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Old 01-17-04, 04:24 PM Thread Starter   #1
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I know anti-freeze and car coolent work, but how about car wind shield wiper fluid? Would it work, I have so much of it and it is a nice blue :P
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Old 01-17-04, 04:30 PM   #2
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i believe its corrosive dude
unless you have a ALL copper setup (no anodized aluminum top or aluminum radiator) then you could use it, but with caution because i believe it's a light cleanser as well, cleansers can be harmful to metals
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Old 01-17-04, 04:57 PM   #3
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i heard it wasn't corrosive

but neh who am i to tell might be the brand it seems to just be water to me lol
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Old 01-17-04, 05:04 PM   #4
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there was a forum where they had a person from polarflo answer questions and someone asked about what they(the company) have in there systems. they said 100% windshield washer fluid. their blocks have a anodized top. i was wondering about using just windshield washing fluid myself.
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Old 01-17-04, 07:17 PM   #5
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Windshield washer fluid consist of distilled water, methanol, and blue coloring.

Methanol is harmless to anodizing.

As far as corrosion prevention is concerened. Nobody really knows if it prevents corrosion. IMO it doesn't.
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Old 01-17-04, 07:48 PM   #6
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ahh yes, methanol, its not a cleaner. now i remember. i'd still stick with antifreeze/coolant.
even if it gave you better preformance or just because its cheaper, is that worth putting your computer and cooling components at risk?
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Old 01-17-04, 11:13 PM Thread Starter   #7
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ahh yes, methanol, its not a cleaner. now i remember. i'd still stick with antifreeze/coolant.
even if it gave you better preformance or just because its cheaper, is that worth putting your computer and cooling components at risk?
Nope...good thing I asked.
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