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Windshield Washer Fluid Code Cracked! = water + ethanol

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Vodka is just ethanol cut with water I believe (not 100% sure). Drinking methanol will kill ya and it has very little smell.
Technically that any grain based spirit…
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So why can't we just go to O'Reily's auto parts and buy wiper fluid?
 
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I've never smelled ethanol that smells like an antiseptic mouthwash. Besides the mouthwash.
This concoction smells pretty Listerine antiseptic like. Ethanol smell can vary, I've got some 140 proof on the way. It's such a silly waste of time this whole pursuit of windshield washer fluid but it's better than arguing about ______. Give it a shot, see what you think.
 

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Someone just needs to sneak into a service center and read the 55 gallon drums they are using to refill vehicles.
 

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Someone just needs to sneak into a service center and read the 55 gallon drums they are using to refill vehicles.
No need. A picture was posted in another thread.

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I'll be proactive and post a pic of the coolant Rivian uses... 😂
Didn't think to get a pic of the washer fluid back then

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Anyone else asking why were able to smell it in the first place? I’ve never smelled this much from washing fluid before.

But it’s a good pleasant smelling high.
 

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No need. A picture was posted in another thread.

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Some more info if anyone cares lol..

GC® Windshield Washer Fluid Concentrate is a 100% methanol formula designed to cut through the toughest dirt, grime, road film, and bugs. Depending on the mixing ratio, it can be used to create summer or winter windshield washer fluid for year-round protection and safety.

  • Mix With Water for Winter or Summer Driving
  • Cleans Dirt, Dust, Bugs and Salt Residue
  • Makes 20 Gallons of +32° Windshield Washer Fluid
https://genuine-chemistry.com/produ...fluid/gc-windshield-washer-fluid-concentrate/

I dont like the idea of breathing in methanol vapors if the smell is coming through that easy. Seems like all of the "all season" ones contain methanol. The environmentally safe ones that do not contain it are for summertime use only.
 
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Anyone else asking why were able to smell it in the first place? I’ve never smelled this much from washing fluid before.

But it’s a good pleasant smelling high.
Cabin fresh air intake is right there, some fluid doesn't make it all the way into the windshield.
 

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Some more info if anyone cares lol..

GC® Windshield Washer Fluid Concentrate is a 100% methanol formula designed to cut through the toughest dirt, grime, road film, and bugs. Depending on the mixing ratio, it can be used to create summer or winter windshield washer fluid for year-round protection and safety.

  • Mix With Water for Winter or Summer Driving
  • Cleans Dirt, Dust, Bugs and Salt Residue
  • Makes 20 Gallons of +32° Windshield Washer Fluid
https://genuine-chemistry.com/produ...fluid/gc-windshield-washer-fluid-concentrate/
I don't think the concentrate is the same stuff.
 

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Rivian needs to sell it on the shop as “Gary’s Bug Juice Washer Fluid - Stay Adventurous”
 

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Rivian needs to sell it on the shop as “Gary’s Bug Juice Washer Fluid - Stay Adventurous”
Why not? In high school, Gary showed us his lab. He told us he used it for “recreational” purposes. Could be a great way to turn a hobby into a real money maker.
 

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