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The_architect
09-07-2011, 08:24 AM
I am looking at the Moss catalog.

Can anyone tell me what the difference is between the Bugeye windshield washer container that costs $53.80, and that is just for just the jar alone, and the entire unit which includes the container, foot valve, cap etc. for the later cars? I am referring to part numbers 361-245 and 361-148?

Perhaps the diameter of the jar?

Next question how do you brighten up one of those plastic jars? I tried a Scotcbrite pad and soaking in a little bleach, but didn't seem to make any difference.

Thanks
Charlie

nomad
09-07-2011, 08:27 AM
Charlie: Enjoy the "Patina"!!

Kurt.

JPSmit
09-07-2011, 09:01 AM
assuming it to be the "tudor" style, a number of folk have got replacements from laboratory supply companies

smaceng
09-07-2011, 09:41 AM
Hey Charlie,
I too was one of those people, that wanted everything perfect for my BE. Well the Tudor bottle is a little yellow, but it is the original. I stuck a label on it. I have one of the laboratory bottle that sort of looks the part, but I'll never use it. Do you want it?
Scott in CA

The_architect
09-07-2011, 11:28 AM
Thank you for your replies, and for your offer, Scott. There are certainly a lot of things on my car that exhibit patina, and my car will never be what I consider to be a "restoration" particularly in the engine bay. I will leave that for the next guy.

But maybe I could sort of clean it up without trying to make it look like new. The thing really IS grungy. Your thoughts?

https://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb278/cdlinn_bucket/windshieldbottle.png



Charle

nomad
09-07-2011, 12:04 PM
Its prettier than mine! I imagine you could carefully polish the brass outlet and maybe do a little more cleaning but, seriously, there is something to be said for "patina". I think the yellowing probably is deep within the plastic.

Kurt.

apbos
09-07-2011, 01:01 PM
Mr Clean magic eraser will help clean it up.

Paul

TulsaFred
09-07-2011, 08:16 PM
Can anyone give specifics on the type of bottle to request at a lab supply store?

thanks
Fred

apbos
09-07-2011, 09:24 PM
Fred
I have a large number of them. Send me an address and I can send you out one for the cost of shipping.

Paul

nomad
09-08-2011, 04:55 AM
Be careful with the " magic eraser". My wife informs me they are abrasive though very effective.

Kurt.

JPSmit
09-08-2011, 07:40 AM
Be careful with the " magic eraser". My wife informs me they are abrasive though very effective.

Kurt.

I know people like that

The_architect
09-08-2011, 10:07 AM
Fellows, thanks for the input. I do enjoy the patina (you should see the rest of the engine bay). And I agree that the yellowing is deep within the plastic--it will clean up a little, but not much, so perhaps I'll just give it a once over lightly. I should probably pick up one of those new bottles from one of you, and put it back for the day when this one cracks.

Thanks again, gentlemen.

jlaird
09-08-2011, 08:21 PM
Paul says he has a large number of them, wondered where thay all went. Now I know. LOL

They are starting to get to be hard to find in good condition and Miss Agatha's is just fine thanks.

TulsaFred
09-08-2011, 08:50 PM
Thanks Paul,
PM sent
FW

apbos
09-08-2011, 10:02 PM
Here is the thread we talked about them 3 years ago. BCF (https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcforum/ubbthreads.php/topics/439089/Tudor_Washer_Bottle#Post439089)

PAul