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Deionised water.
Usually during the winter months, from about October through to March. I use Halfords ready mixed -10 screenwash (the purple one) in my washer bottle. However during the summer I get extravagant and swap to a summer screenwash, usually a mix it yourself product. Autoglym, Gucci, Angelwax, whatever tickles my doodah. But this means mixing with aldershot stock, tap water which in my area is hard water. Not wanting to have any trouble with blocked washer jets or pipes or sludge a tractor could get stuck in in the bottom of my washer bottle been considering deionised water for my summer usage. Anybody used this themselves? Problems with it? I can get 2.5litre bottle for 1.25 from Wilkes. I buy the stuff for my killer death fly eating plants as they prefer it to tap water.


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Surely normal bottle water would be a cheaper option. Sure 2lt of tesco own brand is about 60p. I you buy Scottish stuff its going to be guaranteed "Soft".
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Surely normal bottle water would be a cheaper option. Sure 2lt of tesco own brand is about 60p. I you buy Scottish stuff its going to be guaranteed "Soft".


Just found a map that says I'm soft water area. But where does my water supplied from. Hard water nearish by. Scottish bottled water sounds like a safe plan.


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Got a brita or anything similar? Could use that.

Being Mr. Moneybags, I take advantage of the cheap giant jerry-bottles of prestone screenwash at Costco, and run it neat year round - Doesn't freeze!
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Looks aghast. Rolls eyes. Frowns (and other stuff). You mean that you don't use the Honda stuff? Have you no respect for your soft paint?
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I just use tap water without problem and my water is extremely hard

I cant see there would be an issue, usually scale only builds up in things that are heated eg kettles and even then its only after a large quantity of water has passed through. I only fill my washer reservoir a handful of time a year and just use Prestone or whatever's on offer at the supermarket.

The main enemy of washer jets seems to be sludge caused by bacteria / slime / whatever that should be avoided as long as a decent concentration of screenwash is used
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The main enemy of washer jets seems to be sludge caused by bacteria / slime / whatever
[thinking aloud] I wonder if a squirt of anti bacterial soft soap would help with that? [/thinking aloud]
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A strong mix of prestone or similar (which is mainly alcohol based I think) should have the same result - ie will kill bacteria
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Only the best Scottish Council water in mine
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A strong mix of prestone or similar (which is mainly alcohol based I think) should have the same result - ie will kill bacteria
Funnily enough, I found a bottle of 70% ABV (!) Rum knocking about; Apparently dating back ~20 years or so.
It smells exactly the same as Prestone's winter mix
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