So you’re meeting your friends for happy hour, but you live on a busy street and don’t want random passersby seeing you inside the car. You’re also still getting used to being an adult and having roommates, so driving to meet them feels like a risk. Luckily there is an easy solution that doesn’t break the bank: fogging your car windows with household supplies. This DIY project is simple, cheap, and effective. It takes just 30 minutes to fog up your car windows with little prep time or cost involved. Read on for everything you need to know about how to fog up car windows for privacy!
How To Fog Up Car Windows For Privacy?
- First of all, you need to find a window that is fogging up the most. You can see the fogging for yourself by looking at the window from a distance. You can also use a digital camera to take some pictures of it.
- Now, you need to remove the window from its frame so that you can prepare your supplies for this project. You will need:
- A piece of cloth (drapes are good)
- A spray bottle filled with water (you can use whatever amount of water you want but make sure it’s not too much or else it will drip and make a mess on your floor).
- A pair of scissors
- A piece of paper or cardstock, preferably clear so that you can see through it without any hindrance
- A pencil (or an eraser if your pencil is already broken) 8. And lastly, a pair of rubber gloves
- Take note: If your windows are frosted, then don’t spray them with water because it could melt the frost and cause problems with your windows’ operation later on in life! For example, if they have any kind of insulating glass layers then they might not be able to operate properly if they’re sprayed with water since they might no longer be able to keep their temperature inside due to moisture in them when there’s no longer any frost on them anymore; so just spray them normally instead if this is what happened to yours.
- Now, put the cloth on your hand and make a nice, tight knot in it so that you can use it to cover the window while you spray the water.
- Spray some water on the cloth until it’s wet enough to do its job.
- Take note: If you’re too far away from your car’s window then you might not be able to cover all of it with one piece of cloth so just adjust accordingly and don’t be afraid to use another piece of cloth if necessary since this is a cheap project after all!
- Now, take your pencil or eraser and start drawing lines on the paper (you may want to draw an outline first before you start drawing lines just so that you can see how big your window is). You can draw as many or as few lines as you want but make sure that they are evenly spaced out from each other because if they are unevenly spaced then they will not be straight when hung up on your car’s window frame later on in life!
- Once all of your lines are drawn, cut out the shape with scissors (make sure not to cut through any of the lines that you drew first).
Why Fog Windows?
- It’s a great way to keep your car cool.
- It can help with hearing protection.
- It keeps the interior of your car privately.
- It protects your investment from the elements and from thieves.
- You can customize it to match your car’s interior and make it look good at the same time!
How Does Fogging Work?
- A fogging project works by applying silicone to the inside of your car windows or fogging mats. The silicone dries and adheres to the inside of your windows, creating a thin layer of film that blocks out the light and allows you to remain invisible.
- The silicone also has a cooling effect because it’s colder than the air outside. This means that the film will feel cooler than it actually is, making you harder to spot by heat-seeking eyes and cameras.
- You can also use a fogging paste instead of actual fogging material, which is often sold in spray cans for less money but doesn’t have as much cooling effect as liquid silicone does.
- Fogging is also a great way to hide the interior of your car from view. It’s not as effective as paint, but it’s a great alternative for those who don’t have the means or resources to paint their car or simply want to try something new.
- You can also use fogging as a way to deter criminals from stealing your car in the first place by making it harder for potential thieves to see inside.
Wrapping It Up
Fogging up your car windows is an inexpensive and simple way to get some privacy in the car. Whether you’re meeting friends for happy hour or bringing someone to the airport, fogging your windows can help avoid having to roll down your windows and risk being overheard. When you’re fogging your car windows, make sure to set a timer and keep the windows down a crack to prevent the inside of the car from getting too humid. You also want to avoid fogging the car for too long, or else the fog will become too thick and may obstruct your vision. For the best results, for your car windows just before you need privacy and roll the windows down slightly while you’re driving.