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When my Husband mentioned that his screen wash had ran out I though it necessary to buy him a couple of bottles straight away as I did not want him to fill his screen wash reservoir up with plain water as he his a make do and mend kind of chap.
While water will do in a pinch it is much better to have some screen wash mixed in as this helps to remove dirt and bug splatters and leaves the screen clean. Also at this time of year it is great to have a screen wash with de-icer as it helps clear the screen of ice and frost in the mornings and will stop the screen freezing up when driving on particularly cold days.
My 500ml bottle of screen wash cost me a couple of pounds off the market in town and I have seen it for sale on ebay uk for around £4.00 with free delivery.
As is usual with all screen wash the liquid contained within is blue and can be seen through the opaque plastic bottle. On the front of the bottle I am told that this is screen wash and de-icer and will make up to 25 litres of screen wash.
I am not sure how much water the screen wash reservoir hold on our car so I poured half a bottle of screen wash in and then topped the reservoir up with roughly 6 litres of water. I know this is more than the recommended amount but I thought seeing as we have had some pretty cold and icy mornings it made sense to use plenty so as to help clear the screen.
The screen wash has been in action for a couple of weeks now and so far so good. A couple of squirts on the window while driving soon cleans the windscreen of dirt and leaves the glass shiny and smear free. As for helping with the car defrosting it seems to be holding its own when used in conjunction with a little de-icer and a scraper on the very cold mornings it does seem a little quicker than regular screen wash.
The bottle also claims that he screen wash can be squirted directly on to the windscreen when de-icing the car but to me this seems a little wasteful as we already have a de-icer product for this.
In conclusion I would probably not buy this again as a combined de-icer and screen wash but as a screen wash it does a pretty good job, the screen cleans up quickly and smear free but in all honesty this product is not much better than a bottle of concentrated screen wash from the pound shop.
I give Decosal screen wash de-icer 3/5 stars as it cleans well enough but is not worth paying extra for its de-icer capabilities.
Thank you for reading x
Screen Wash De-Icer 500ml