Does This Stop Freezing On Glass?

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  1. stevelewis

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    Ive been told by a window cleaner in my town that if u want water to stop freezing on the glass just add half a capfull of methalated spirits, just wondered if this was true? Not had any freezing of yet but its on the way lads
     
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  2. Gmeister

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    Screen wash is a lot better, it cleans the glass and stops freezing!

    Metholyted spirits and anti freeze, well, all am bothered about is will it smear or leave a film on the the glass..
     
  3. CNS-southwest

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    Mentholated spirits will never smear as it will completely evaporate within about 4 minutes and as its alcohol based, it will stop freezing
     
  4. stevelewis

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    Cheers lads gunna grab a couple if bottles on my way home now cause its gunna be -8 where im workin tomorrow! Not good
     
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    Putting meths or anti freeze in your ibc tank after its been through ur RO, will it not effect the pure water reading?
     
  6. Dodger

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    I use it to clean lasers Dave undiluted does leave a whitish residue that I have to wipe away with a cotton bud but yeah can be used as an antifreeze and won't affect pure water in the amounts you'd be putting in. There are better things though, trad I'd go with Gmeisters screen wash and wfp Methanol/methyl alcohol, I'm no expert but I have read a lot lol.
     
  7. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    Used anti-freeze a few winters and never had any trouble with it at all.
     
  8. CNS-southwest

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    Are you thinking of white spirits ??
     
  9. Dodger

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    Nope, meths
     
  10. CNS-southwest

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    Hmmm weird, never had a trace left on our stuff.

    We used to use it at my dad companies before sticking labels etc onto panels, reason we used it is because it doesn't leave a residue lol
     
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