Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Window Washer Fluid - Make Your Own



I’ve found directions on how to make your own window washer fluid on a website called http://www.diynatural.com/

Yet another way to become cost effective at home, make your own window washer fluid for your vehicle!!!  This is not like the commercial windshield washer that is poisonous because it is NOT made with methanol.

Non-toxic Windshield Wiper Fluid
1 empty (clean) gallon jug
8 oz rubbing alcohol
1 oz liquid castile soap
Water
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 windshield fluid compartment under the car hood.





*Picture from Flickr.com

7 comments:

  1. My question would be how would it do in single digit (or below zero) temps? Regular washer fluid (cheap to pick up on sale at the end of the year) freezes solid, the expensive Rainex stuff doesn't....would the alcohal content be high enough on this?

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    1. I haven't used the mixture yet in freezing temperatures. It's worth testing when it's cold enough here. The website also stated you could use vodka instead of alcohol.

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    2. I'll have to play with it. Cool!

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  2. Sandy
    Let me know how it does in colder temps. We have to use a special winter solution.

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    1. It should work fine because there's alcohol in the mixture, but I will let you know when it gets to freezing here.

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  3. I'd like to know how it works in the winter. Will keep looking for your report :)

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  4. I'll be interested to hear how anti-freeze it is too! :) Also, I can't see how it's non-toxic, as rubbing alcohol is toxic. However not everyone needs it to be. As long as people know it isn't, they can keep it out of reach.

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