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Man uses strips of painter’s tape to show how to easily defog car windows
There are many ways to clear the fog from car windows but this one is quick, simple, and effective.
Jessica Adler
10.08.22

No matter the season, one of the things you can almost always count on is fog on the windows.

Thankfully, there are ways to prevent it.

ChrisFix will show us how.

The car detailer tests five methods on his car window to figure out which works best.

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Car windows get foggy because of dramatic temperature changes and existing humidity.

In the wintertime, it is cold outside and when a person enters their car with their body heat and breath, fog will form on the windows.

It’s just the opposite during summer.

The outside of your car has a high temperature and when you turn your car’s air conditioning the cold hits the existing humidity and fogs the windows.

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Are the rumors true?

ChrisFix had heard of four household products that were rumored to stop windows from fogging up.

The four products are baby shampoo, shaving cream, hand sanitizer, and potatoes.

There are already products you can buy at a store that will keep your windows from fogging such as Rain-X.

Chris decided to try out all five products to see if household products, which will be cheaper, are just as good.

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Breaking it down into parts

ChrisFix separated his driver’s side window into five separate sections for each product.

The top left will have the Rain-X and the top right will have the shaving cream.

The bottom left will have the baby shampoo, the bottom middle will use a potato, and the bottom right will have the hand sanitizer.

Have you ever tried any of these household products to stop your windows from fogging?

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The Rain-X, shaving cream, baby shampoo, and hand sanitizer are all applied with the same method.

On a clean window put a small amount of the product onto a paper towel or napkin and apply it to the window.

Once the window has been covered completely, use another paper towel or napkin to wipe off any residue.

This method is quick and simple.

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ChrisFix - YouTube

The potato method

It’s a tad bit different but just as quick and easy.

You will want to cut the potato and apply the inside part of the potato to the window.

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ChrisFix starts to fog his window with steaming water after applying all products.

Which product will work best?

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The top two products, Rain-X and shaving cream work the best.

The shaving cream hack works just as well as a product aimed at keeping windows from fogging.

The baby shampoo left soapy residue.

The hand sanitizer did not work at all and fogged up quickly.

While the potato left residue on the window, just like the baby shampoo.

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ChrisFix - YouTube

Everyone has shaving cream at home.

Now you know you can use it for more than shaving.

Shaving cream is also much cheaper than products, such as Rain-X, that aim to keep fog off windows.

Since shaving cream is the top choice another great hack is to use shaving cream on your bathroom mirrors to keep them from fogging too.

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ChrisFix - YouTube

See how well (or not) each method worked in ChrisFix’s video below!

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By Jessica Adler
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Jessica Adler is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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