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Windows still very wet after rolling up/down

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I've only driven a Nissan Maxima and a Dodge Caravan but with both of them, whenever I rolled the windows down then up, it would wipe away any water on the outside and any condensate on the inside of the window.

On my Volt, I've noticed this isn't the case. The windows come up pretty much wet. Even when it's dry out, if it rained at least 1/2" on the previous day, when I roll my windows down then up, the windows are wet on the outside. This happens to all 4 rollable windows on my Volt.

On my old cars, I could even press against the window as I was rolling it down/up to squeegee even more water, getting the window pretty darn close to dry. I haven't tried this on my Volt yet, but will do tomorrow.

I find it incredibly annoying since on a dry day, I have to roll the windows up/down for many cycles (say 10+) with breaks between up/down cycles so the windows can air-dry. I think something inside the door is holding water like a sponge that is slowly depositing it back onto the window after it's dry.

Anyone have the same experience?
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Not sure if a squeegee would be easy to use while I'm driving and it is one more thing to worry about before I drive off. Besides, the minute I roll down the window and roll it up, it's wet again. Pea-sized drops are gone, but there's still a sheen of water and small droplets that annoy me.

When spring comes along with a few dry days, I'll look into putting Aquapel on the rear windows despite reading on this forum that it didn't help that much due to slant of the rear window. I'm hoping it helps enough. Freeway speeds tends to clean off the rear window fairly well, IMO. Not sure if I want to aquapel my side windows, however. I'm actually more worried about mold in my doors if the water isn't drying sufficiently. Despite drain holes in the bottom of the door, there seems to be a sponge in the door retaining water. The only drying of that "sponge" occurs when I lower/raise the windows a couple of times. With Aquapel on them, I can no longer dry out the door sponge.

accelerus, I've noticed the same issue with cups of roof water. Luckily, I have enough stop-n-go that after a stop or two, most of the water drains off over the front windshield.
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