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Can I make my mirrors fog-free?

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In our master bathroom, we've got 4 mirrors, 2 picture frame mirrors and 2 medicine cabinet mirrors. After a shower, 3 of them are all fogged up, and 1 of the medicine cabinet mirrors is clear as day. The 1 mirror that is unfoggable was a more recent purchase, so I'm guessing that it was made to be fog-free. For the other 3, is there any type of application that can be put on them to keep them from fogging up?
 

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I will have to check into that. I also found on ehow that mixing vinegar and hot water can work. Whodathunk?
 

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They sell fog proof mirrors (sharper image, hammacher schlemmler), i have them installed in my bathrooms, as well as my stand up shower for when I shave.
 

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They sell fog proof mirrors (sharper image, hammacher schlemmler), i have them installed in my bathrooms, as well as my stand up shower for when I shave.

I don't want to buy new mirrors. I'll try the vinegar/water solution tonight and see how it works in the morning.
 

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I wasn't aware that they made a special anti-fog item. Guess I should have looked before I shot off my mouth...
 

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is there any type of application that can be put on them to keep them from fogging up?

I would love a solution to this problem too. It feels like I have tried everything (including several purchases from charming snake oil salesmen) but to no avail. :(
 

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I've been to "fancy" hotels where they must apply some coating via a stencil to the bathroom mirror such that when it fogs up during your shower, you then see the hotel's logo and usually a circle area in the middle you you can see yourself for shaving, etc. Cool effect, but I don't know what they use to do that.

Kurt
 

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You could try making the ambient temp of the bathroom warmer prior to showering. Or perhaps try circulating the air with a low speed oscillating fan.
 

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I read eons ago that using shaving cream to wipe down the mirror works. It's been so long ago and I rarely worry about fogging that I do not recall if this trick actually works. But report back if you try it!
 

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Ehow.com says to mix 2 oz vinegar in a quart of hot water. Wipe the solution on the mirror with a lint free cloth and let dry. Have not tried it, but it was well reported.

Jim
 

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I've been to "fancy" hotels where they must apply some coating via a stencil to the bathroom mirror such that when it fogs up during your shower, you then see the hotel's logo and usually a circle area in the middle you you can see yourself for shaving, etc. Cool effect, but I don't know what they use to do that.

Kurt

Does anyone know how this is done? Sounds kinda "cool".
 

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Hi John, I remember reading somewhere that using the old type lather shave cream does the trick.
 

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Shortly after this post I recalled a product called "no fog" that was around in the 1980's when I needed something to stop fogging on my sports glasses when I played basketball. If it's still around it might work.
 

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We have a sponge covered with something similar to a chamois, that is supposed to work to defog the inside of the windshield. We also have some anti-fog cloths for the same purpose. They do not work for us, because they are on the workbench or in the basement or in the wrong car rather than in the car with a foggy windshield, :D but it might be worth looking for one. Try any auto store, or probably even the auto dept of WalMart or Tar-ghez.
 
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