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Re: What are you using as windshield washer fluid?

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When windshield washers first came out, GM supplied a bottle of concentrate that was stored in a clip of the wheel well. One capful and fill with water. One bottle would last for years. Now, we buy the water. Isn't shipping all that water a waste of money?


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GM Optikleen is still available as concentrate, but since the GC doesn't have a two bottle system, you have to BYOW. If you have a water demineralizer you might be able to avoid mineral spots where it inevitably runs into places and evaporates.

Or, you could just go to one of the high priced botiques such as Tarj'ay or Walm'Art and pick up a gallon for between a buck to two bucks.

In the winter, if you have problems with super heavy icing, you can add a bit of medicinal ethyl alcohol to help cut ice clumps. Don't use methanol and don't overdue the ethanol, but it does help cut the buildup around the edges of the windshield in ice storms. Suspect good 'shine would work, but don't have good local access.

I think the prohibition against RainX is for the wax stuff you wipe onto the window as it could interfere with the rain sensor. Dunno if their orange juice washer fluid has any of that in it or not....
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Re: What are you using as windshield washer fluid?

+1. I also add a dose of 1Z Einszett Windshield Wash Booster to the mix and have been pretty happy.


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I use 303 windshield washer tablets: 303 Instant Windshield Washer Tablets

They are pretty potent even mixed with a gallon of water, so each tablet makes about a gallon and a half for me. I mix it with regular windshield washer fluid in the winter so it doesn't freeze.
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Re: What are you using as windshield washer fluid?

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GM Optikleen is still available as concentrate, but since the GC doesn't have a two bottle system, you have to BYOW. If you have a water demineralizer you might be able to avoid mineral spots where it inevitably runs into places and evaporates.
Good point! I never thought about the quality of the water.

The fluid I use is whatever they top it off with when I get an oil change. do have a bottle in the garage in case I eve need it, but I wonder if it's still good after 10 - 12 years.
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I have been using th rain X in mine since day one and have gone through 2 bottles with no problems. The automatic wipers work just fine. Like the of the previous members said, I think it only applies to the wipe on stuff.
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Re: What are you using as windshield washer fluid?

Rain‑X All Season Windshield Washer Fluid is formulated with advanced technology for streak-free cleaning power. The washer fluid applies water beading technology to your windshield for greater driving visibility.



Rain‑X 2-in-1 De-icer with Bug Remover Windshield Washer Fluid is formulated with advanced technology for streak-free cleaning power. The washer fluid applies water beading technology to your windshield for greater driving visibility.


Maybe it's not enough to do any harm, but they claim it is leaving something on the windshield.
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Re: What are you using as windshield washer fluid?

I used Windex in my WJ for years and I plan to fill the WK2 with it too. The dealer fills it with water. In fact, it was filled with water from the factory.
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Re: What are you using as windshield washer fluid?

Used Rain X on my windshield on all my Jeeps- no issues with the rain sense wipers on my 07 Overland- love the stuff.
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Re: What are you using as windshield washer fluid?

Have always used Rain-X with the auto wipers on my 03. Have never noticed any type of problem. RP
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Re: What are you using as windshield washer fluid?

I use the RainX with the bug remover(green in color). Here in TX, 6 months out of the year is bug season. Never had a problem using it.
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Re: What are you using as windshield washer fluid?

Just did all my glass and outside miorrors with the Rain X wipe on product, water just beads and rolls off like crazy- often I wont use my wipers at all it is that good and never any performance issues with the Rain-sense wipers...
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Re: What are you using as windshield washer fluid?

I use prestone de-ice. It won't freeze like the blue stuff. I didn't like rainx because it left a film on my windshield.
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