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suitable cleaning fluid

Discussion in 'Everything Else InkJet Printer Related' started by plimsol, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. Oct 24, 2006
    plimsol

    plimsol Getting Fingers Dirty

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    have any of the british correspondents found the uk equivalent of windex?
    I have scoured the shelves for an ammonia based cleaner to no avail.
    has any one tracked down an easily available suitable substitute for "windex" ?
    plimsol.
     
  2. Oct 24, 2006
    fotofreek

    fotofreek Printer Master Moderator

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    Do you have a product known as windoline in the UK? I've seen that mentioned in some posts.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2006
    plimsol

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    thanks, yes we do have windoline, I looked at the label in my search but ammonia is not mentioned but I will give it a try
     
  4. Oct 25, 2006
    ~PJ~

    ~PJ~ Newbie to Printing

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    What are you actually trying to clean? The original Windolene has chalk in to absorb grease, and I can't see that being much good for a printer...
     
  5. Oct 25, 2006
    plimsol

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    suspect dried ink blocking the heads, I understand the best solvent is an ammonia based liquid, the americans must still have ammonia in their windex but having sniffed the uk equivalent ie windolene, I cannot detect any smell of ammonia.
    Any ideas as to a suitable uk liquid?
    I am loath to try something too strong such as household bleach or ammonia, even diluted
    hugo.
     
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    ~PJ~

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    Printhead cleaning fluid here is isopropyl alcohol, isn't it?
     
  7. Oct 25, 2006
    Grandad35

    Grandad35 Printer Master Moderator

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    plimsol

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    yes indeed, but in the dump i live in if you ask for isopropyl alcohol they look at you as if you are an alcoholic, have tried vodka but not with any success..
     
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    panos

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    :) No problem plimsol, ammonia-based glass cleaner works better than alcohol
     
  10. Oct 25, 2006
    plimsol

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    still got a problem, uk has become so politically correct that all the glass cleaners i have looked do not contain ammonia anymore, that was why my original enquiry was to see if anyone in the uk had actually tracked down one with an ammonia base. I looked,at and had a smell of all the ones I could get the tops off, not a hint of ammonia!
     

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