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Man divides car window into five to test top defogging hacks

May 4th, 2021

Foggy windows can be romantic.

Imagine being alone on your favorite couch, sipping hot coffee, and listening to music while looking outside through the windows.

Sounds relaxing, right?

When driving, having foggy windows is not fun

The romance stops there. When car windows are involved, it is actually problematic. Driving around in erratic weather with foggy windows limits visibility and can cause an accident.

That is why drivers buy anti-foggers

According to All State foggy windows are caused by the external temperature and the air’s moisture content inside. If it is cold outside, any moisture in the car (like your that coming from breath) causes windows to fog. Even when it is humid outside, fog stills builds up when the air conditioner on.

There are many anti-foggers available at stores. However, there are also plenty of urban legends claiming that certain household items can be used for the very same thing. Wouldn’t it be useful to know which of these actually work?

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YouTube user - ChrisFix Source: YouTube user - ChrisFix

Enter ChrisFix

ChrisFix is a vlogger who posts tips about cars and everything related to fixing them. In one of his videos, he decides to test which among the following items works as a defogger: a store-bought anti-fogger, shaving cream, baby shampoo, potato, and a hand sanitizer.

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YouTube user -ChrisFix Source: YouTube user -ChrisFix

Chris is methodical

Chris wants the audience to clearly see which among the items works best. So, using tape, Chris divides his window into five parts. He plans to use an item in each quadrant.

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YouTube user - ChrisFix Source: YouTube user - ChrisFix

Item no. 1: Anti-fogger

Chris first tests a standard store-bought anti-fogger. He follows the instructions and places the chemical on paper. Then, he wipes his windows clean.

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YouTube user - ChrisFix Source: YouTube user - ChrisFix

Item no. 2: Shaving cream

Next up, Chris uses shaving cream. Unlike the anti-fogger, he puts in more effort in order to clean the windows with the shaving cream. He first needs to spread the cream on the window and then clean it off.

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YouTube user - ChrisFix Source: YouTube user - ChrisFix

Item no. 3: Baby shampoo

Chris, a scuba diver, shares that he uses baby shampoo to defog his gear. He thinks that it would work just as well with his car windows. He puts the shampoo on the window and cleans it off using paper.

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YouTube user - ChrisFix Source: YouTube user - ChrisFix

Item no. 4: Potato

According to Chris, there is an urban legend among divers that potatoes are excellent defoggers. Though he has not used it before for his own equipment, he wants to try. In effect, he ends up transferring the logic and uses a potato on his window to defog it.

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YouTube user - ChrisFix Source: YouTube user - ChrisFix

Item no. 5: Hand Sanitizer

Alcohol cleans everything. So, it should work as a defogger, right? Well, Chris is here to find out!

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YouTube user - Chris Fix Source: YouTube user - Chris Fix

Let there be fog

Now, that all 5 quadrants have been wiped with their respective agents, it’s time to test which one performs the best. So, Chris fogs the windows by putting a warm cup of water near it.

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YouTube user - ChrisFix Source: YouTube user - ChrisFix

And the winner is…

Actually, there are two winners. As you can see from the picture, quadrants 1 and 2 are clear. Those two used the anti-fogger and shaving cream respectively.

Meanwhile, quadrants 3 and 4 are okay but not clear. They also seem to be a bit soapy, according to Chris. Quadrant 5 is a total flop and is full of fog.

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YouTube user - ChrisFix Source: YouTube user - ChrisFix

Shave and save

Isn’t it cool that a normal household product has another purpose? You can definitely save money and time using this simple hack. What’s more, is that it can be used to defog your bathroom mirrors! Isn’t that a brilliant hack?

Watch the video and witness how Chris came to his conclusion.

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Source: All State, Chris Fix’ YouTube

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