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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" ?
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Do you have a product known as windoline in the UK? I've seen that mentioned in some posts.
 

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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
 

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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...
 

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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
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Printhead cleaning fluid here is isopropyl alcohol, isn't it?
 

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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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:) No problem plimsol, ammonia-based glass cleaner works better than alcohol
 

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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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