FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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GENERAL QUESTIONS

Follow your local municipality’s regulations to dispose of SPLASH® products.

It takes as little as 10 ounces or fewer of another windshield fluid product without freeze protection in the reservoir to raise the freeze point. When adding new product between seasons, we suggest you empty your reservoir completely to avoid dilution of your washer fluid so you have freeze protection in the colder months.

WINDSHIELD WASH

No. But it’s best to keep your reservoir from running dry. You never know when you’ll need fluid to wash your windshield. 

Park your car in a warm garage for the fluid to thaw and consult your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations. Then replace with a lower burst protection, like our De-Icer Windshield Wash that protects to -30°F.

Yes. Our All Season 4-in-1 is formulated to dissolve bug grime, bird droppings, and tree sap.

It’s unlikely. View our Safety Data Sheets for flash points and other warnings about specific products.

If frozen in the bottle, place the bottle somewhere warm, above 32°F.

Inhalation during the normal course of refilling is not harmful, however excessive inhaling of windshield washer fluid vapor can be harmful. Call a physician immediately in severe cases or if recovery is not rapid. View our Safety Data Sheets for more warnings about specific products.

If unopened, windshield washer fluid does not have a shelf life. If opened, the shelf life depends on the storage environment.

Remove the SPLASH® RV & Marine Antifreeze immediately and replace it with SPLASH® Windshield Wash Fluid. The RV & Marine Antifreeze will become opaque on your windshield to a point that you will not see. Consult your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations for how to drain the washer fluid reservoir.

It takes as little as 10 ounces or fewer of another windshield fluid product without freeze protection in the reservoir to raise the freeze point. When adding new product between seasons, we suggest you empty your reservoir completely to avoid dilution of your washer fluid so you have freeze protection in the colder months.

No. The various temperature setting colored tips were tested in our lab to provide windshield wash at the freezing points outlined. Modification to any of the tips could result in large changes in the freeze points.

The container that you’re filling with the washer fluid from the pump hose should be lower than dispenser itself. 

The water pressure will not impact the freeze point of the windshield washer fluid, but increased water pressure will fill your container faster. 

PRESSURE WASHER CLEANERS

We recommend one part concentrate to five parts of water.

Yes, although we recommend following product directions for best results. If you don’t have a pressure washer, our cleaning solutions will help you clean and remove grease from a variety of surfaces, just like any other heavy duty soap. Make sure to dilute with water and wear protective gloves, clothing, eye and face protection, as our formulas are highly concentrated.

ANTIFREEZE

SPLASH® RV & Marine Antifreeze is designed to provide burst protection to temperatures of -50°F, -75°F or -100°F. The -50°F and -75°F solution will freeze between +20°F and +16°F.  The -100°F solution will freeze at approximately -20°F. Frozen or slushy antifreeze still provides burst protection.

Follow the manufacturer's recommendations when winterizing all recreational vehicles.

For dogs, SPLASH® RV & Marine Antifreeze is non-poisonous; consult your veterinarian for more information. If your cat ingested RV & Marine antifreeze, we recommend seeking emergency medical attention.

No. SPLASH® uses a blend of different burst protection agents instead of just propylene glycol and water, so a refractometer or hydrometer will not measure the freeze point correctly.  

Follow the manufacturer's recommendations when winterizing all pools and spas.

We do not recommend inhaling antifreeze that contains ethanol. See label contents to determine ethanol content. If more than an incidental amount was ingested or inhaled during the regular course of use, seek medical attention immediately or contact Poison Control. View our Safety Data Sheets for more warnings about specific products.

No. If any antifreeze product has been diluted, we cannot guarantee burst protection.

If unopened, it does not have a shelf life.

No, it is not for use in a wood stove. Ethanol-based antifreeze and propylene glycol is dangerous in applications that involve heating.

No. Our antifreeze products are intended for winterizing, not to be used as a coolant or to transfer heat. Antifreeze will turn acidic and may corrode metal parts over time if used in a manner that involves heat. Ethanol-based antifreeze is dangerous in applications that involve heating. We recommend using Heat Transfer Fluid 100% PG for this application.

Consult your manufacturer’s recommendations for how to use SPLASH® Pool & Spa Antifreeze.

Yes, but we do not recommend using ethanol-based antifreeze in tires. Consult your manufacturer’s recommendations.

No. Consult your manufacturer’s recommendations.

No. Consult your manufacturer’s recommendations.

No. Consult your manufacturer’s recommendations.

DE-ICERS & ICE MELT

Yes. Use HeatWave Liquid De-Icer before a snowfall to prevent ice buildup and make shoveling or plowing easier. Apply our Ice Melt products following a winter weather event to keep your walkways and driveways clear, long after the snowstorm.

Heatwave Liquid De-Icer is not harmful when in contact with skin; however, it will cause eye irritation. Consult our Safety Data Sheets for more information. We recommend contacting your veterinarian or seeking emergency medical attention if HeatWave Liquid De-Icer comes in contact with your pets’ eyes.

No. Red Hot De-Icer is intended to remove ice, frost, and slush that has already formed and should be used with defrosters. Use our HeatWave Liquid De-Icer to prevent ice/frost before a snowstorm.

Pet Safe Ice Melt is made with magnesium chloride and calcium magnesium acetate, which are safer for pets than sodium chloride, the ingredient most often used in ice melts. This type of salt does not have any hazards for skin contact. Consult our Safety Data Sheets for more information.

It is not dangerous during the regular course of use, though we do not recommend inhaling Red Hot De-Icer. Consult our Safety Data Sheets for more information. If ingested or inhaled, seek medical attention immediately or contact Poison Control. 

Salt, along with the freeze and thaw cycle, can damage concrete. To minimize surface damage, use only enough Ice Melt to loosen snow or ice, and then promptly remove slush and ice from concrete surfaces. This product is to be used at the consumer’s risk of loss from damage to surfaces.

Short-term, singular exposure is not likely to cause significant skin irritation. Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause skin irritation or even a chemical burn. Premium Ice Melt may cause a more severe response if confined to skin or in contact with abraded (scratched or cut) skin. Consult our Safety Data Sheets for more information.

Yes. SPLASH® Ice Melt contains salt, which will damage vegetation. We recommend using our Premium Ice Melt or our salt-free formula, Pet Safe Ice Melt, to prevent harm to grass or plants.

CLEANERS

All Purpose Cleaner is for use on plastic and windows. It may be used on leather and upholstery, but repeated use may be harmful.

All Purpose Cleaner can remove dirt, dust and grime. It may work on stains, depending on the surface and type of stain.

Yes. Our All Purpose Cleaner is an all-in-one automotive interior solution with streak-free shine capabilities.

Yes. SPLASH® Glass Cleaner is safe for any glass or monitor/display surfaces.

a. Consult your manufacturer’s recommendations. SPLASH® Pool Shock may be applied only by the methods specified on the labeling. For a new pool or spring start-up, super-chlorinate with 54 to 108 ounces of product for each 10,000 gallons of water to yield five to 10 ppm available chlorine by weight. Check the level of available chlorine with a test kit. Adjust and maintain pool water pH between 7.2 and 7.6. Adjust and maintain the alkalinity of the pool between 50 and 100 ppm.

b. To maintain the pool, add 12 ounces of pool shock for each 10,000 gallons of water either manually or by a chemical feeder to yield an available chlorine residual between 0.6 and 1.0 ppm by weight. Stabilized pools should maintain a residual of 1.0 to 1.5 ppm available chlorine. Monitor the pH, available chlorine residual, and alkalinity of the water frequently with appropriate test kits. Frequency of water treatment will depend on the temperature of the pool and number of swimmers.

c. Every seven days, or as necessary, super-chlorinate the pool with 54 to 108 ounces of product for each 10,000 gallons of water to yield five to 10 ppm available chlorine by weight. Check the level of available chlorine with a test kit. Do not reenter the pool until the chlorine residual is between 1.0 and 3.0 ppm.

It depends on the concentration of chemical. We recommend consulting your pool or spa manufacturer’s guidelines and the instructions on the label when using SPLASH® Pool Shock. Contact Poison Control or seek medical attention for treatment advice if you think you’ve been over-exposed.

WIPER BLADES

Wiper blades should be replaced every six months to a year, as soon as you notice a difference in driving visibility. When they no longer make proper contact with the windshield surface and begin to squeak, chatter, skip, smear, or streak, you should consider replacing them. Check out our full line of wiper blades.

Yes. Wash your windshield regularly, when you fill up with gas or at home. That way, your wiper blades won’t have to scrape over any residue that is stuck on your windshield and requires scrubbing. Scrape your windshield before running the wipers, as frost and ice can rip the rubber on your blades. Clear your wiper blades of ice and snow with our Red Hot De-Icer before you use them.