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Old 30th July 2009, 18:50   #1
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I have been advised by people that I should mix some detergent or shampoo in the water that is used to spray on the windshield to clean it while driving. Is it a good idea?
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Old 30th July 2009, 19:06   #2
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It's true. I have used couple of times. Again, nothing official but I was told not to use detergent as it may spoil your paint as some of drops be there on your car's painted parts and once dried, only detergent will be there. In case of shampoo it's mild .

It cleans nice, but I stopped using it as I needed to do service as later fluid was not coming out from the nozzel properly. I am not sure as it happened because of shampoo. Gurus, give light on it.

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I have been advised by people that I should mix some detergent or shampoo in the water that is used to spray on the windshield to clean it while driving. Is it a good idea?
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Old 30th July 2009, 20:19   #3
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....detergent or shampoo in the water that is used to spray on the windshield .....
Detergent is certainly a no-no. I would be wary of using shampoo because of long term effects on the paint esp near the nozzles. I use the Sonax windscreen wash concentrate and am quite happy with it.
BTW, when I saw the thread title, I thought it was something to do with a certain bathroom ritual. The wash vs wipe debate if you know what I'm talking about
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Old 30th July 2009, 20:23   #4
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Stick to windscreen cleaner pouches used by MASS & other service stations.
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I use a 1/2 capful of my Amway Car Shampoo in a full tank of water. Has worked very well for me for 2 years now.
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I mix a capfull of shampoo when I top up. I take the shampoo in a 2L bottle and fill the rest with water. Mix well, and pour into the reservoir.

Never faced any problems so far.
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Old 30th July 2009, 22:07   #7
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Waxpol and Wurth sell some liquids to put in the water. Quite good. I think MASS uses the Waxpol one.
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I think MASS uses the Waxpol one.
The stuff inside the packets that the MASS sells is exactly similar to the MGA Car shampoo that they sell in the bottle At least to look at and smell !

I just mix a cap of the MGA shampoo in the windshield washer reservoir.
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Use any hair shampoo or liquid soap and mix it with water in your water container. premix in a bucket and then only pour into the container.

use 2 cap fulls for a powerfull clean and wipe!
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I use the MASS pouches. Just pour in the packet and then fill with a bottle of clean tap water. I'm not sure why, but If I remember correct, the directions are to pour the sachet in first and then pour the water. Hope it mixes well that way.

They do a good job. Detergents are definitely out... shampoos and other stuff is also dicy. Why use all that when you can use whats ment for the purpose?
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I use a 1/2 capful of my Amway Car Shampoo in a full tank of water. Has worked very well for me for 2 years now.
Try Zoom/See spray from Amway for the same purpose. It is mainly for glass cleaning. It has yielded good results.
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Tata manuals advise against adding any additives in the wiper tank - they don't say why.
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i use the wurth , small bottles that are available at shell pump in both chennai and bangalore. These things help wipe off the oil and other slimy residue the other vehicles spray throws on you windscreen. They are a lifesaver when you are on long drives and the heavens open up ...especially during the nights
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I use the small bottles of Wurth windscreen wash concentrate that I pick up from Spar. One bottle is good for the tank of water and it works brilliantly. Was driving last evening in a steady drizzle on the ring road and the constant muddly spray from trucks gets washed of really well.
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Old 31st July 2009, 10:24   #15
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Plain water has always worked well enough for me (in over 1L Km's of driving).

Never felt the need to add any wash concentrate - even though they are freely available at my petrol bunk.
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