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Anti fog on Windows??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by snowcrazy, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. snowcrazy

    snowcrazy Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 409

    Hey guys last season we were having some issues with our 4 door Silverado fogging up rear door Windows.... My uncle runs this truck for me and he does run defrost wide open but it's just not doing the job. We used to run anti fog on our racecar helmet shields back in the day and it worked great but never tried it on Windows... Any feedback appreciated!
     
  2. superdutypsd

    superdutypsd Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Also interested to, my truck has tinted windows which was suppose to help but between the fog and tint, your damn near blind, and at night just forget about it
     
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,483

    I'm a scuba diver.

    yes, some of you just thought of spit.:nono:

    We use a product called "sea~drops" to keep our masks from fogging.

    I have used it on my rear windows with good results.
    it works much better that rain-X anti-fog.
     
  4. snowcrazy

    snowcrazy Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 409

    That is good info I'll look it up man thank u!
     
  5. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    Forgive my stupidity, but I don't understand why visibility out of the rear door windows would be an issue, but then again, I'm not used to plowing with an extended cab truck.
     
  6. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    My windows are tinted and I use a product from Stoners called Invisible Glass. Not an anti-fog but it helps clear them up a bit. Plus it is safe for tint unlike some cleaners.
     
  7. superdutypsd

    superdutypsd Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    For me its my front windshield and front sides my back is blocked by v-box, and its either defrost on full blast and cooking inside the truck, or windows down
     
  8. superdutypsd

    superdutypsd Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Yes i have that to, my wife buys it to clean the glass in the house some times, i will have to give it a try never though to use it to see if it helps
     
  9. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    Weird that your windshield is bad. In the winter I tend to keep the windows cracked, with defrost on full. Been good for me so far. Check if your vents facing the side windows are blocked?
     
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,483

    what happens is some guys get out to shovel.
    they then throw their jacket in the back.
    this moisture cause the window to fog.
    or it's snowing and blowing so hard snow is sticking to the window causing condensation.

    clean and rain-X the outside of your windows to limit any snow or ice from sticking.

    try to knock off all snow from your clothing before getting back in.


    to keep the front clear, run the defrost, med to high.
    adjust the temp as nessary and adjust the opening of the windows. to limit any snow blowing in.

    You want to "pressurize" the cab, air in threw the defrosters and out the window.
    and avoid recirculating....
     
  11. superdutypsd

    superdutypsd Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    I move the two side vents to face the door and have the front on defrost also, usually crack the windows, one to help and two because the heat from the defrost will usually cook me out, thats with the heat on low and blower on 2 maybe, my front will fog up more so up along top and top corners, the sides im pretty much out of luck and will only clear up the bottom corner were vents blowing towards, not even enought to just clear were my mirror is, and as said if i get out of the truck, or have to lower the defrost its game on again and starting all over trying to get them cleared up, alot of times i find myself wiping my drivers side with my arm
     
  12. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    I havent had that issue, but I run windows like halfway down and blower on full. evens out normally.
     
  13. superdutypsd

    superdutypsd Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    If is not coming down bad or stops snowing i do the same, but if its snowing its butt off only crack the windows, so snow not blowing thru the truck, last season i had a cracked windshield the spider pretty good, i dnt know if that had anything to do with the windows and windshield fogging up, bc i do not remember it being that bad the years before and then middle of the season my mirror defrosts burn out, new windshield new Mirrors to the updated styles and a new season so well see how it goes
     
  14. snowcrazy

    snowcrazy Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 409

    You would be surprised.... See I have a reg cab truck that is no prob.... Wish I had two ref cab trucks for plowing but one is a do it all truck.. Haul the family, pull trailers, plow snow etc etc. honestly I never had many issues when I plowed out of this truck but I can stand running full heat on defrost and not cooking... My uncle including other employee cannot, they just get so hot they can't stand it.. When u are in tiny lots like banks I look out the passenger side rear door window quite a bit actually.
     
  15. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    I guess I'm just too used to not being able to look out the back window. Even when I am in a truck where I have that capability, I still don't.
     
  16. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    I only used it a few times. RIP truck.
     
  17. snowcrazy

    snowcrazy Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 409

    I def understand! Esp if someone has a v box... We cannot get bulk salt around here so I have always just ran smaller tailgate salters...... I use my mirrors MOST of the time without turning around but damn it scares me to not wheel around and look when I'm plowing at McDonald's, banks, small strip malls etc in the event I have to plow during hours
     
  18. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,483

    Optics, glases etc etc

    image.jpg
     
  19. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    I was aboot to use rainx antifog on my trucks, got it sitting right here...now it looks like I need to visit the dive shop..