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Is the rear windscreen on Avant frost resistant?

psychopomp1 Dec 5, 2018 at 11:59 AM

  1. psychopomp1

    psychopomp1 Active Member

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    Living in North Scotland, we had the first proper frost of the Winter overnight (temp fell to -3 overnight here in Inverness). When i went to drive my A4 Avant earlier this morning, the front windscreen was covered in a thick layer of frost (easily removed with a squirt of de-icing spray though), however the rear windscreen was totally ice free. Not that I'm complaining but how on earth can this be? Unless the rear glass is somehow ice/frost resistant? If it helps, the rear is black tinted glass (oem).

    Oh and the front heated seats are a godsend in this weather :playful:
     
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  3. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

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    I’m in Aberdeen so had similar weather. Mine is frosted over and was yesterday morning as well. I do find it depends how the car is parked though, you might find if you parked it the opposite way round the front would be clear and the rear frozen.


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  4. RS3 S.

    RS3 S. Well-Known Member

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    ..............i would say the same, must be how it was parked.
     
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    psychopomp1 Active Member

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    Thanks fellas, I'll park the car the other way round overnight and see what effect this has.
     
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  6. Chris Walton

    Chris Walton Active Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 Black Edition S-line owners group

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    Get yourself some Angelwax H2go the windows don’t freeze up anywhere near as bad.



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  7. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Sometimes, when both myself and partner go to work in the mornings, my windscreen can be clear and her's iced over, she has a quick clear heated one though.
    Many factors can contribute to this, wind direction, humility etc. Remember that if the wind is blowing from the rear of your car it can create a low pressure over the front screen which will then make it colder. The same as blowing across a wet finger, try it...
     
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  8. JRF

    JRF Member

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    I have the heated rear seats as well kids love it
     
  9. DotNetDude

    DotNetDude Member TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group

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    I really miss that. I don't know why only certain manufacturers provide it...probably a patent restriction or something like that.
    I was just about to say exactly that. I've found the prevailing wind can make a big difference.
     
  10. cosmicblue

    cosmicblue Active Member TeamMisano Audi RS4

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    I found with a heated front screen (Focus and Evoque) once my eyes had seen the heating elements in the glass I couldn't 'un see' them, a permanently annoying distraction.
     
  11. Spaceman_RS3

    Spaceman_RS3 Well-Known Member Team Ibis Team Panther Audi S4 Audi RS3 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Exactly that it was ford group had the patent but I believe that coes to amend soon or recently has ended
     
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    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    A heated screen was listed on the B9 when it first came out as a £400 option. I spec'd it at the time but they never put it into production. The VAG version has a clear membrane between the two laminates.
    Neither my partner, or myself, are bothered by the elements in the Ford version. But yes when my partner drives off after 30 secs and I am still sat there waiting for my screen to de-ice I miss it too..
     
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  14. cosmicblue

    cosmicblue Active Member TeamMisano Audi RS4

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    We have overcome that de-icing issue...the cars live in the garage...which actually has a radiator, more intended to keep the moisture levels down in there.

    Here in Warwick, many houses have double garages around where we live - people seem to store c**p in the garage and scrape the ice off the windows through the winter - just seems weird to me.
     
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  15. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Quite, I wish I had the luxury of a garage but would never get planning permission to build one. The next house though I plan to have a double garage with heating, ph neutral water, power, electric lift and tiled...
     
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    SMI77 Australia Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

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    ;-)
     
  17. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Oops bloody spell checker...LOL
    Not much humility when I go out in the mornings...
     
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    Frost resistant glass lol, that's up there with tartan paint
     
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    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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  20. SMI77

    SMI77 Australia Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

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    ...and???
     
  21. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

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    :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:

    Although, having gone though the patent process a few times now I can tell you that just because people make claims in them it doesn't always mean that something will work in reality. Haha.
     
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    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User TDi Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

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    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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  24. psychopomp1

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    Haven't had any more frosty nights since then.

    Been quite 'warm' overnight for Inverness lately, around 3-5c lol
     
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  25. wideboybloke

    wideboybloke Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver TFSI Owners Group Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group

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    We have a double garage, but it was built in 1971 when cars were narrower. My A4 only just fits but you can’t open the doors, wife’s A3 is much the same, so both cars sit out in all weathers. We also have a 2012 Seat Ibiza for our sons’ use and it fits OK but you have to be almost a contortionist to get out of the car once it’s garaged. The other redundant garage contains my bikes, my workshop and all the usual stuff that has no place in the house.
     
  26. Spaceman_RS3

    Spaceman_RS3 Well-Known Member Team Ibis Team Panther Audi S4 Audi RS3 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Flatten it build a proper one? Soon as my kids are old enough tam converting the double garage back to just that. Currently one half is a room. The s4 Avant fits in the single that’s left not a lot of room tho. Next door garages his a7 not that is tight has to fold the mirrors to get in
     

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