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    Frozen Windscreen :(

    Does anyone know how to stop the Inside of my windscreen from freezing up?

    I thought on new cars this shouldnt happen, but it does everyday!

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    Mine too, well mainly when I breathe when getting in the car/slighty warmer air hitting the freezing windscreen probs does it.

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    Mine does this too, its soo annoying as if you start scraping you get covered in ice inside the car lol!

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    if you open your windows for 5 minutes before the end of your journey the air inside the car will obviously be cold like the outside, therefore it wont cool down and freeze to your windscreen

    its freezing because the air inside the car is warmer than the air outside (beacause of the heaters obviously) so when this cools, you get condensation, then you get ice

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    Try putting some old carpet or similar onto the screen once you have parked up for the night, that should insulate both inside and out.
    This has worked for me for the last couple of nights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBIN HOOD View Post
    Try putting some old carpet or similar onto the screen once you have parked up for the night, that should insulate both inside and out.
    This has worked for me for the last couple of nights.
    this!

    + make sure the inside of your wind screen is clean as well

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    I use a flattened box across my windscreen when we have a brewery order delivered!

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    Clean your windscreen often, i do and mine dont freeze and hasn't done yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pew View Post
    if you open your windows for 5 minutes before the end of your journey the air inside the car will obviously be cold like the outside, therefore it wont cool down and freeze to your windscreen

    its freezing because the air inside the car is warmer than the air outside (beacause of the heaters obviously) so when this cools, you get condensation, then you get ice

    i have tried that, i opened the doors to let all the cold air in, still froze over.

    its awful i just sit there with the heaters blowing on it for 10minutes.

    Tonight i just moved my mums car out of the garage and stuck mine in so it'll be fine tomorrow!

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    Mine only freezes inside where I haven't cleaned it very well, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Mine only freezes inside where I haven't cleaned it very well, lol.
    what do you clean yours with?

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    i just use glass cleaner, same stuff i do the windows in the house with

    seems to work fine

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    oh right, i'll have a go sometime!

    cheers guys!

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    Haha good ideas, sound obvious until you do them

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    I've found turning the heater control all the way to the left when l park up tends to help.

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    Dont spit on the inside of your windscreen when you talk!

    Mines never frozen so i dont really understand

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    mine was doing it aswell. but found an idea for that. Mind You got a wee bags with small balls inside whch is absorbing a damp from air when You buy new trainers? (just an example) Well my misus working for bic electronic company and they got deliveries with silicon blocks. In the boxes are the same bag witha that small balls inside but alot bigger. two on a back and two under a seats and job's done. absorbing everything and works really well. Car probably is damp inside. There's a couple of reasons. Main is when U get Ur car mats they are absorbing every drop of water, snow and other s**t from Ur boots. When U turn a heater on (as I do aswell for legs) that starting water to evaporate and U got steamy windows inside. With connection with freezin temp's outsiedce U got frozen windows inside.

    Sorry for boring post but i think it answered most questions. As someone said also helps when U turn heaters to cold short before U end Ur journey.

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    i always thought it happened when there was damp inside your car ie your carpets or matts from your trainers. or i remember it happened on corsa c's when rain leaked into the passenger footwell

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    its called silica gel and yeah you will need quite a bit of it lol however if you buy a cheap biscuit barrel in the lid they have it and u can take out the metal thing that holds it and yeah just whack it under the seats or summat

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    Mines has only ever frozen inside once, found it strangely funny at first, freezing inside.
    Didn't find it so funny after I started driving and it started melting and all the condensation ran down the window and i couldn't see feckall :lol:

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    the silica gel thing sounds a good idea as i agree with the above about damp getting in due to snow on feet etc then its all condensation freezing etc...

    does anyone know how long the little bags last?

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    A long time depends on humidity , extreme temps etc

    It constants absorbs & de sorbss depending on water vapour

    All I know is you can re use it by putting it in the oven at 150degree to re dry it out just the beads not in the sachet lol
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