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Old 06-19-2011, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by 3284me View Post
...On another note I stopped by my dealer yesterday to buy OEM fluid to see if maybe mine was mixed wrong. The bottle said SMB and its blue? My OEM fluid sprays out white??? So now I am wondering if this is why I am getting soap spots? Is anyones OEM fluid spraying out white?
My guess is that the washer fluid line ends in a spray nozzle. Nozzles are used for three purposes: to distribute a liquid over an area, to increase liquid surface area, and create impact force on a solid surface. Spray nozzles can cause atomization-the breakup of the fluid into drops (paraphrased from Wikipedia).

Therefore, what your seeing is the blue mixture breaking up into drops/mist & bubbly soap, & looking whitish.

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