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How to get rid of car misting: The Sockman Comes to Save Us!

Phillip Roberts 5. December 2014 Dirty hands, Magazine No Comments

The Irritating villain that is in-car condensation or car-misting has been plaguing our cars for too long. It is about time a new superhero came to put us out of our misery. Just like Spiderman mutated from a not too appealing creature, this super hero is made out of socks and cat litter.

How to get rid of car misting? Find yourself a pair of socks you don’t wear anymore. Make sure there are no holes in them. Find a funnel or, you can use the trick in the video to make it easier for filling. Fill up the first sock to it’s ankle and tie the end of the sock. Then put your filled up sock into the second sock and tie it off nicely, perhaps with a ribbon. Put it somewhere in the car and away you go.

One important note, it won’t work right away because of how cat litter works, it absorbs moisture as time goes by. So don’t expect it to work immediately. After about a week you will see a lot less mist on your windows.

If you don’t have cat litter you could use other stuff that is super absorbent like rice (although not as good) or even tampons or lady towels.  An extra tip: you may want to find yourself some stylish socks if you really want to have them on your dashboard.

Let us know how it worked.


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About Phillip Roberts

As a little boy my Dad always told me stories about the glorious days of automotive pioneering and days when classics were common. This has influenced me in such an effect I have become a helpless petrol-head...

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…my driving license was still on it's way when I had bought my first petrol-smelling Italian stallion... No, it wasn't a Ferrari... It was Fiat Regata, twin choke Weber 1.5 in neat condition with bad attitude. It wasn't in any way quick by today's standards nor was it a good handler. More like an SUV actually. It was so high that my girlfriend at the time, (a little taller than a bucket,) almost needed a ladder to get into it. However, it was a good car till the first winter came and I wrecked it.

My next car was a BMW E30 1987 2.4d. It is still my all-time favorite. It just had a black metallic paint job done when I bought it and shiny chrome bumpers. As Steel Panther would say say, "that car was bitchin'." I had nice Alpina alloys that I kept getting nicked for. Apparently they were not marked in my documents so each time the police caught me I got a fine.

After about a dozen fines in 3 months I said `sod it` and had BMW amend my documents. This one wasn't really quick off the mark but once it was up to speed you could throw it into any corner and it would come out still alive and pointing the right way. I sold it eventually because I didn't have the time to get it back to original condition and I later found out that the guy I sold it to wrecked it couple of months after. What a shame.

I also had a BMW E46. I liked the look of it but it was useless. It had so many problems one day I wished someone would run into me so I could get rid of it and get some money back. Guess what... a week later a Spanish fellow in a borrowed company Skoda ran up the boot and parked on my back seat. My girlfriend got a panic attack and became so furious she would have beaten him up if I`d let her. However, I had successfully gotten rid of the car.

So this is the story of my beginnings. There are two things that I love other than music and my family. Writing and cars. Why not combine them? I figured there may be more people like me and so I wanted to participate in this amazing opportunity for everyone to share their knowledge, experience and passion, and build something unique while doing it.

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