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rcx718

posted on 16/8/15 at 06:42 AM Reply With Quote
Windscreen anti mist solutions?

Hey! There's some requirement in the IVA that there needs to be a way to de-mist the windscreen. What solutions are people using for this?
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SJ

posted on 16/8/15 at 06:55 AM Reply With Quote
I think your options are a normal car heater (OEM or mini aftermarket ones), electric heater if you can get one up to the job, or a Caterham type heated screen.

I'll be fitting an OEM car heater to mine this winter. Not worked out how though yet.

Stu

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Slimy38

posted on 16/8/15 at 08:54 AM Reply With Quote
Here's an electric one;

http://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/electric-demist-heater

Although even in the description it suggests you might need more than one. I'll be going down the standard heater matrix route, plumbing in a small radiator with vents to the screen.

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ianhurley20

posted on 16/8/15 at 11:51 AM Reply With Quote
MX5 heater radiator and CAD designed case with a fan from the MX5 as well (CAD = cardboard aided design) - but screen comes after IVA ;-)





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Slimy38

posted on 16/8/15 at 12:52 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ianhurley20
MX5 heater radiator and CAD designed case with a fan from the MX5 as well (CAD = cardboard aided design) - but screen comes after IVA ;-)


Pants, never thought of that. I just binned it with the interior.

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rcx718

posted on 17/8/15 at 07:38 AM Reply With Quote
Ha that electric heater draws a whopping 14 amps and still isn't powerful!

I kept the heater matrix from my donor car but it's a very awkward shape that will not be easy to fit. So is the MX5 one with the cardboard aided design a more easily usable shape or something? Any photos?

How will IVA test that the heater is powerful enough?

What sort of price are we looking at for the heated type windscreen if the windscreen is a simple flat shape?

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tims31

posted on 17/8/15 at 07:58 AM Reply With Quote
I now it's not locost but these seem to be good compact heaters here

or this on fleabay [ebay]#3f51eb1d36[/ebay]

[Edited on 17/8/15 by tims31]

[Edited on 17/8/15 by tims31]





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Chris_Xtreme

posted on 17/8/15 at 09:38 AM Reply With Quote
my xtreme manages to fit in the sierra unit,, in my robin hood i had a old mini heater. The sierra one is far more powerful,

for the sva test if i remember correctly, they just turned it on an felt for warm air blowing up. not done iva.

if you want to be useful on a rainy cool eve with the hood on, fit something powerful, to pass the test you can probably get away with anything blowing hot air up.

[Edited on 17/8/15 by Chris_Xtreme]

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The Black Flash

posted on 17/8/15 at 09:19 PM Reply With Quote
Or just do the test with an aeroscreen and decide you need a windscreen later.
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