Winter storeage or misted up in the morning ?

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Winter storeage or misted up in the morning ?

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Well winters problems, maybe Tesco's can help.

This was on offer so let's give it a try (offer @ £5.00) I have had a small drip drip drip on the AX sunroof (now resealed) so let's see how this helps with the slightly damp seats and resultant misting in the morning sun after a cold night.
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They're great. I've got one in each car. They were particularly useful after I'd had the interiors steam cleaned.
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Ahh, now that looks like a brilliant idea... I'm off to Tesco later today so I'll be after a couple of those...
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I use an old (clean) sock with a kilo of tesco value long grain rice poured in, end cable tied shut, have one in the boot and one for the front dash, every so often bring them in and pop them onto the radiator for a couple of hours, they work Brilliantly!
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Timmo wrote: 26 Jan 2018, 16:01 I use an old (clean) sock with a kilo of tesco value long grain rice poured in, end cable tied shut, have one in the boot and one for the front dash, every so often bring them in and pop them onto the radiator for a couple of hours, they work Brilliantly!


Now there's a good idea Timmo :)

I recall my old nan used to put grains of rice in the salt pot to keep it flowing...
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Timmo wrote: 26 Jan 2018, 16:01 I use an old (clean) sock with a kilo of tesco value long grain rice poured in, end cable tied shut, have one in the boot and one for the front dash, every so often bring them in and pop them onto the radiator for a couple of hours, they work Brilliantly!



Add that to the faint curry smell that you can get from a leaking Xantia heater matrix, and you're only missing a bit of Lamb Tikka and a couple of pappadums and you've got a complete meal :rofl2:
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Others I know used "scented" cat-litter in a sock, I just hope the scent is from un-used material !
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Oooooh that would be mighty pleasant climbing in to the car in the morning!
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The cat litter saves money and you cannot sniff at that !
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So are your cars misting up even with the AC on?
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If they're misting up overnight and they are AC cars, changing the pollen filter is the first thing to do - simply because it gets neglected and causes this problem. The 107 was misting up since I got it. Changed the pollen filter on Thursday, not misted up since. The Grand Picasso was doing the same thing, so I changed it's two filters, again, it stopped. I've had other cars that did exactly the same, always resolved by a pollen filter change.

If it's a non-AC car like the Ka,.. well, ha ha, get some de-icer spray to spray inside in winter..
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Michel wrote: 28 Jan 2018, 00:01 If it's a non-AC car like the Ka,.. well, ha ha, get some de-icer spray to spray inside in winter..


In my short experience the Ka is good for being very resistant to misting up :)
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I have found that, if you get the interior glass REALLY clean it takes longer for condensation to start, and it clears more quickly. This is because dirt can act as 'seed' points for said condensation.
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Hell Razor5543 wrote: 28 Jan 2018, 17:02 I have found that, if you get the interior glass REALLY clean it takes longer for condensation to start, and it clears more quickly. This is because dirt can act as 'seed' points for said condensation.


Yes, that's absolutely spot-on James...

Very much my findings over many, many years...
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