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Windscreen Wash

Discussion in 'Motors' started by leaskovski, 10 May 2006.

  1. leaskovski

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Oct 2004

    Posts: 9,086

    Location: Berkland

    Hello all,

    Normally i yoyck the old mans bottle of windscreen wash when i go and see the folks but seen as i haven't been up there for a while i need to get some for myself. I had a gander in Halfords on the way home last night but i could not, for the life of me, find anything similar.

    Anyone recommend me some additive and where the hell to get it from?

    Tar very much
     
  2. MuvverRussia

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,177

    Location: Cardiff/Coventry

    uhh. Halfords? Tesco? Any petrol station?

    All of those 3 definately sell it.
     
  3. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 30,506

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Buy the pink one from halfords :p

    Did you walk around with your eyes closed, they have loads of the stuff!
     
  4. leaskovski

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Oct 2004

    Posts: 9,086

    Location: Berkland

    :confused: I could see anything.

    Maybe i am going blind.

    Is there some on their website so i can actually see what the bottle looks like? :D
     
  5. Tesla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 17,410

    Location: Bristol, UK

    My halfords always have 100's of litres of it right at the door. Usually bogof or something similar offer-wise.
     
  6. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

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    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Yep they do indeed! :)
     
  7. Simian

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Swindoniantown

    Depending on weather you want 'Concentrate' or 'Ready-Mix'...

    Concentrate ones come in 500ml or 1Ltr bottles that look similar to Fizzy Pop Bottles... They're either Bright Blue or Bright Pink (and Sometimes even Bright Green).... Check the BRIGHT part of the description

    Ready-Mix ones come in Mahoosive 5Ltr bottles that look like Large 5Ltr Water/Liquid Container Bottles... in either (again) BRIGHT: Blue, Pink, Green, and also Yellow :D

    Though I've done that before!... Walked round Halfords and couldn't find em... I asked the bloke on the till and he pointed toward a very large pallet outside the front door Full of Blue and Pink bottles... :( (slight embarrisment!!)...
     
  8. leaskovski

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Oct 2004

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    Location: Berkland

    lol!

    Looks like i shall be making a trip there again on the way home tonight. :rolleyes:
     
  9. R0B75

    Soldato

    Joined: 15 Aug 2003

    Posts: 5,749

    Location: Derby

    True, I bought 2 5L bottles of the premium pink stuff on a BOGOF for £5.99 last night.
     
  10. Tesla

    Capodecina

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    Location: Bristol, UK

    What weather warrants each?
     
  11. kitten_caboodle

    Soldato

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    Location: Frack off, nosey

    me too... could barely get into the shop for the MOUNTAIN of it outside!! :p
     
  12. DannyDan

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Jun 2005

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    Location: Wirral, UK

    I'd have thought that in all but the most extreme weathers, the Concentrate would need to be diluted anyway.

    The ready-mix is for lazy people :p
     
  13. Confused

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,019

    Both do the same job.

    One you pour straight in, the other you pour in then add some water.


    Hint: It's usually cheaper to get the concentrate stuff, and add water yourself ;)


    And if you go to a motor factor's, rather than Halfords, you may be able to get it even cheaper. My dad just paid something stupid like £5 for a box of 5x 2 litre concentrated bottles. The same stuff would cost you like £40 from Halfords!
     
  14. moss

    Soldato

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    Location: South Shields

    Hes right, I work in a motor factors and we generally destroy halfords on price. Its best to buy concentrate, we sell gallon bottles for a few quid.
     
  15. Simian

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Swindoniantown

    I usually get the 500ml bottles of Concentrate for 60p from Asda Makes upto 5Ltrs or summut in the summer (less dilution)!...

    Dyslexia thats what! ( :mad: ) :p
     
  16. Tesla

    Capodecina

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    Location: Bristol, UK

    What weather warrants which washer?

    :p :p


    The big 5l bottle I have still says to dilute it down!
     
  17. saitrix

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Loughborough

    Are motor factors indipendantly run from store to store?
     
  18. Tesla

    Capodecina

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    Location: Bristol, UK

    I always thought motor factors was the general term for a small, private car "stuff" shop?
     
  19. Confused

    Sgarrista

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    :) Indeed it is.
     
  20. chrislusty

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Caerphilly - S.Wales

    The Halfords stuff is good. I prefer the one where I have to add water, and its a good price as its is usually BOGOF!! :)