Nov 14, 2012, 08:14 PMthatchairlady
homemade windshield washer fluid??
Any ideas?? I know it's NOT an expensive item, but wondering?? Here in NE, can't just dump in water with a little ammonia... could freeze solid. Maybe adding cheap-o dollar store rubbing alcohol??
Nov 14, 2012, 08:56 PMconrad
I just watch for sales, and get the winter stuff cheap.
But if you really want to make your own, check below.http://www.ehow.com/list_75019...ld-washer-fluid.html
Nov 14, 2012, 10:09 PMKeepYouInStitches
I personally would rather purchase the cleaner...better protection against freezing.
I did find this:http://www.diynatural.com/home...shield-washer-fluid/
Lots of other links:http://search.yahoo.com/search...UTF-8&fr=chrf-ydwnld
Nov 15, 2012, 10:49 PMga.karen
Recipe from the net....
Non-toxic Windshield Wiper Fluid
You will need:
1 empty (clean) gallon jug
8 oz. isopropyl rubbing alcohol (high proof vodka can be substituted)
1 oz. liquid castile soap (where to buy liquid castile soap)
Pour the rubbing alcohol into the empty jug. Fill the jug with water, leaving room for the soap. Slowly add the soap to the jug. Cap the jug and gently tip upside down a few times to mix ingredients. Pour windshield wiper fluid into the correct compartment under your car hood.
UPDATE: If you live in a colder climate, use 90% isopropyl alcohol in the winter to prevent the washer fluid from freezing.
Nov 15, 2012, 11:57 PMIdaho Resident
For myself, this isn't an area in which I would try to cut corners especially since the real item isn't all that expensive but the ramifications of a homemade product might be!
Nov 16, 2012, 09:05 AMconrad
I agree with store bought here too, just not worth the time/trouble. Choose your $ battles, in other words.
There is a really good commercial winter one, that I try to stock up on at the end of the season, on clearance . (I think it might be called fire and ice? or something similar?) It can truly help to clear the windshield of frost/frozen moisture, even without scraping.