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Windows misting

Post by mintydrummerman » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:43 am

Recently carpeted the back of my van. Anyone else suffering with the front windows misting up recently?

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Re: Windows misting

Post by brooneye » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:36 am

If it’s on the inside it’s normally a bit of dampness somewhere inside. Such as a damp carpet


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Re: Windows misting

Post by dan@biali » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:03 am

Could also be worth checking the pollen filter but as brooneye says, points to moisture somewhere. Could it be the water in the adhesive you used for carpeting the rear evaporating?
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Re: Windows misting

Post by mintydrummerman » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:18 pm

I've just realised I sponged down the bulkheads and hosed them and don't think I let them dry enough. Doh!

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Re: Windows misting

Post by punkCK » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:21 pm

campers and converted vans are meant to have trickle or air vents to stop condensation happening.
My old T25 and T4 had them and once id insulated and carpeted they only just managed.
With the veltrim type carpets on walls and roof it captures moisture every time you've got the door or windows open, even worse in this cold damp time of year.
Another thing with modern vehicles is you can't manually turn the cabin heat direction to recycle when you park it up at night to stop any cold air coming in.
Or does it auto stay on recycle when you shut down the engine??
Maybe worth retro fitting something?
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Re: Windows misting

Post by loglifter » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:43 pm

Check underneath any flooring you’ve laid, mine was sodden, I had run the carpet lining down off the wheel arches onto the floor, also did same round rear door frame and water somehow percolated in past door seal , along carpet on floor then dripped down onto carpet in foot well behind/under drivers seat leaving it soaking and stinking. Cured it by trimming all excess carpet back, hope this helps


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Re: Windows misting

Post by mintydrummerman » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:20 pm

Thanks for the comments all

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Re: Windows misting

Post by m90stw » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:40 am

I had a small amount of water in the pan under the drivers seat, dried it & put in a dehumidifier & no more misty windows 👍

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Re: Windows misting

Post by mintydrummerman » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:31 pm

So I reckon I've discovered the issue. The van would have a clicking sound when reversing and spraying the washer fluid. When pressing the recirc button I get the clicking.before it goes into the garage I guess it's the recirculation valve

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Re: Windows misting

Post by Yeti » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:48 pm

dan@biali wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:03 am
Could also be worth checking the pollen filter

Always worth a quick look, the one in my dads fabia had half a pint of water in. :D
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Re: Windows misting

Post by ViralEye » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:11 pm

I only got my van a week ago and with the cold nights drawing in I had misted windows the other day. I've now got 2 silica bags on the dashboard permanently and not had the problem dince!. Worth a try

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