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Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:58 am 
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How many litres is the Windscreen washer Fluid tank?

The Manual doesn't indicate the capacity.

Also, does anyone here use windscreen washer fluid from Repco, Supercheap etc?
Which brand do you use? there is quite a few brands. RainX, Bug off, Trico etc
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Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:06 am 
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They hold roughly 2 litres. I use truck wash, about 20mls. I buy truck wash ( Chemtech CT18) by the 20lt drum.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:13 am 
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do you know if the trico stuff is any good?

they seem to be specialists in wiper blades, but i'm not sure how good they are with fluids
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Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:15 am 
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do you know if the trico stuff is any good?

they seem to be specialists in wiper blades, but i'm not sure how good they are with fluids


Dunno, I've been using the truck wash for about 15 yrs or more. I use it to wash the car too.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:27 am 
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cjh wrote:
cczfairmont wrote:
do you know if the trico stuff is any good?

they seem to be specialists in wiper blades, but i'm not sure how good they are with fluids


Dunno, I've been using the truck wash for about 15 yrs or more. I use it to wash the car too.


I used to use CT-18 to wash my car as well

but I paid $15 for Meguairs Gold Class Car Wash and ever since then it's unbeatable

The shine on the paintwork with Meguiars GC is mirrorlike
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Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:57 am 
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i use nothing but water..

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:53 pm 
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I only ever use water now. I hate the marks left by cleaning soapy agents when it dries on the windscreen. I also think they are prone to gumming up the little pump in the washer bottle if you dont use it regularly. I recently cleaned my washer bottle out and was surprised at the amount of gunk in the bottom of it.
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Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:11 am 
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cjh wrote:
cczfairmont wrote:
do you know if the trico stuff is any good?

they seem to be specialists in wiper blades, but i'm not sure how good they are with fluids


Dunno, I've been using the truck wash for about 15 yrs or more. I use it to wash the car too.

Hows the paintwork and any stickers holding up? I used it once when we had the big dust storm and that is some realy potent stuff.
Anyway, I use amour all (cant remember the specific product name). Used to use the genuine motorcraft saches but found out that unless you are filling up from empto those saches are too much (and they are tiny).
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Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:11 am 
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Here's the car after a wash. No wax was used, just washed with CT-18, and chamoised off.

 

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:46 pm 
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Windscreen fluid i just use water & couple cap fulls of Armour-All "Wash and Wax" same s**t i wash the car with. Now that the chamois is gunked up with wax from wiping over it the car has a brilliant shine every wash & dry, f**k Meguiars
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Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:12 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
Windscreen fluid i just use water & couple cap fulls of Armour-All "Wash and Wax" same s**t i wash the car with. Now that the chamois is gunked up with wax from wiping over it the car has a brilliant shine every wash & dry, f**k Meguiars


im still testing Meguiars at the moment

I started off using CT-18, it was nice and heavy duty,
then i moved to ArmorAll Wash and Wax, it was good but the wax didn't last and the dust started settling very quickly. it was almost like after washing the car with the stuff, the dust was attracted to it.
then i moved to Meguiars GC, and it is OK so far, however i'm not sure how long it will last before the dust settles on it.
i've been told a good car wash should move the water away from the paintwork
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Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:11 pm 
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armour all is crap..the meguires gold class wash is the best stuff .. i polished and waxed my car about 10 months ago (with meguires products) and ever since its just a wash and chamois and the cars sparkling ..

anyway for washer fluid i use the rain x one, as they have the good additive for beading water so i use it all round for windows..
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Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:21 pm 
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FORDom wrote:
armour all is crap..the meguires gold class wash is the best stuff .. i polished and waxed my car about 10 months ago (with meguires products) and ever since its just a wash and chamois and the cars sparkling ..

anyway for washer fluid i use the rain x one, as they have the good additive for beading water so i use it all round for windows..


yeah i saw that RainX stuff

so you used the additive (add into the water reservoir tank), or did you use the wipes?
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Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:47 pm 
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FORDom wrote:
armour all is crap..the meguires gold class wash is the best stuff .. i polished and waxed my car about 10 months ago (with meguires products) and ever since its just a wash and chamois and the cars sparkling ..


tell me why dude?

i wash the car with that 'armour all crap' and the car sparkles too.......... could you honestly tell the difference between washing the car with armour wash & wax, or using stuff that costs double the price, i highly doubt it :lol:
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Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:31 pm 
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personally i haven't used it (only on the boat as its cheaper)..but i sell all the different brands and go by customer feed back..i have a mates neighbour that has a go at me everytime i go over his place and reckons armourall ruined his mrs's car..I saw the magna and the car went from gloss white to matt white..not sure if its related to armourall but im not taking the chance..im happy to pay the extra for the mequires
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