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Old Aug 6th, 2022, 10:15   #11
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I've been using this for 6 years: https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/tripl...ltrs-542771201

Works well and no problems with blockages on the heated nozzles.
Same as I use. I buy it when on special and get about 30l at a time
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I buy Tesco or Asda concentrated and run it undiluted all year round. 2 or 3 a fill.
Not good for the paintwork Neil.
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Just remembered that aeons ago we used to add meths to the washer bottle. It added a certain something to the aroma in the cabin. With hindsight I don't know how long it would have remained effective - not long I suspect.
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Not good for the paintwork Neil.
How exactly?
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Old Aug 6th, 2022, 18:26   #15
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I can confirm i had problems with cheap washer fluid it was too concentrated i think.
It can leave a pretty nasty water mark on paint and i had to polish it out once. Also it can damage the plastic of the headlights.

Now i use only premixed Motul fluid and have no issue at all. The cleaning ability is also very good!
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Old Aug 6th, 2022, 19:29   #16
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How exactly?
Used neat it can burn the lacquer of the paint like brake fluid, bird doo dahs and anti freeze does.
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Used neat it can burn the lacquer of the paint like brake fluid, bird doo dahs and anti freeze does.
I suspect the supermarket stuff isn't that powerful then, as that's not something I've had happen. It says "Use neat for protection down to -15C" or somesuch on it.
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I suspect the supermarket stuff isn't that powerful then, as that's not something I've had happen. It says "Use neat for protection down to -15C" or somesuch on it.
Ah, if it says on the bottle ok to use neat that's different, however a good concentrate left on paint can at the very least stain the paint.
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Ah, if it says on the bottle ok to use neat that's different, however a good concentrate left on paint can at the very least stain the paint.
Ah, I didn't say I bought good stuff, I just went to Asda
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