When your car's windshield becomes too cloudy to see out of and the outside wipers do nothing to help the situation, the problem is coming from within the vehicle. There are several things to blame for windshield fogging, such as heat, since when it's warm inside the car water has a better chance of becoming a gas rather than liquid. Also, when it's humid inside the vehicle, either from the outside climate or from several passengers breathing and talking, more water vapor is produced. Condensation can also cause your windshield to fog up. Rather than use a commercial anti-fog product, which can contain toxic chemicals such as isopropyl alcohol and butyl cellosolve, make your own eco-friendly treatment using vinegar.
· Items that you'll need:
· 2 tbsp. distilled white vinegar
· Small funnel
· Plastic spray bottle
· Essential oil (optional)
· Lint-free cloth
Making a Homemade Anti-Fog Windshield Spray:
1. Boil 1 quart of water and then pour it into a large bowl.
2. Pour 2 tbsp. of distilled white vinegar into the bowl and stir to combine with the water.
3. Allow the vinegar and water solution to cool to room temperature. Place a small funnel into the top of a clean plastic spray bottle and pour the solution into it.
4. If you don't like the smell of vinegar, you can make your vehicle smell fresh by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil, such as sweet orange, lavender or spearmint into the bottle. Screw the lid on and shake the bottle to distribute the oil. Not only will the spray cleaner smell better as you're using it, it will naturally scent and deodorize your vehicle without the use of expensive, chemical-laden air fresheners.
5. Clean the vehicle windows with your favorite all-purpose glass cleaner to remove any dust, debris or grime that's on them. Then, spray an even layer of the vinegar mixture over the inside portion of the windshield glass and wipe it dry with a lint-free cloth. As another option, if you don't have a spray bottle, you can dip a clean, soft cloth into the mixture and wipe it over the glass, allowing it to air dry.
The treatment will most likely keep your windows fog-free for a few weeks to a month, but you can repeat the treatment process as often as necessary, especially if you live in a humid climate. If your windows continue to fog up, you might need to have your car checked out at an auto mechanic, like Car And Truck Services Inc.Share
23 June 2015
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