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Old 07-22-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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Washer fluid?

Picked up my 2SS/RS the other day and there is no windshield washer fluid in the car. I was wondering what does everyone use? I know there is fluid specifically for it but some people I know claim that just water is the best thing to use. What does everyone think?
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:59 PM   #2
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Water is probably the best thing - untill the outside temp hits 32.

If you are in an area of the country that doesn't freeze, you can use water.

If you have freezing temps, use washer fluid.

Or switch back and forth between the seasons.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:25 PM   #3
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Washer fluid seems to work a tad better in getting the bug guts off, at least around here. To the OP in Baton Rouge, try straight water first and see if that works for you. If not, go pickup a jug of wiper fluid.
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:08 PM   #4
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http://www.rainx.com/Products/Windsh...g_Remover.aspx

This has been my favorite for years... rarely have to use the wipers, and when I need to get bugs off or get rid of ice quickly, this stuff sure does the trick! I love it

And it's cheap.. usually like $3 I think...
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RainX makes some sort of wipe for the inside of the windshield too, don't they?
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:10 PM   #6
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Are you sure it was empty? When I picked mine up it took a couple pushes to get the fluid all the way through the new lines. I thought it was empty the first couple times.
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:12 PM   #7
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dude this is little extreme, its just a car. Im starting to find it comical when people are asking what is good washer fluid for the camaro(whatever you use in rest of your cars, nothing special about this thing) I mean next its going to be whats the best vacum to use on this car or what brand of window cleaner is safe for the car. I can tell you water will not get bug juice off of you car as well as washer fluid. Not torching you man, just people so scared to do anything to this car.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:49 PM   #10
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RainX makes some sort of wipe for the inside of the windshield too, don't they?
RainX makes an additive for regular washer fluid as well as a full washer fluid and an anti-fog wipe for the inside of the window and a few other products.


$2.00 at the store...



and add some of this:













or just use this by itself...

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or just use this by itself...

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washer fluid ha ha ha .it will be a mess when these people have to make a real decision like does my socks and shirt match up with my car. its just a damn car drive it have some fun.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:35 PM   #15
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Almost any brand seems to work fine for me,I add a bottle of prestone de icer in the winter, GM sells Opticlean which works fine in summer..
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:23 PM   #16
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I understand some of you who think the question is crazy but there have been several things that i have learned from the sight not to do on cars that i have done in the past. While it may seem to be a waste of time i would hate to just assume something and go for it and end up causing some sort of minor damage to the paint and whatnot. It only takes a few minutes to post and ask and it is not a huge deal for people to answer and help if they would like. So while it may seem to be a ridiculous question it cant hurt to ask and maybe i learn something new and helpful. Many times i have thought something to be a waste of time then learned later that it was actually important and useful. Also if there is an entire section devoted to how to wash your car and what to use i dont see this as so far off residue from whatever is in there will end up on the car.
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