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Old 01-01-2011, 04:35 PM
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Photography is one of my hobbies. As such I know that if you bring a camera that's been out in freezing temps for more than 10 or 15 min into a nice warm house you risk ruining the lenses due to condensation. This will happen with even the most expensive of lenses.

So, my question is regarding the back-up camera and washing the truck.

Temps here have been consistently well below freezing for a very long time with an occasional spike to 40F during the day.

The thing that has kept me from washing my truck is I don't want to get condensation inside the lens of my back-up camera by exposing it to warm water.

So, what do the experts have to say on this issue?
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I must say here in cal. with all the rain mine gets water in it sometimes I use to put foil around it and rap it to help keep water out seem to help just dont hit it with the power washer it will blow off its a idea ? happy new year !
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will a rubber suction cup stick to the surface around the lens ??
you could spray all around it & do the area near the lens by hand washing with cooler water
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if factory installed it will be under warranty so dont worry
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another good reason to use dry wash. check product reviews
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It's not such an issue as far as i've found on all the cameras in the work trucks.
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I have the factory backup camera, and honestly, I just had my truck washed at 19 F. No problems with the camera. The backup sensors need cleaning though.

I do get snow on my backup camera lens, and I just wipe it off with a towel. No issues.
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Thanks for the input folks. I've never had the camera and didn't want to damage it just so I could wash RB.
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