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Old 24th June 2006, 21:54   #1
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Default Visibility Problems in the Monsoon

I face a problem while driving during the monsoons. with the windows rolled up during the rains, water drops start collecting on the side glasses & the RHS & LHS mirrors. with bumper to bumper traffic in bombay it gets very difficult to see the rickshaws & other traffic on the side especially during the nightime.
Is there any solution so that the visisbilty can be improved?
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Old 24th June 2006, 22:36   #2
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You only solution is heated mirrors....most high-end cars come with it. But i doubt you can have an aftermarket fitment of this feature.
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Old 24th June 2006, 22:58   #3
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You only solution is heated mirrors....most high-end cars come with it. But i doubt you can have an aftermarket fitment of this feature.
Even Aveo has those me think.

And we do haev a thread abt monsoon riding tips
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Old 13th July 2006, 23:33   #4
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i tried applying vista car care de fogger inside my car. it didnt work!!!!!!!!!
i tried rainx for outside car glass application. it didnt work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
why do these people sell non working items in market?????
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Old 14th July 2006, 00:08   #5
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kaiser and gigy, what car do you drive?

the problem is really bad with my swift. one thing i've found is that if you close the ac vent that's near the window you get a little less misting at that spot.

is it possible to teflon coat the outside surface of the windows? that might help.
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apply rain X on the all glasses.it def helps but dont expect any miracles but water does bead up and slide of hence enhancing vision.
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Old 14th July 2006, 14:34   #7
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What is RainX? How much does it cost?


PS: from www.rainx.com I came to know what it is, but still wonder how much it costs and how effective it is [looks like an imported product]

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Old 14th July 2006, 15:30   #8
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today the third time i applied rainx , there is some inprovement. i am waiting for actual rains to show me the difference. when water drops fall on windshield it beads up now although it dosent roll off. may be because of small drop size. mine is baleno.
rainx cost 250rs in milan subway,mumbai. this year pack comes with free glass cleaner.
may be that glass cleaner is not that effective since all the previous times i was using it. this time a used another dedicated brand
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you could use your a/c set it to a minimum and turn the vents towards the roof.. this will definitely eliminate the mist inside..This mist inside traditionally happens in cars with bad HVAC systems..
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Try rubbing tobacco from a cigarette on your mirrors. Costs less than 3 bucks, almost 100 times cheaper than "Rain X".
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Look.. all these companies like RAINX et all just SUCKER you into buying a product that does not work at all.
Here's a trick I learnt from a 7 time Indian National Rally Champion.
Just buy a sachet of WASHING DETERGENT (yes you read me right).. and just wet your windscreen and rub it down, then wash the screen with water, just pour over the screen and VOILA.. you have something that REALLY works
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Try rubbing tobacco from a cigarette on your mirrors. Costs less than 3 bucks, almost 100 times cheaper than "Rain X".
Interesting !! How to execute this? Hold the powder (or whatever it is) in pinch and directly rub it on the mirror? Or mix in water? or some thing else?
Any particular brand of cigarette preferred?

Never purchased cigarette till now .. looks like I'll have to take help of some smoker friend for this.
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Just buy a sachet of WASHING DETERGENT (yes you read me right).. and just wet your windscreen and rub it down, then wash the screen with water, just pour over the screen and VOILA.. you have something that REALLY works
What ? Rub the sachet ?
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What ? Rub the sachet ?
OK I'm sorry.. I didnt know we were dealing with the three stooges here... TAKE THE POWDER OUTA THE SACHET.. is that clear enough?
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the tobacco method will work..am not sure about the detergent though!!
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