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Windshield haze.

About the anti-fog product and summer:  Just in case, you apply the 
anti-fog then buff the haze off once it dries, just like the Rain-X.  Now, 
as for the hazy stuff you ONLY see in the summer -- it is vapor from the 
dash that is deposited on the windshield.  Although more noticeable on 
vehicles with a large, vinyl dash area (this includes 914's, too :) this 
sounds like what is happening to you.  As the summer's heat and increased 
ultraviolet radiation bathes the synthetic dash covering the dash gives off 
vapors.  These vapors stick to the first thing they touch -- your 
windshield.  Then any dust/pollutants in the air sticks to the vaporous 
haze that is stuck to your windshield and you're stuck behind the wheel 
unable to see clearly :)

Or else you allow smoking in your car :(

To help control this use a product for the vinyl that has UV inhibitors.  These 
inhibitors are like a sunscreen for your vinyl and rubber pieces to help them 
last longer, much like the sunscreen you put on your body to protect it from 
getting burned in the summer.

I am very familiar with the inside/outside windshield scraping and Doug is 
correct, the stuff works great.
     Toby Erkson
     modified '72 VW Squareback 2.0L
     stock '75 Porsche 914 1.8L
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Subject: re: heat!
Author:  type-3-errors@umich.edu at SMTPGATE
Date:    11/13/96 5:19 PM

...the floor vents up front.  I've also found that a product called 
Anti-fog from Rain-X helps a lot, but when summer came the stuff seemed to 
dry to this hazy stuff that I had to clean off the inner surface of my 
windshield every three weeks or so.  All in all, it was worth it to have it 
on all winter (no scraping of the outside *and* inside of the windshield in 
the morning)!

Just my 2 cents,

Doug H.
'71 Squareback

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