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Old 06-07-2018, 11:57 AM
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Recently, I acquired an old triangular windshield washer refill bottle for my '64 Cadillac limousine (thanks Paul). Upon researching what to fill it with, I see both green and blue examples of the original fluid. Does it matter what color I fill it with to make it look original? Thanks Jim
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Buy a gallon of blue washer fluid, and a bottle of yellow food dye. A few drops of the yellow food dye into the blue fluid, will give you the correct color green, which is correct for the color of the washer fluid that was used in 1965. If you don't care about being period correct, then use anything that you desire.
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Buy a gallon of blue washer fluid, and a bottle of yellow food dye. A few drops of the yellow food dye into the blue fluid, will give you the correct color green, which is correct for the color of the washer fluid that was used in 1965. If you don't care about being period correct, then use anything that you desire.
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it's all about the details is it not.
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Who knew that blue & yellow make green?? Ingenious Paul!
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Too dark.
Let it sit in the sun for a few days & mask the label for protection.
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