Ready to Use Screenwash 5ltr Only £1.49 @ Home Bargains
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nice mixer with Gin
Now where have I heard that before?
is this for winter time
cheddarman

Now where have I heard that before?



+1

every liquid deal!
Good price, as always at Home Bargains. Paid £2.99 at Halfords on Tuesday.
Good price, but only works to -5C I think
You're paying for their tap water though- it's diluted. Never know why anybody buys anything other then concentrated.
"Ready to use" means "diluted to the point of useless" then?

I've been using 'neat' screenwash this week and it's STILL freezing at times - it says good to -8 but it's not been anything like that cold...
Not sure this should be placed on the shelf above Crest toothpaste.....
my local £1 shop sells 5l that you mix 4:1 with water.
therealjohnpeat

"Ready to use" means "diluted to the point of useless" then?I've been … "Ready to use" means "diluted to the point of useless" then?I've been using 'neat' screenwash this week and it's STILL freezing at times - it says good to -8 but it's not been anything like that cold...



Try **** lidl,they sell stuff that goes to -60.Never frozen it yet.:D
therealjohnpeat

"Ready to use" means "diluted to the point of useless" then?I've been … "Ready to use" means "diluted to the point of useless" then?I've been using 'neat' screenwash this week and it's STILL freezing at times - it says good to -8 but it's not been anything like that cold...



Try the stuff from Lidl. It's £5.99 for 5 litres of concentrate and is good to -60 undiluted but at 2:1 I think it's good to -20. Either way since I started using that stuff I've never had any of my screen wash freeze. I can't recommend it enough.
Howie

Try **** lidl,they sell stuff that goes to -60.Never frozen it yet.:D



yep thats what I use - good stuff

EliTom
Surely if it is that strong it should strip the paint off your car!
Go to Boyes... if you have one £3 for 5l Undilutes better value all round
0C in still air means that at 20 mph your washer jets are already at -7C

Get some of the Lidl stuff
You can always rely on the fact that any post on Screen Wash will contain multiple mentions of Lidl Screen Wash - and it's suitability for Arctic use.
jhw

You can always rely on the fact that any post on Screen Wash will contain … You can always rely on the fact that any post on Screen Wash will contain multiple mentions of Lidl Screen Wash - and it's suitability for Arctic use.



Because it's so good!
Besford

Because it's so good!



exactly - those in the know ....

EliTom
in fact when will people start to realise

1. the cheap diluted (ready for use for lazy bu%%ers) is 75 tap water

and

2. the decent stuff from the like of Lidl and Aldi is imported from Germany (like many of their products) where they have real winters and have developed product that actually works

wake up and smell the coffee - well antifreeze

EliTom
i just got back from HB and while i was there i bought some screen wash. not the 5L ready to use @ 1.49 but Astonish 750ml concentrated that makes up to 8L for only 79p. as the americans say "do the maths"!
the ready made stuff says for summer or winter. but i suspect not a severe winter..
the concentrated stuff i bought says:
summer - 1 part screen wash to 10 parts water
winter - 1 part screen wash to 5 parts water
severe winter - 2 parts screen wash to 1 part water.
so say for example the ready made is 1 part screen wash to 3 parts water, the concentrated bottle 750ml will make 4 x 750 = 3L for only 79p so i cheaper deal than the ready to use!
say for example the ready made is 1 part screen wash to 5 parts water, the concentrated bottle 750ml will make 6 x 750 = 4.5L for only 79p!
Seriously why do people bother with diluted? You can just use the concentrated stuff neat in a pinch.
Americans don't say 'do the maths', they say 'do the math'.
pd040153

0C in still air means that at 20 mph your washer jets are already at -7C … 0C in still air means that at 20 mph your washer jets are already at -7C Get some of the Lidl stuff



please explain how your washer jets feel wind chill
i have been using Asda concentrate £2.90 for 5 litres good down to -5, was working ok until the temp went down to -15 tue morning. Been ok since though even at -7
Rubbish. Never buy the ready mixed, far too expensive!
Will this be on sale now in most Lidls?

or has it been and gone already?

Anyone with local knowledge I am in the Coventry/Leamington area

ta
Edited by: "NeelixWasANiceMan" 18th Jan 2013
therealjohnpeat

"Ready to use" means "diluted to the point of useless" then?I've been … "Ready to use" means "diluted to the point of useless" then?I've been using 'neat' screenwash this week and it's STILL freezing at times - it says good to -8 but it's not been anything like that cold...



The Lidl one goes down to -60, you've been conned.
All the hot votes just show the voting system on HUKD is broken! This stuff is worse than useless in winter!
Besford

All the hot votes just show the voting system on HUKD is broken! This … All the hot votes just show the voting system on HUKD is broken! This stuff is worse than useless in winter!



I think that the -5 stuff isn't *too* bad. I got mine from Asda, when they had a 2 for £2.50 deal (concentrated) and I also bought some Bluecol stuff (-36C), but now I reckon I'd just get some from Lidl

If you think that lidl costs £1.20/litre and the Asda stuff costs £0.50/litre (Even without the offer, it's £0.80/litre), it makes sense surely to use the Asda stuff when temperatures are in the positive figures, and the Lidl stuff when temperatures are in the minus figures?

Ofc you don't go overboard and think it's forecast to be -1C tomorrow, but it's 1C the day after, and keep switching each day, but you go by the months

I mean now, the Lidl stuff is pretty good, and this stuff perhaps not so much
pd040153

0C in still air means that at 20 mph your washer jets are already at -7C … 0C in still air means that at 20 mph your washer jets are already at -7C Get some of the Lidl stuff

jukie

[quote=pd040153] 0C in still air means that at 20 mph your washer jets … [quote=pd040153] 0C in still air means that at 20 mph your washer jets are already at -7C Get some of the Lidl stuff



Why ? You are the one that brought up wind chill..... Get a life.
waqasahmed

I think that the -5 stuff isn't *too* bad. I got mine from Asda, when … I think that the -5 stuff isn't *too* bad. I got mine from Asda, when they had a 2 for £2.50 deal (concentrated) and I also bought some Bluecol stuff (-36C), but now I reckon I'd just get some from LidlIf you think that lidl costs £1.20/litre and the Asda stuff costs £0.50/litre (Even without the offer, it's £0.80/litre), it makes sense surely to use the Asda stuff when temperatures are in the positive figures, and the Lidl stuff when temperatures are in the minus figures?Ofc you don't go overboard and think it's forecast to be -1C tomorrow, but it's 1C the day after, and keep switching each day, but you go by the monthsI mean now, the Lidl stuff is pretty good, and this stuff perhaps not so much



I tried to figure out which side of the debate you are on but gave up!

However, some people will only catch on when their washer bottle is frozen solid on a day when they really need their washers but by then it's too late.
jukie

please explain how your washer jets feel wind chill


pd040153

Why ? You are the one that brought up wind chill..... Get a life.

jukie

please explain how your washer jets feel wind chill


pd040153

Why ? You are the one that brought up wind chill..... Get a life.

jukie



Your original post is rubbish. if the air temp is 0C when still, then at 20 mph it is still 0C. Better that you post facts rather than start slinging insults
Besford

I tried to figure out which side of the debate you are on but gave … I tried to figure out which side of the debate you are on but gave up!However, some people will only catch on when their washer bottle is frozen solid on a day when they really need their washers but by then it's too late.



Im trying to see both sides, but still I'd buy concentrate and not the ready mix stuff. Doing the maths, I think the lidl stuff works out cheaper regardless.

I don't know how much you could get away with the Lidl stuff in the warmer months (pretty much most of the year :p) but I've seen stuff online that goes to -23C and they say you can use 1:10 over the summer. My bluecol stuff says that in "normal" conditions, you need 5% solution, 95% water, so 1:20?

Even at 1:10 for Lidl that's pretty good. In "normal" conditions, you'd get 50 litres for £5.99(8.33 litres/£ ), and with the Asda stuff, in normal conditions, you get 15 litres for £2.50 (6 litres/£ )

The Asda stuff works out at £0.16p/litre, and the Lidl stuff works out at £0.12p/litre. If you can get away with 1:20, it's even cheaper at around 6p/litre!

My bluecol stuff works out at 20 litres for £3 in normal conditions (3.33 litres/ £ ), making it actually cheaper than Asda :), and it also means that the solution costs £0.15p/litre in normal conditions

In severe winter conditions, the Asda stuff is put in "neat" ? so that's 50p/litre right there
The Bluecol stuff is 33%, so that's £1/litre of diluted solution. I'd get 3 litres out of the Bluecol stuff in severe winter conditions, making it more expensive than Asda, but it goes up to -36C, so....

If the Lidl stuff is also 33%, then that'd be £0.40p/litre. If you can get away with just 12.5%, then that'd be £0.15p/litre

Any way, it seems that whichever way you look at it the Lidl stuff wins
waqasahmed

Im trying to see both sides, but still I'd buy concentrate and not the … Im trying to see both sides, but still I'd buy concentrate and not the ready mix stuff. Doing the maths, I think the lidl stuff works out cheaper regardless.I don't know how much you could get away with the Lidl stuff in the warmer months (pretty much most of the year :p) but I've seen stuff online that goes to -23C and they say you can use 1:10 over the summer. My bluecol stuff says that in "normal" conditions, you need 5% solution, 95% water, so 1:20?Even at 1:10 for Lidl that's pretty good. In "normal" conditions, you'd get 50 litres for £5.99(8.33 litres/£ ), and with the Asda stuff, in normal conditions, you get 15 litres for £2.50 (6 litres/£ )The Asda stuff works out at £0.16p/litre, and the Lidl stuff works out at £0.12p/litre. If you can get away with 1:20, it's even cheaper at around 6p/litre!My bluecol stuff works out at 20 litres for £3 in normal conditions (3.33 litres/ £ ), making it actually cheaper than Asda :), and it also means that the solution costs £0.15p/litre in normal conditionsIn severe winter conditions, the Asda stuff is put in "neat" ? so that's 50p/litre right thereThe Bluecol stuff is 33%, so that's £1/litre of diluted solution. I'd get 3 litres out of the Bluecol stuff in severe winter conditions, making it more expensive than Asda, but it goes up to -36C, so....If the Lidl stuff is also 33%, then that'd be £0.40p/litre. If you can get away with just 12.5%, then that'd be £0.15p/litreAny way, it seems that whichever way you look at it the Lidl stuff wins



just bear in mind that the Lidl (-60c) stuff is not available all year round - tends to hit the shelves in Novemeber, so best bet for the winter months.

I just use cheapest stuff in the summer - but always concentrate - which appears harder and harder to find - last lot came from Poundland !

EliTom
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