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Old 10-04-2017, 10:44 PM   #1
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Defroster without a/c

In most if not all cars, I thought the a/c kicked in when the defroster was turned. How does a defroster work on a bus without a/c?

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Old 10-05-2017, 12:25 AM   #2
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Rain-X makes an anti-fog solution. It comes in a black bottle, rather than the normal yellow. The stuff works wonders.
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:21 AM   #3
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Long before they tied the defrost to the a/c it was just a high volume of warm/hot air. Until the 2000s a/c was an option.

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Old 10-05-2017, 09:41 AM   #4
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like others have said.. the defroster just pushes warm air.. it doesnt work as well as a refrigerated defrost.. opening the front and rear section of the driver window about 2 inches each will help.. it sucks out the humid air and lets in some outside air..

in my DEV bus, i installed a refrigerated defriost just because I like that feature of a car.. (and I wanted dashboard A/C)..
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:40 AM   #5
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Rain-X makes an anti-fog solution. It comes in a black bottle, rather than the normal yellow. The stuff works wonders.
Rain-X is a rip-off. Use Turtle Wax instead.
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Old 10-05-2017, 12:47 PM   #6
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I've used the black bottle antifog stuff in a truck of mine and my experience was that it made the windows fog up easier. External rain x works wonders but the internal stuff I can't recommend at all.
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:26 PM   #7
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While on the subject...

A farmer told me to wipe down the inside of my windshield with a plug of chewing tobacco to keep it from fogging. Tried it on my old jeep and damned if it didn't help! Use it un-chewed BTW.

PS...I do NOT chew tobacco.
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