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1-Gallon Rain-X +32 Degree Windshield Washer Fluid EXPIRED

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Target has 1-Gallon Rain-X +32 Degree Windshield Washer Fluid on sale for $1.39. Shipping is free for orders $35+, otherwise, select store pickup if/where available. Thanks Totspurs

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Free store pick up. Note: These are marked $3.39 in store so order online or possibly price-match in store or elsewhere.

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I got 3 being shipped to my address for free without actually buying $35+ of stuff. Just add a higher price item to the cart to bring it over the limit, then checkout. Immediately after, go to order history and cancel the higher price item. Should still ship the washer fluid for free.
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Anybody know how much rubbing alcohol (50%) I should add to the dollar store version to keep it from freezing?
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Eh. Id rather pay $1.40
no - he makes it at work in enormous tanks on a commercial basis....for them not for himself Smilie
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Note: Only for use when temperature is above 32° F
I don't understand why companies make two separate products. If the winter mix works all the time and the +32 only works above 32, why not streamline the process and only make the winter mix?
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I've been using the orange formula rain-x in my honda (with a sensor) for 6 years now (since it was new) and the sensor still works, I know because it annoys me with dings every 4 or 5 months instead of just letting me run the thing empty and finding out "the old fashioned way" that i need to refill it. I would believe the rain-x leaves more residue than plain fluid because their 'water beading techoloogy' is just polysiloxane (liquid silicone). If it does get that bad, use a little acetone on the sensor and it will be good as new again.
unfortunately i had to abandon the product as getting to the sensor on a Ridgeline is really really annoying - but i appreciate the acetone suggestion in case others find gummed up sensors, i saw quite a few people online with similar issues
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I make this at work. It's Water, Glycol Ether EB (bug remover).. RM 422 (the silicone that makes Rain-X bead on your window).. Kathon (preservative with antibacterial and antifungal effects) and green dye.
Can you tell us the exact proportions?

It's critical to note that preservatives are present. DIY windshield washer fluids often just become cesspools for bacteria, including the kind that causes Legionnaire's disease. A warm environment with no sunlight = perfect breeding ground for bacteria. And the windshield wiper jets create plenty of aerosol, turning your car into a biological weapon. Okay, maybe that's a little bit exaggerated, but the issue of bacteria growing in DIY washer fluids without preservatives is not fantastical and can harm someone who's vulnerable (such as extremely old).
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Just go to the dollar store if you want the crappy above 32 degree stuff. This is very dangerous to use if you live in a place with actual seasons and forget to use it up/add lower temp stuff.
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I don't understand why companies make two separate products. If the winter mix works all the time and the +32 only works above 32, why not streamline the process and only make the winter mix?
Because some people don't need a winter mix?
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BS shows oos for stores close to me in Eastern MA.
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Can you tell us the exact proportions?

It's critical to note that preservatives are present. DIY windshield washer fluids often just become cesspools for bacteria, including the kind that causes Legionnaire's disease. A warm environment with no sunlight = perfect breeding ground for bacteria. And the windshield wiper jets create plenty of aerosol, turning your car into a biological weapon. Okay, maybe that's a little bit exaggerated, but the issue of bacteria growing in DIY washer fluids without preservatives is not fantastical and can harm someone who's vulnerable (such as extremely old).
i'm sure he can't reveal the full amounts in exact detail

it seems that his posts are being misread to seem that he is making homemade fluids to save money whereas:

*he is employed at a chemical company that manufactures this stuff*
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Can you tell us the exact proportions?

It's critical to note that preservatives are present. DIY windshield washer fluids often just become cesspools for bacteria, including the kind that causes Legionnaire's disease. A warm environment with no sunlight = perfect breeding ground for bacteria. And the windshield wiper jets create plenty of aerosol, turning your car into a biological weapon. Okay, maybe that's a little bit exaggerated, but the issue of bacteria growing in DIY washer fluids without preservatives is not fantastical and can harm someone who's vulnerable (such as extremely old).
(also thank you for pointing out that DIY production has some very real dangers)
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Note: Only for use when temperature is above 32° F

Thanks, I thought it meant latitude.
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Is this bad for your paint?
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Can you tell us the exact proportions?

It's critical to note that preservatives are present. DIY windshield washer fluids often just become cesspools for bacteria, including the kind that causes Legionnaire's disease. A warm environment with no sunlight = perfect breeding ground for bacteria. And the windshield wiper jets create plenty of aerosol, turning your car into a biological weapon. Okay, maybe that's a little bit exaggerated, but the issue of bacteria growing in DIY washer fluids without preservatives is not fantastical and can harm someone who's vulnerable (such as extremely old).
He spelled out that Kathon was used, for the exact reasons you point out. Its not easily available anyway, so you would just have to fill in a 'household' substitute like alcohol (the medical kind) which would give you a reduced freezing temp plus antimicrobial benefits.

Considering you can get a gallon of decent fluid for a *dollar* it really makes me wonder how someone can be so cheap that they want to make their own.
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