Good way to stop car misting up inside?

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  1. chippyteaforme

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    Not sure misting is the right word - more like dripping wet. I work nights and when I set off for work at night, or come back in the morning, there's so much water on the inside of my windows it takes ages to get rid of it all, using both kitchen roll and the heater / air-con combined.

    Surely there's something I could use to suck the moisture out of the car when it's not in use?

    Car only used for short trips to and from work really, which is probably what causes it.

    Ta in advance for any suggestions :)
     
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    Cheers for that. Seen a few of those (or very similar) bags on eBay, got to be worth a shot :)
     
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    Buy a plug in dehumidifier and bung it in the boot when parked up, seems you have a seal away somewhere..
     
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    I got at the pollen filter, it was a solid lump after more than nine years.
     
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    Longer journeys When I had my Audi surplus and standing still for a bit it was terrible. Now I use it daily on decent journeys the problem has gone away. Also keep the air on on all the time.
     
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    Have you got any bottles of water or similar that are left inside the car?

    I was having a similar issue and noticed a bottle of water rolling around. Took it out and no more dripping wet!
     
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    This isn't normal.
    Must be a broken seal or water getting in somewhere.
    Are your carpets wet?
     
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    Check the plenum chamber(s), they often get clogged with leaves preventing them from draining. Carpet check is a good call. Would help to know what the make/model of car is too.
     
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    I also bought one on the basis of the other thread too. My wife's car has an undiagnosed leak so it gets damp, to the extent water drips out of the overhead courtesy light binnacle :facepalm: I thought this would be an extreme case that the Airdry wouldn't cope with but has cleared up her misting up problem instantly.
     
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    Impressive!
     
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    Try closing all the heater vents, Worked on my VW T5..
     
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    I also bought one of these after reading about it on the other thread, it has stopped the terrible fogging
    of my windscreen, would recommend one.
     
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    I hate a foggy screen, and when my windows are wet, going to get the ThoMar bag.

    Have previously been wiping down the window with a sponge before I set off but typically when my windows are misty it's a short distance I am going and my heaters don't have a chance to get warm so they mist up again fast. I've tried having the window open instead but it doesn't seem to help and just makes me more cold.
     
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    Got the ThoMar bag based on these threads and whilst it doesn't keep the whole screen clear, it definitely keeps the area above where you place it clear .....enough so that now I can just get in and drive leaving the peripheries to demist on the way to work :smashin:.

    I need to remember to dry it out once a week (someone on the amazon review suggest putting it in the oven, but I was thinking leaving it in the airing cupboard over a weekend off).
     
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    Stop having sex with the windows shut?
     
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    But if they're open there is a draught.
     
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    Which is why i posted it in the other thread - for a tenner they're superb, I think Thomar owe me some commission lol
     
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    Update - changed the pollen filter a week ago and there is virtually no misting up now despite a dew every morning.
    One question though - how does the air get out? Are there vents towards the rear or do you rely on leakage?
     

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