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1 Litre Tesco Concentrated Screenwash - Save 49p Was 99p Now 50p @ tesco

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Instore and online. Tesco concentrated screenwash 1 litre size. Compare to Halfords own brand which is £2.49 for 1 litre. Cheaper per litre than the 2.5 and 5 litre sizes! Read More
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Tesco concentrated screenwash 1 litre size. Compare to Halfords own brand which is £2.49 for 1 litre. Cheaper per litre than the 2.5 and 5 litre sizes!
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#1
A litre of tap water and a very small amount of washing up liquid - total cost less than 1p:p
#2
cheapskate58
A litre of tap water and a very small amount of washing up liquid - total cost less than 1p:p
Wouldn't wanna put washing up liquid on my windscreen thanks! Screen wash has alcohol etc mixed in to help prevent freezing, all you'll get with washing up liquid is soapy bubbles, or at worse, damaged paintwork. Heat added :thumbsup:
#3
No to washing up liquid

Apart from the fact it strips off grease etc it will also remove polish not good.

Also it bio degrades so in a week or so it smells like weewee.
#4
is this online? cant see it on the web.................................
#5
Salt in it can also ruin rubber
#6
chuf
is this online? cant see it on the web.................................


You can get it from Car Care in the grocery section - if your delivery store stocks it ;)
#7
thanks (:
#8
cheapskate58
A litre of tap water and a very small amount of washing up liquid - total cost less than 1p:p


Terrible advice. Don't do it!!

And even if you do, you're looking at saving 50p or so; surely having better vision out of your windscreen, especially in bad weather, is worth 50p???
#9
Good deal, hot
#10
cheapskate58
A litre of tap water and a very small amount of washing up liquid - total cost less than 1p:p


Mentalist!

Hot deal!
#11
You're all bonkers:p

Understand the science of dirt removal and then you'll know why you are wasting your money.

"Nearly all compounds fall into one of two categories: hydrophilic ('water-loving') and hydrophobic ('water-hating'). Water and anything that will mix with water are hydrophilic. Oil and anything that will mix with oil are hydrophobic. When water and oil are mixed they separate. Hydrophilic and hydrophobic compounds just don't mix.

The cleansing action of soap is determined by its polar and non-polar structures in conjunction with an application of solubility principles. The long hydrocarbon chain is non-polar and hydrophobic (repelled by water). The "salt" end of the soap molecule is ionic and hydrophilic (water soluble).

When grease or oil (non-polar hydrocarbons) are mixed with a soap- water solution, the soap molecules work as a bridge between polar water molecules and non-polar oil molecules. Since soap molecules have both properties of non-polar and polar molecules the soap can act as an emulsifier. An emulsifier is capable of dispersing one liquid into another immiscible liquid. This means that while oil (which attracts dirt) doesn't naturally mix with water, soap can suspend oil/dirt in such a way that it can be removed. The soap will form micelles (see below) and trap the fats within the micelle. Since the micelle is soluble in water, it can easily be washed away."
#12
No, really... I wouldn't put in washing up liquid mix, not unless you like spending money anyhow. One of the customers at work had been doing this and when it came to MOT time he got an extra £160 on his bill as his washers weren't working properly, the washing up liquid had gunged up the washer jets and pipework resulting in us spending an hour replacing all of the pipework, one way valves and the jets and then flushing the fluid reservoir out (which smelt of donkey ****).

He'd also been doing this to "save" money :roll:
#13
cheapskate58
A litre of tap water and a very small amount of washing up liquid - total cost less than 1p:p


Less than a penny short-term but what about the long-term? Have a read of this.

http://www.whatcar.com/news-special-report.aspx?NA=218595&EL=3150130
#14
as above washing up liquid is 1000000000% no!!

not only does it have the potential to mess up ur washer system, the results are poor! (trust me from whos tried this once and never again!)

bc of whats in the washing up liquid u end up with big smeared rainbows over ur windscreen when driving into sun, deff not good!
#15
Only 99p at the moment at Tesco for 5 Litre ready-mixed screenwash.. Chuck it in your boot and you don't have to worry about mixing it with water.
#16
cheapskate58
You're all bonkers:p

Understand the science of dirt removal and then you'll know why you are wasting your money.

"Nearly all compounds fall into one of two categories: hydrophilic ('water-loving') and hydrophobic ('water-hating'). Water and anything that will mix with water are hydrophilic. Oil and anything that will mix with oil are hydrophobic. When water and oil are mixed they separate. Hydrophilic and hydrophobic compounds just don't mix.

The cleansing action of soap is determined by its polar and non-polar structures in conjunction with an application of solubility principles. The long hydrocarbon chain is non-polar and hydrophobic (repelled by water). The "salt" end of the soap molecule is ionic and hydrophilic (water soluble).

When grease or oil (non-polar hydrocarbons) are mixed with a soap- water solution, the soap molecules work as a bridge between polar water molecules and non-polar oil molecules. Since soap molecules have both properties of non-polar and polar molecules the soap can act as an emulsifier. An emulsifier is capable of dispersing one liquid into another immiscible liquid. This means that while oil (which attracts dirt) doesn't naturally mix with water, soap can suspend oil/dirt in such a way that it can be removed. The soap will form micelles (see below) and trap the fats within the micelle. Since the micelle is soluble in water, it can easily be washed away."


Um that just explains that soap can clean fat... how is that a response to the arguments being made against using soap on car windows?
#17
BargainBilly
Less than a penny short-term but what about the long-term? Have a read of this.

http://www.whatcar.com/news-special-report.aspx?NA=218595&EL=3150130


Or the second to last paragraph of this article.

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?f=57&t=123211
#18
Webbs
Only 99p at the moment at Tesco for 5 Litre ready-mixed screenwash.. Chuck it in your boot and you don't have to worry about mixing it with water.


Actually, if you read the back of it, it still says you need to dilute it unless it's severe weather condiitons.

So I carry around a 5litre bottle of screen wash, an old 5litre bottle of screen wash filled with water, and a funnel in my car. Not to mention all the other 'just in case' stuff I carry around in my car, I pretty much live out of it lol.
#19
this stuff is crud, i wouldnt put it in my washer bottle!

different screen washes do make a difference.

have a look around for sonax, I think its like £3 a bottle, and makes about 100 litres from one bottle. And its the best screenwash available

it won a couple of magazine reviews also. try it, you will never go back.
#20
This stuff is OK for summer - but I bought a couple when I was in Tesco this winter - and even at a 50% mix it solidified on colder days - which is never a problem with the Holts stuff (£4.60 for 5 litres in Costco) I normally use.
#21
halfords do BOGOF and you can choose between the basic stuff or the better quality one for slightly more. As my brother sells cars we tend to use a lot of this stuff to keep all our cars topped up. The halfords one tends to perform the best in terms of giving the windscreens a nice sheen and getting rid of grime.
#22
BargainBilly
Or the second to last paragraph of this article.

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?f=57&t=123211


This is the equivalent of WhatHifi recommending £60 HDMI cables.

You need a very small amount of washing up liquid to add to the water.

It won't:


- rot your wiper rubbers

- cause rust - (FFS!!!)

- bubble up and obscure your vision

or do anything else other than clean the screen:whistling:

My BMW has the stuff in it - may German washers just work better
#23
cheapskate58
This is the equivalent of WhatHifi recommending £60 HDMI cables.

You need a very small amount of washing up liquid to add to the water.

It won't:


- rot your wiper rubbers

- cause rust - (FFS!!!)

- bubble up and obscure your vision

or do anything else other than clean the screen:whistling:

My BMW has the stuff in it - may German washers just work better



But we're not talking £60.00 are we? We're actually talking 50 pence. Is it worth taking the chance?

There are many reports of washer-bottles/pipes/jets being blocked by gunge when washing-up liquid is used. If it's not the washing-up liquid causing it then are you saying it's the water ?! There's nothing else in there so it has to be one or the other surely?

And please don't "FFS" me; it's extremely rude and doesn't do you or your argument any credit.

I agree that using washing-up liquid is cheap but I think I, and many others, prefer 'inexpensive'
(not expensive; not high in price; costing little) over 'cheap' (of little account; of small value; mean; shoddy) - dictionary definitions, not mine.

Congratulations on your choice of motorcar b.t.w.
#24
cheapskate58

It won't:
- obscure your vision


yes it will
#25
cookie_monster
yes it will


No it won't!

It hasn't yet and it never will:p
#26
BargainBilly
But we're not talking £60.00 are we? We're actually talking 50 pence. Is it worth taking the chance?


Chance of what? Water and SMALL amount of washing up liquid is all you need for a washerbottle. A garage will tell you different. That's OK but see how much they charge to fill your washer bottle

BargainBilly
There are many reports of washer-bottles/pipes/jets being blocked by gunge when washing-up liquid is used. If it's not the washing-up liquid causing it then are you saying it's the water ?! There's nothing else in there so it has to be one or the other surely?


If you put a load of washing up liquid in with the water then you may get a problem. All you need is a quick squirt - this ain't rocket science:p

BargainBilly
And please don't "FFS" me; it's extremely rude and doesn't do you or your argument any credit.
Ahhh FFS!!!

BargainBilly
I agree that using washing-up liquid is cheap but I think I, and many others, prefer 'inexpensive' (not expensive; not high in price; costing little) over 'cheap' (of little account; of small value; mean; shoddy) - dictionary definitions, not mine.


You're going off somewhere now....

BargainBilly
Congratulations on your choice of motorcar b.t.w.


FFS!!!:p
#27
Daedalus
Actually, if you read the back of it, it still says you need to dilute it unless it's severe weather condiitons.

So I carry around a 5litre bottle of screen wash, an old 5litre bottle of screen wash filled with water, and a funnel in my car. Not to mention all the other 'just in case' stuff I carry around in my car, I pretty much live out of it lol.


Ooh right.. I thought it was just an average ready-mix. Obviously in Winter you're going to want a higher concentrate so I can see how they might stock it with less water included.
#28
cheapskate58
A garage will tell you different. That's OK but see how much they charge to fill your washer bottle


We'd charge you £2 which would be for the proper stuff and adjusting your washer jets.

We'd not put in anything that would cause you to end up with expensive repair bills :whistling:
#29
fat-pudding
We'd charge you £2 which would be for the proper stuff and adjusting your washer jets.

We'd not put in anything that would cause you to end up with expensive repair bills :whistling:


A garage charges £2 to fill up your washer bottle and adjust your washer jets.:thinking:

That's about 20 seconds of non-skilled activity. That's £6 per minute = £360 per hour:w00t:

Bargain:p
#30
cheapskate58
A garage charges £2 to fill up your washer bottle and adjust your washer jets.:thinking:

That's about 20 seconds of non-skilled activity. That's £6 per minute = £360 per hour:w00t:


Sorry, if you can do all that in 20 seconds then you should go into business. Oh, hangon, you're still talking utter ****
#31
fat-pudding
Sorry, if you can do all that in 20 seconds then you should go into business. Oh, hangon, you're still talking utter ****


Even if it takes a minute, garages charge a fortune for very minor and unskilled tasks. Fill your washer bottle up? Adjust your tyre pressures? Top up your radiator? Check your oil and top up?

FFS, these were the freebies in a full service petrol station of a few years ago. Now they're major revenue generators for garages.

And yeah, I can top up a washer bottle in 20 seconds - the washer jets only need adjusting if some twonk at a garage has been mucking about with them:p
#32
fat-pudding
Sorry, if you can do all that in 20 seconds then you should go into business. Oh, hangon, you're still talking utter ****


Hear, hear!

What a cynical man cheapskate58 is. Reminds me of an Oscar Wilde saying; "A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing." Seems quite fitting really.

And I bet he can't reply to this without using "FFS" or similar. He's just a bit of a tw** really.
#33
BargainBilly
Hear, hear!

What a cynical man cheapskate58 is. Reminds me of an Oscar Wilde saying; "A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing." Seems quite fitting really.

And I bet he can't reply to this without using "FFS" or similar. He's just a bit of a tw** really.



And by "tw**", I did of course mean "twit". I'm not going to sink to his level.
[admin]#34
Please refrain from making personal insults at one another.
#35
juliet_bravo
Please refrain from making personal insults at one another.


Insults? Was that directed at me?

Look at cheapskate58's earlier posts. He says we're all bonkers, uses "FFS" in his posts (we all know what he means) and uses it even more when I ask him not to. That's insulting.

My saying he's cynical and a twit. No, that's not an insult; it's the truth.

Sorry, but it had to be said.
#36
I got this for 50p now how do i use it? i am new to all this just had car for few months (first).

I also bought the galon from poundland.

The other thing I bought was vinegar to make the windows and winscreen clean but so far not happy with results.
#37
aj2001
I got this for 50p now how do i use it? i am new to all this just had car for few months (first).

I also bought the galon from poundland.

The other thing I bought was vinegar to make the windows and winscreen clean but so far not happy with results.

Put it in when you fill up the windscreen wash. At this time of year you probably want something like 100-200ml of screenwash to 1 litre of water.

Look in your cars manual if you don't know where to pour it in/how to open the bonnet.
#38
BargainBilly
Insults? Was that directed at me?

Look at cheapskate58's earlier posts. He says we're all bonkers, uses "FFS" in his posts (we all know what he means) and uses it even more when I ask him not to. That's insulting.

My saying he's cynical and a twit. No, that's not an insult; it's the truth.

Sorry, but it had to be said.


LOL!!

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