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Lee07/08/2013 20:41:18
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Hi

Simple question. What is the UK equivalent of Windex.

Cheers Lee

Jay-BFG07/08/2013 20:47:01
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UK equivalent of Windex is.....Windex, you can buy it from Amazon

What are you using it for?

Jay

Ken Holland07/08/2013 20:49:25
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Probably any brand window cleaner these days Lee. Try the cheap stuff from somewhere like Tesco for example.

It's mostly IPA (Isopropyl alcohol) as far as I know.

 Try Googling "windex equivalent in uk" and see what comes up...

Edited By Ken Holland on 07/08/2013 20:51:26

Karl07/08/2013 21:44:47
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Windolene, but the clear spray, not the pink cream.
But as Ken has pointed out any spray winow cleaner should do.

Edited By KarlW on 07/08/2013 21:49:18

Jon Arnold07/08/2013 22:14:42
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I'm told that Windolene has changed it's formula so that it no longer contains ammonia.

If that is so (I still got some old formula, with a diminishing supply of Klear) then it won't work so good.

I'm guessing you want to strip/clean/dilute Acrylic paint?

if so the key ingredient is 5% ammonia, so the cheapo supermarket own brand wondow cleaner 'should' be ok.

good luck

Lee08/08/2013 14:47:43
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Hi Jay, Ken, Karl and Jon

Thanks for the replies. I want to use it for cleaning my air brush in a sonic cleaner. I don't want to use pre made as it would be quite expensive and I found a formula on a site which use's Windex and isopropyl alcohol.

 

Regards lee

Edited By Lee on 08/08/2013 14:49:02

Karl08/08/2013 16:50:40
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You can get citric acid in a powder form, great for the sonic bath just mix it up with water, used it for my diving regs and those kept me alive more than my AB does.

Lee08/08/2013 17:18:35
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Cheers Karl

Will try that.

Regards Lee

Jon Arnold09/08/2013 08:56:25
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I've had good results with an ultrasonic cleaner with just water & washing up liquid, but it was fresh paint.

If you use Acrylics, then I'd go with a 5% ammonia, as IPA will curdle some Acrylics & turn it into sticky goo. blush

If you use enamels, then use the appropriate thinners/white spirit/turps as appropriate.

Check the specs of your airbrush, as some have rubber 'o' rings/washers which will not like being dunked in appropriate thinners/white spirit/turps.

Good luck.

Carlos6909/08/2013 11:10:07
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Whilst we are on the subject, I am looking for an equivalent to Windex, but all I have looked at do not contain Amonia, a key ingredient for what I need.

Any ideas of any with the same make up as Windex ?

Thx

Carl

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