Making your own Windsheild washing fluid??

fire_N_ice Posted By fire_N_ice, Dec 2, 2007 at 4:44 PM

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  1. fire_N_ice

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    Any recipes you want to share? I was in Kmart last night, preping for this storm a little. I had a conversation with a person who used to drive an 18-wheeler throughout the Buffalo area and he had mentioned using denatured alcohol with water. However our conversation ended and I don't know what the formula is. I don't know how much is too much or too little. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. EatenByLimestone

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    If you're driving as much as he was it's probably not a bad idea. But at the speed I go through it, the alcohol would have long since evaporated leaving water. My guess is since they leave them idleing all night, the fluid won't freeze either.

    Matt
     
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    Windshield washer fluid contains methanol, water, color, and a lubricant to lubricate the washer pump. If you're going to
    try and make some, it should include some kind of lubricant as a pump would quickly wear out without it.

    There is some info on the "recipe" here:

    http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5932529-description.html
     
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