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Dave1982
01-11-2012, 12:51 AM
Quick little PSA for those in colder climates.

I've just found out the hard way that the orange windshield washer fluid with de-icing chemicals in it will dissolve the carpeting in your trunk if it leaks out of the bottle. :rant:

sms001
01-11-2012, 01:05 AM
Thanks for the heads-up! Sorry you learned it the hard way.

Slayer
01-11-2012, 01:13 AM
That's horrible! I use the blue stuff that's good for low temps.

Food Lady
01-11-2012, 03:59 AM
Oh, wow. I guess keeping it in a plastic bag is in order.

kpzra
01-11-2012, 06:20 AM
You should see what the stuff they only sell in Alaska does...it's good for -60 and is STRONG.

dendawg
01-11-2012, 08:01 AM
-60? That's almost enough to freeze alcohol. :eek:

dalesys
01-11-2012, 08:08 AM
...will dissolve the carpeting...
Sure that was carpet? Not mold?:p

kpzra
01-11-2012, 06:03 PM
-60? That's almost enough to freeze alcohol. :eek:

Yeah, you don't shut your vehicle down unless you are staying somewhere for hours, and then you plug it in. Block heater, battery, oil, and tranny heating pads...and this is the Fairbanks/Delta Junction area so it's not in the middle of nowhere even:eek: