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How to Stop Car Windows from Steaming Up

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Feb 19, 2015

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  • Hey guys Chris fix here and today I'm going to show you
  • how to prevent your windows from fogging up.
  • Sure you could use products from the store to keep your windows from fogging up
  • but did you know you could find products around your house that will do the same thing
  • In this video were going to test potatoes, baby shampoo, hand sanitiser and shaving cream
  • against the store bought anti-fogging treatment
  • so lets first go over why windows get all foggy.
  • Fog happens because theres a temperature change and because theres humidity...
  • right now its cold outside, my body heat is warm, and my breath is warm and its humid...
  • and thats what creates fog in the winter time.
  • In the summer time it's kind of the opposite, it's warm outside...
  • but you turn your AC on on the inside, so it's cool on the inside and any of the moisture inside the car...
  • is going to turn into fog on your windshield.
  • To get the glass foggy I have a hot pot of water...
  • as you can see the glass fogs up completely...
  • and this is our control test, so that you know the glass will fog up.
  • Now I can go and clean off the glass...
  • and we will section off the window in 5 parts to test each defogger.
  • Now with the window sectioned into 5 parts...
  • let's apply the products.
  • The first product we're going to try is the Rain.X Anti Fog...
  • the directions say just to put some on a towel...
  • and just rub it right on the glass.
  • Make sure you cover all of the glass...
  • and then take a dry spot on the paper towel and lightly wipe so it removes any streaking.
  • So the top left square is the Rain.X.
  • The next product we're going to use is shaving cream.
  • All you do with the shaving cream is get a little bit onto the glass...
  • and then you work it in with a paper towel.
  • I'm using a new paper towel so we don't contaminate.
  • Again make sure you cover all the glass.
  • Now you buff off all of this until it's clear.
  • And eventually it get's clean, this definately takes a little more effort then using the Rain.X...
  • Ok our shaving cream on the top here is done.
  • We'll move down to the bottom corner.
  • On the bottom corner I'll be using an old scuba driving trick that I use for my mask.
  • If it keeps the mask from fogging up 60ft under water
  • It should work on my truck
  • so we'll just apply that, again making sure we get it everywhere
  • and then we'll get a clean paper towel and just lightly go over the top
  • So we remove any streaking so its nice and clear
  • When your doing this you don't want to remove the layer you're putting on here
  • you just want to make sure you can see through the glass and its clear
  • Now lets test the potato
  • So your probably thinking potato ? what the heck ?
  • this is one of the urban legends as a scuba diver, you're suppose to be able to split a potato
  • And then just take the end here
  • And you rub it on the glass
  • Make sure that you cover all of the glass
  • The Liquid from the potato is actually pretty clear, Maybe this will actually work
  • To be honest with you i've never actually tried it
  • Get a clean paper towel and we'll just lightly buff off any off the streaks
  • And thats streak free and looks good
  • And then the last one is going to be the hand sanitiser
  • just get a little bit and put it right on there
  • and then we'll rub it right in
  • And then we'll get a new paper towel and buff it out
  • Get that nice and clear just like the others
  • So in this corner we have the rain.x
  • Shaving cream
  • Baby Soap
  • Potato
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Now lets go get the steaming hot water and see how it works
  • So we have our hot pot of water
  • Lets test it out
  • So as we can see our rain.x
  • And our shaving cream
  • Worked great
  • Now if we go down to the bottom here
  • Our baby shampoo left some kind on residue when it gets humid
  • so it does not look that great
  • Actually feels kinda soapy, which makes sense
  • Our potato again, left some kind of residue, doesn't look that clear, its not soapy at least
  • And then our hand senatiser which is alcohol the reason people say it works is because its alcohol
  • That obviously didn't work
  • So from our results we can see the top 2 came out great
  • These 3 didn't work out that well
  • The Worst being the hand sanitiser
  • But the Potato and the baby soap didn't work that great either
  • So in conclusion the shaving cream worked just as well as the store bought rain.x
  • Everybody has shaving cream at home
  • So in my mind its a clear winner, you don't need to go out and buy anything special
  • It didn't fog up, it looks nice and clear, and it was pretty easy to apply
  • The results speak for them selves
  • Before and after
  • No shaving cream
  • Shaving cream
  • Pretty good difference there
  • Hopefully this video was helpful
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How to Defog your Car Windows, Learn how to defog your windows. I test RainX and home remedies to see what works best. I use RainX, shaving cream, baby shampoo, potatoes, and hand sanitizer to see which ones really work to defog your windshield. For SCUBA diving, I use baby shampoo and old timers mention potatoes, but I think I will be using shaving cream for now on!

Here is my Newest Defog Mythbusting video where I test different house-hold products: /watch?v=8-IwmwzaHD0

RainX Defogger: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009H5W5W/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0009H5W5W&linkCode=as2&tag=chri0e2-20&linkId=UXUYLG3YEAJIWE4P
Shaving Cream I used: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001E5E24K/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001E5E24K&linkCode=as2&tag=chri0e2-20&linkId=MF46O6WNTNBX2ESX

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