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    Default Found a cure to Headlight Misting up

    Ever since I changed to my headlights in the rain (not a good idea) one of them misted up quite badly all the time.

    I tried taking the headlight off the car, taking all the bulbs out, and putting the whole headlight in the kitchen oven on a very low temperature for an hour or so, until all the mist/water had evaporated, but do to the fact it was the passenger side headlight, and the windscreen wash topup funnel is directly behind, water kept seeping in and misting it up again.

    Well I had a brainwave!!

    When you buy new electrical products, the come with a small SILICA GEL pouch inside. This comes in packages for electrical products, to stop moisture from damaging the products while in the packaging.

    So, simply get one of these SILICA GEL packs, and put in the back of the headlight where the bulbs go, put the cover back on the headlight, and within 24 hours the misting up has gone

    So the same will go for Rear lights too.

    It's the small pack of little Silicone balls, usually has DO NOT EAT printed on the pouch.

    Hope this helps someone like it did me.

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    so did it work? my mondeo kept misting up in the headlight on the drivers side..really annoying!

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    really good idea is that....

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    Damn just threw some away some at the weekend!

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    might have to keep changing the silica gel stuff - but ok if you can get it from work.

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    Yeh it works.

    I've had it on for a few weeks now, just just realised I should share the wisdom

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    If you can't get hold of the gel packs, sachets of salt will have the same effect as salt draws moisture from the atmosphere.

    Had a mate with a boat once that had terrible problems with damp after the cowling was left off and the bilge pump failed. He got 2 of those big tins of roses and filled them with salt, left them in the boat for a few days and then took them home and dried them in the oven before putting them back again. Sorted his damp problem out in about 2 weeks.

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    Problem salted... ahem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vec-trance View Post
    Problem salted... ahem
    hahaha

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