through the windshield and everything evaporates ... and with no place to go it clings to the windshield.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Bill de:"One major cause of film on the inside of the windshield it the vinyl covered dash and the stuff you clean/treat it with. The sun hits the dash through the windshield and everything evaporates ... and with no place to go it clings to the windshield."[/QUOTE]

Good point, never thought about this!
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I leave my Hvac on Auto all the time, no issues with fogging ever.
Same here. Never had any problem whatsoever with the windows fogging up on my MDX.

I've owned 6-7 other Honda and Acura cars, some with automatic climate control systems and others without, and never had a problem with windows fogging up on any of them. The only exception is when the car is first started in winter weather conditions, but once the defrost/defog starts blowing warm air there's never a problem then either.
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So I thought since it is winter, no need to cool condition the air right? Trying to save the A/C from coming on and using more gas than needed. Before going to Auto mode, what other tips besides RainX can I try. Like I said, this only happens to Hondas in our area. Maybe it's just the air here?
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There's a reason the compressor comes on when you select the front window defroster. That's the beauty of it, it takes moisture out of the air, whether it is heating or cooling.

If it really bothers you to use it the way it's designed, carry a towel and keep wiping the wind.

Holding your breath while you're in the car would also help.
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So I thought since it is winter, no need to cool condition the air right? Trying to save the A/C from coming on and using more gas than needed.
What settings do you have the A/C on? If you have it shut off and you don't have any airflow, then that will CAUSE the windows to fog up.

Try setting it to full auto, and see if your fogging problems go away.
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