Expert urges drivers to rub shaving foam on their car in simple de-mist tip

Motoring experts have revealed a bottle of shaving foam could “prevent moisture” from sticking to a windscreen or window in a DIY de-misting technique this autumn or winter.

Specialists claim the foam’s properties will help leave windows “mist-free” making it ideal for cold autumn evenings. 

Foam is also “highly aerated” which means road users will not be blinded by streaks across their screens when trying to drive. 

The unique household hack was shared by motoring pundits at Leasing Options.

They explained: “It may seem counterintuitive, but if you lather shaving foam across your windows, rub it in and then wipe it off, the film left behind after wiping off prevents moisture from adhering to the window, leaving windows mist-free. 

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“What’s more is, because shaving foam is so highly aerated, it keeps the film layer thin enough that it wouldn’t leave any streaks or marks that might obstruct your view of the road. 

“A cheap bottle of shaving cream can be bought for 99p, if you don’t have one around the house you can use.”

Because the foam stops condensation from appearing it is important motorists apply the product before going to bed.

Colder temperatures and rainfall are ideal conditions for steamed-up windows to appear at night and early in the morning.

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De-misting a vehicle may seem like a chore but booking to clear all the steam away could land drivers in hot water. 

The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989 and the Highway Code both make clear that it is against the law to drive with foggy windows. 

Motorists who ignore the guidelines could be issued a staggering £2,500 fine and three penalty points on a driving licence. 

Select Car Leasing expert Graham Conway also suggested shaving foam as the ideal solution to clean steam.

He explained: “Firing up the air conditioning and leaving windows open for a while are both good ways to ensure your windscreen and other windows are clear of condensation.

“But another handy approach is to use a humble can of shaving foam, which can be bought for as little as 95p in supermarkets such as Aldi.

“That’s because if you smear it over the glass before rubbing it off, it leaves a film that prevents moisture from sticking to it.

“That means your windows will remain clear, and because of its foamy form it is unlikely to leave any annoying streaks or marks – so it’s a win-win situation.”

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