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Old 20-05-2019, 08:14 AM   #21
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About 10 years ago, Autoglym used to have 150ml of Screenwash booster in their Lifeshine kits. It was the best additive in the world. Add it to any normal 5L screenwash to make a nice hydrophobic thing.

Donít sell it any more, and extremely gutted. Their screenwash doesnít do the same thing in any dilution. Iíve tried retail and pro screenwash.
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Old 20-05-2019, 09:29 AM   #22
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Sonax clear view 25ml in 2 liters, its a lot kinder to coatings and waxes than your standard "halfords" screenwash.
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Sonax clear view 25ml in 2 liters, its a lot kinder to coatings and waxes than your standard "halfords" screenwash.
Iíve never had a problem with Halfords screen-wash affecting any wax or sealant Iíve had on my car and Iíve been using it for 10 years
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Never had any problems with Halfords screenwash interacting with any of my lsp
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Iíve never had a problem with Halfords screen-wash affecting any wax or sealant Iíve had on my car and Iíve been using it for 10 years
It doesn't just happen overnight! but you can't tell me a screenwash with a high ethanol content wont degrade a coating or LSP

Since switching to Sonax, my Gtechniq G5 lasts longer.

If your like me and use something like BSD after every wash you won't notice anything.

but when I used to wax every 3 months or so without using anything to top up there would be a noticeable difference around the screen are where screenwash overspray landed.

This will vary on the quality of Wax/LSP and many other factors but ethanol will degrade wax that's not an opinion its kind of fact.

Anyway we are going of the topic but if you're happy with Halfords to own then that's great but im not for the reasons pointed out above
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It's 10% ethanol, 1% methanol and 1% propan-2-ol whereas autoglym is 50% ethanol.
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About 10 years ago, Autoglym used to have 150ml of Screenwash booster in their Lifeshine kits. It was the best additive in the world. Add it to any normal 5L screenwash to make a nice hydrophobic thing.

Donít sell it any more, and extremely gutted. Their screenwash doesnít do the same thing in any dilution. Iíve tried retail and pro screenwash.
Well remembered! easily the best part of the kit, not that that is difficult

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I've had a look at the specs of the Wurth screenwash (as you do)
https://eshop.wurth.co.uk/Windscreen...dZtOGbhvkrekzG

It looks to be exactly the same as BMW screenwash - even comes in the same container, just with a red lid:
Neat dilution -63C protection (so 80% Ethanol)
Colour - blue
Smell - Citrus
Of course, this doesn't mean they're the same.
I'll pick one up if I can get it cheap enough.

The one I've never tried is GM Opticlean, which I know is made by Sonax - I can't actually get it any cheaper than Sonax Xtreme 5L at around £20 for 5L - but if you have a Vauxhall Trade Card, apparently it's a bargain.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Genuine-VAU...266/1138109964
http://www.tradeclubparts.co.uk/parts/screenwash/
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I use Autoglym as found it to be good stuff. I tend to dilute it right down though to about 1:15. I'm coming to the end of it and have some Comma Xstream -65 now, at the weaker dilutions this 5L bottle will make 100L so not always that expensive to use.
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Well remembered! easily the best part of the kit, not that that is difficult

cheers,

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Found this - sounds like it'll do the same job

Invisible Glass Rain Repellent Washer Fluid Additive
https://www.motorgeek.co.uk/cgi-bin/...uct&db_pid=994

Ordered, will add it to my next mix, to see if it makes any difference
I've got Gtechniq G1 on all my glass, but doesn't hurt to make driving in the rain a more pleasant experience.
I'll find the holy grail at some point.

Back in the day, I used to use 1Z Kristallklar Premium, with the Autoglym Booster, and it was the best combination I could find. Not sure why I stopped using it; I suppose you're always on the search for something better.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nextzett-...frcectupt=true

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