PianoAl
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Eliminate Foggy Windows Without Impacting Range

Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:21 am

Haven't tried this yet, but I think I'll get some RainX Interior Glass Anti-Fog solution. That way, I won't have to run the defroster as much.

https://youtu.be/8Vj9avZxuwI
2016 Nissan LEAF Model S, Purchased May 2016

IBeLeaf2
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Leaf Number: 331893
Location: Nobleboro, ME

Re: Eliminate Foggy Windows Without Impacting Range

Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:25 am

Do let us know your results. And how long it lasts.
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rmay635703
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Re: Eliminate Foggy Windows Without Impacting Range

Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:30 pm

Lost time I tried it i ended up with greasy windows

PianoAl
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Re: Eliminate Foggy Windows Without Impacting Range

Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:04 pm

Yeah. Lots of bad reviews on Amazon.
2016 Nissan LEAF Model S, Purchased May 2016

SageBrush
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Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: Colorado

Re: Eliminate Foggy Windows Without Impacting Range

Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:14 am

This comes up periodically. Overall people say either minimal or no effect.
Since I live in a dry climate, if it is not too cold I set the fan to bring in dry outside air and direct it towards the windshield.
2013 Model 'S' with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California with 63.9 Ahr after 22k miles
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado

BrockWI
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Location: Green Bay, WI.
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Re: Eliminate Foggy Windows Without Impacting Range

Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:36 am

I just started using the rain-x anti fog this fall. I am a fan of the regular rain-x for the windshield so I thought I would give it a try.

First make sure you windows are clean to start with then the big thing is to USE VERY LITTLE! spray it on a cloth and wipe the window with that, it will seem like nothing, but it will do it's job. The first time I tried it I did one spray on each side window and two on the windshield, big mistake, streaky, greasy looking, I just kept wiping it every day as it would streak up for about a week with a clean dry rag until it was clear again, now for the last two weeks it has been great.
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Durandal
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Delivery Date: 22 Sep 2016
Leaf Number: 025018
Location: Central Arkansas

Re: Eliminate Foggy Windows Without Impacting Range

Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:29 am

I intend on ordering some rechargeable desiccant packs to put in the car, assuming nobody gets them for me off my Amazon wishlist for Xmas. (For some reason people are reluctant from buying me practical gifts, oh well.)
Pulled the trigger on going EV on 10/2016 with a 2012 Leaf, and a Tesla Model 3 reservation expected to receive in late 2018.

powersurge
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Delivery Date: 06 Dec 2014
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: Eliminate Foggy Windows Without Impacting Range

Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:49 am

run your heater (windshield) with a/c off, and on recirculate..

Durandal
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Location: Central Arkansas

Re: Eliminate Foggy Windows Without Impacting Range

Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:21 am

Is that something you can only do on 2013 and newer models? My 2012 will not let me turn on recirculate if I have it on windshield/defrost.
Pulled the trigger on going EV on 10/2016 with a 2012 Leaf, and a Tesla Model 3 reservation expected to receive in late 2018.

BrockWI
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Re: Eliminate Foggy Windows Without Impacting Range

Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:24 am

On the 13's you can't run windshield on recirculate, maybe they let you on models made in other countries?
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2003 VW TDI 170k miles - 52 mpg lifetime
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